Toppling Bashar al-Assad in Syria might be relatively easy, compared to the violence that is likely to plague a fractured, post-Assad regime, says Vali Nasr, the dean of the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University.
Syria’s Christian minorities are facing increasing dangers, especially in the city of Aleppo. Mar Gregorios, the Archbishop of Aleppo tells host Aaron Schachter about the competing pressures Orthodox Christians face as they try to position themselves politically for a future when President Bashar al-Assad is no longer in power.
Three members of Russian punk band Pussy Riot have pleaded not guilty to charges of hooliganism over an anti-Vladimir Putin protest at Moscow’s main cathedral.
Host Aaron Schachter has been watching the Olympic coverage and is troubled by one thing: “Why are there so many empty seats?” Aaron talks with Mihir Bose who’s covering the Olympics for the Evening Standard.
Olympic Round-Up: Anchor Aaron Schachter talks with The World’s Alex Gallafent in London about the latest news from Olympics; how the city is still buzzing, and how some athletes are protesting sponsorship restrictions, and explores Olympic poetry.
Four people have been sentenced to death for their roles in Iran’s biggest-ever bank fraud scandal and ten others sentenced to decades in prison for a fraud scheme involving loans worth more than $2 billion.
Mitt Romney spent the weekend in Israel and got an enthusiastic welcome from the Israeli leadership.
The University of Haifa professes to have the world’s only hospital clown school. It says keeping kids happy while in the hospital is an integral piece of their recovery.
A nation suffering major economic stress right now is still bidding for the 2020 Games.
LoCura is a San Francisco-based group that blends flamenco, Cuban son, reggae, cumbia, ska and more to make their own border-crossing brand of revolutionary party music. Correspondent Jen Chien spoke with lead singer and lyricist Kata Miletich.
The final few days at the 2012 Latin Alternative Music Conference were filled with free outdoor shows.
The World’s coverage of London 2012 includes features, interviews and other stories including ongoing coverage from reporter Alex Gallafent.
It is the opening night for the London Olympics; we get a sense of the excitement from the city streets. Also, concern in the Golan Heights mounts as fighting across the border in Syria continues. And the global fusion of Bibi Tanga.
Let the Games begin! Friday saw the start of the 30th Summer Olympiad with the opening ceremonies taking place at Olympic Park. The World’s Alex Gallafent spoke with visitors from around the globe ahead of London’s big night.
A marathon of an Olympic podcast, with items on archery terminology, a new translation app for athletes and tourists, the feared Olympic Brand Police, and Boris Johnson’s linguistic London.