PRI's The World: 8/29/201408/29/14
The UK raises its terror alert level from "substantial" to "severe" in light of the developments in Syria and Iraq. Also, a weapons researcher analyzes online photos and videos for clues to the wars in Ukraine and the Middle East. And the Hello Kitty...
PRI's The World: 8/28/2014
Much of the focus about undocumented immigrants in the US has focused on Latinos, but many Asians are also undocumented and are less vocal about coming out of the shadows. And the war in Ukraine heats up while Russia's involvement only intensifies....
PRI's The World: 8/27/2014
30 Mosques in 30 Days — comedian Aman Ali visited a different mosque every day for a month and blogged about it. Also, Chinese calligraphy falls by the wayside as texting takes over. And the Times of London brings the sound of typewriters back to the...
PRI's The World: 8/26/2014
Libya is back in the news as the UAE launches airstrikes against rebel militias in a move that surprised the United States. Plus, President Obama has authorized surveillance flights over Syria, which could be a precursor to air strikes against rebels...
PRI's The World: 8/25/2014
Who is Theo Curtis? We hear from a friend of the American writer released yesterday by militants in Syria. Also, we get the details on the Nursa Front, the militant group that held Curtis for nearly two years. And we remember the late Richard...
PRI's The World: 8/22/14
Hamas says it has executed at least 18 alleged collaborators with Israel. We'll have the latest on that, as well as the continuing air strikes and rocket attacks in Gaza. Plus, a surprising story about young people in Iraq who are determined to stay...
PRI's The World: 8/21/2014
The aftermath of American journalist James Foley's murder by extremists in Syria — a Syrian opposition activist talks about the trajectory of the conflict. And a terrorism expert fills us in on the social media strategies of groups like the Islamic...
PRI's The World:8/20/2014
Remembering journalist James Foley. The FBI says it believes that a web video published by the Islamic State purporting to show the execution of kidnapped journalist James Foley is, in fact, real. Plus, part two in our story of an undocumented...
PRI's The World: 8/19/2014
Tweeting tear gas tips — residents of the West Bank turn to Twitter and offer advice to protestors in Ferguson, Missouri. Plus, the story of a undocumented immigrant couple trying to get their kids to the United States. That includes spending $10,000...
PRI's The World: 8/18/2014
We go on the ground in Monrovia where an Ebola treatment center in Liberia's capital was attacked and looted over the weekend. Also, we're getting word that Iraqi military forces have retaken an important dam near Mosul. We'll hear from an Iraqi civil...
PRI's The World: 08/15/2014
Many are wondering whether the lack of diversity on the Ferguson police force in Missouri has played a role in the recent violence there. We speak with Christopher Dickey, Paris bureau chief for The Daily Beast, about whether French police forces are...
PRI's The World: 08/14/14
There's been a fourth night of clashes between protesters in the town of Ferguson, Missouri and local police. There are quite a few reporters from foreign news outlets on the ground in Ferguson. We'll touch base with them to see how they're covering...
PRI's The World: 08/13/14
We head to Gaza and find out how Palestinians are feeling ahead of a 72 hour cease-fire that's due to expire on Wednesday. And, you'll hear about the anti-Israel song that Israelis are, strangely enough, dancing to in the nightclubs. Also, how...
PRI's The World: 8/12/2014
"Good Morning, Vietnam...." and farewell, Robin Williams. Fond remembrances have been pouring in from all over the world, especially from US service personnel. During his career, Williams performed at many USO events overseas. We'll tap into our...
PRI's The World: 08/11/2014
Could Islamic militants in Iraq threaten Americans? Maybe. Also, a family checks in on their deserted Israeli community along the Gaza border. And, the Texas no man’s land known as 'North Mexico.'
PRI's The World: 8/08/2014
US air strikes in Iraq announced today. Also, Israeli airstrikes have resumed in Gaza after a 72 hour cease-fire came to an end. Plus, a look back to the resignation of Richard Nixon 40 years ago — how did the world respond when Nixon stepped down?...
PRI's The World: 8/07/2014
With a ceasefire holding — but due to expire tomorrow morning — we go inside the Gaza strip, where residents are accessing the damage after almost a solid month of intense bombardment. Also, some Israelis question their military's doctrine, which...
PRI's The World: 8/06/2014
Imagine thinking you've lost your family, only to reconnect decades later. That's what happened to an Argentinan grandmother who found her grandson 36 years after he was taken during the country's "dirty war." Also, the Russian government is...
PRI's The World: 8/05/2014
A Russian-American writer tells us how Russians view the conflict in Ukraine and the language being used to describe it. Also, we speak to the daughter of a US aid worker kidnapped three years ago in Pakistan. Plus, the global roots and outreach of...
PRI's The World: 8/04/2014
We're still following some tough stories, including the war in Gaza, the Ebola outbreak and the controversy over underage migrants crossing the border into the US. The World's Jason Margolis is just back from the Mexico-Texas border where he's been...
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