This month King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia kept his promise and appointed women to the Shura Council for the first time. The council is a non-voting, advisory body. But the inclusion of women is significant.
Immigrant rights advocates will be making their case to President Obama and Congress — they want a path to citizenship for the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants living and working in the US.
Tunes spun on The World between our reports for January 17, 2013. Artists featured are: Issa Bagayogo, TriBeCaStan, Seckou Keita Quartet, Toubab Krewe, Oki Dub Ainu Band.
Maritime smuggling of illegal immigrants is rising along the coast of southern California and so are the dangers. Jill Replogle of the Fronteras desk spoke with a man who runs a boat rescue team for abandoned or stranded boats off of San Diego. Sometimes he rescues smugglers.
The city of Granada, Spain looks set to name a square located near the iconic Alhambra in honor of the late Joe Strummer, once the frontman of British punk rockers The Clash.
Authorities in Sweden say they have cracked a multi-million dollar garlic smuggling scheme.
Songs about murder, both real and fiction, have a long history in Finland. The album “Murhababalladeja” features six tracks in the genre.
LIVE: The Algerian authorities have confirmed that hostages have been killed as well as their captors in a military operation to retake a gas plant seized by Islamist militants on Wednesday. The operation is reportedly over but the facility is still being searched.
Islamist militants attack a gas facility in Algeria and take foreign hostages. As President Obama unveils new measures to control gun violence in the US, we look at Russia, where gun controls are tough but the homicide rates remain high. Vietnamese immigrants turn to story telling to document their memories of Vietnam.
Islamist militants have reportedly taken a large group of foreign hostages after attacking a gas facility in Algeria. It is believed several of those hostages are American.
As President Obama pushes Congress to pass measures to curb gun violence, The World continues to explore how the issue of gun control plays out in other countries.
A Boeing 787 was forced to make an emergency landing in Japan after battery problems developed during a flight. It’s the latest in a string of incidents for Boeing’s Dreamliner.
In California, a group of college students has launched an oral storytelling project to draw out how Vietnamese immigrants remember life back home. Many of them arrived here after the Vietnam War.
Linguist Mark Turin takes us on a whirlwind tour of New York City to explore a few of its 800 languages, and find out what happens to them over time.