PRI's The World: 9/17/201409/17/14
The Obama Administration sends US troops to help fight Ebola in West Africa. Plus, passengers in Pakistan chase a former government minister off a plane after his late arrival kept them waiting at the gate for hours. And a fashion designer who's...
PRI's The World: 9/16/2014
The US carries out airstrikes near Baghdad where a tense sectarian mood is emerging and where the "fear of the other is seeping even to the people you know." Also, a Ukrainian-American author writes about the Ukrainian community in Brighton Beach and...
PRI's The World: 9/15/2014
A Minneapolis teen disappears and then surfaces in Syria. Her family fears she may have been recruited by militants. Also, a group of American doctors heads to the Ebola outbreak zone. And Grimms' fairy tales get a new English translation — darker,...
PRI's The World: 9/12/2014
How does the so-called "coalition" expect to tackle the ISIS threat and how exactly does ISIS recruit young Western women to their cause? Plus, a visit to a building in Venezuela that's been dubbed "the world's largest squat," and how the government...
PRI's The World: 9/11/2014
13 years after the Al-Qaeda attacks of September 11th, America once again braces for war. But President Obama says it's a different target and a different kind of war. This time, the target is the Islamic State — or ISIS — and the war, the President...
President Obama will outline his plans to combat the extremist group, ISIS. We'll assess ISIS's military capabilities. Also, we have the incredible story of the Green Prince. The son of a Hamas leader, he's recruited by Israeli intelligence to spy on...
PRI's The World: 9/09/2014
We go to Baghdad to take the pulse of the Iraqi public ahead of Obama's speech tomorrow. The President is expected to outline a strategy to combat a militant group that calls itself the Islamic State. Also, selling Toyotas in Tripoli — militants love...
PRI's The World: 9/8/2014
An American convert to militant Islam now favors peace, but explains why young Muslims feel drawn to jihad. Also, we begin an occasional series on the joys and challenges of translation. Plus, we go behind the scenes of a popular Nigerian radio soap...
PRI's The World: 9/05/2014
NATO's plans for deterring Russian aggression are on the battlefield — and online. Also, Israelis look across their border with Syria and see al Qaeda. And a Canadian DJ takes on Disney in a fight over mouse ears.
PRI's The World: 09/04/2014
Thursday on The World, we look at why the Ebola crisis isn't getting a full crisis response. Also, how multiple foreign crises are putting American power to the test. And, why chess fans worldwide are focusing on St. Louis.
PRI's The World: 9/03/2014
President Obama pledges continued support for former Soviet countries. Also, how hospital operating rooms could get airline-style black boxes. And an amazing tale of undercover cops in London and their deceits and double lives.
PRI's The World: 9/02/2014
We have the latest on the apparent beheading American hostage Steven Sotloff. Plus, NATO says it will send thousands of troops to eastern Europe in light of the crisis in Ukraine. Russia has countered by calling NATO a threat and vowing to change its...
PRI's The World: 9/01/2014
Anti-government protestors stormed the state television headquarters in Islamabad, Pakistan. Authorities have restored order but the demonstration raises fears of a coup. Also, new proposals to deal with so-called "home-grown extremists" in the UK....
PRI's The World: 8/29/2014
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...
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