Geoff Dyer of the Financial Times joins Hari Sreenivasan from Washington to talk about Turkey’s reluctance to fight ISIS, as the NATO partner pushes for a broader fight that includes combating Assad’s regime. Continue reading
Thousands of health care workers in Liberia said they would go on strike starting Monday because of a dispute in pay, a move that could be a damaging blow to containing the Ebola virus’ spread in the country. Continue reading
World leaders and the United Nations spotlighted the problem of violence against women around the world during the U.N.’s third International Day of the Girl on Saturday. Continue reading
The Obama administration’s promise to limit U.S. military engagement against Islamic State militants makes it difficult to accept Turkey’s terms for joining the fight in neighboring Syria. Continue reading
In our news wrap Friday, the UN envoy to Syria warned there could be a massacre if the border town of Kobani is fully captured by the Islamic State. The militants have already taken 40 percent of the town despite stepped-up coalition airstrikes. Also, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s absence from another major public event stoked speculation about who’s in charge of the country. Continue reading
The Pakistani girl who was almost killed by the Taliban is now the youngest Nobel laureate ever. The 2014 Peace Prize will be shared by Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani advocate for girls’ education, and Kailash Satyarthi, an Indian children’s rights activist. For Malala, the announcement came two years and a day after her near-deadly encounter with the Taliban. Hari Sreenivasan reports. Continue reading
One’s a global icon. The other is largely unknown, even in his home country. This year’s Nobel Peace Prize winners, Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi, have been leading advocates for the rights of children on issues like child slavery and universal education. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Gayle Tzemach Lemmon of the Council on Foreign Relations about the significance of their activism. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — The State Department is renewing its global terrorism alert for Americans traveling abroad, saying it sees a heightened risk of reprisal attacks from the Islamic State group and its supporters.
Four new mass graves were unveiled Thursday in the southwest Mexican town of Iguala, two weeks after a group of 43 students vanished in the region.
- Children’s advocates Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan and Kailash Satyarthi of India win Nobel Peace Prize
Children’s rights advocates Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan and Kailash Satyarthi of India, who both campaign for giving children access to an education and against their exploitation for financial gain, won this year’s Nobel Peace Prize. Continue reading