In this slideshow, I am going to show you some cartoons from a Burmese cartoonist. This is the only Burmese cartoonist that I’ve been able to find so far. I am sure there are others, but lets meet Harn Lay.
At the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Durban, South Africa, the nations of the world are struggling to address a problem that’s racing far ahead of our response so far. The UN process remains gridlocked on the big issue of hard commitments from major polluters like the US and China to cut their greenhouse gas emissions.
But incremental progress may yet be made in Durban.
This week The World presents on-the-ground coverage of the conference as well as updates on some of the latest climate science and a special report from the Maldives, one of the countries most imminently threatened by rising sea levels.
In Bashar Al Assad’s interview with ABC’s Barbara Walters, the Syrian leader says he feels no guilt for the deaths of Syrians during the past nine months of protests because he, Assad, does not control those forces. Marco Werman listens to parts of the interview with Andrew Tabler of The Washington Institute to get his reaction. Tabler lived in Syria for seven years and has met Bashar Assad.
Syria is becoming the latest battleground in a Cold War for influence in the Middle East. On one side is Iran, an old ally of the Assad regime. On the other is Saudi Arabia and the other Gulf Kingdoms.
The Obama administration is offering some advice to its most important ally in the region: Israel should do more to mend fences with its neighbors. That message was sent recently by Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta. But as The World’s Matthew Bell reports from Jerusalem, Israelis aren’t buying it.
The Maldives is one of the countries most imminently threatened by rising seas from climate change. But as Lily Jamali reports, even many people in the tiny Indian Ocean nation don’t sense a real threat to their lives and livelihoods.
Derek Boogaard was a hockey enforcer who died from a lethal mix of booze and oxycodone this past summer.
The Random Hacks of Kindness movement brings computer experts together to build software that could be used during natural disasters or other global crises.
Tunes spun on The World between our reports for December 7, 2011. Artists featured are: Issa Bagayogo, AfroCubism, Miriam Makeba, Balkan Beat Box, Vieux Farka Toure, Selffish.
Human rights activists have come up with the Satellite Sentinel Project that purchases satellite imagery of Sudan and South Sudan and analyzes it to help find those who are waging war.
The Indian government suspended its plan to allow retail giants like Wal-Mart to operate in India.
Four young men from a small township have become South Africa’s newest musical sensations.