President Barack Obama and Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai meet to discuss the future of the US role in Afghanistan. Cuba relaxes its travel restrictions, but limits still remain. And French singer Nolwenn makes her US debut with Celtic music from her childhood in Brittany.
Shiite Muslims in Pakistan are angrily demanding protection from the government after a wave of attacks left about 120 people dead on Thursday. Two blasts targeted Shiites in the city of Quetta. One of those killed there was beloved human rights activist Irfan Ali, who was immediately mourned by fellow activists on Twitter.
“Zero Dark Thirty” has garnered a lot of attention for the help the filmmakers received from the CIA. But the World’s Arun Rath reports that the CIA has been trying to influence Hollywood for decades, from an animated film of Animal Farm, through Alias and beyond.
The US is winding down its presence in Afghanistan. President Obama met his Afghan counterpart on Friday to discuss the details. Anchor Jeb Sharp talks with Ali Jalali, a 2009 candidate for president of Afghanistan.
Cubans are pumped up about a big change coming on Monday. That’s when a new law takes effect that allows most Cubans to travel without seeking special government permission but some restrictions will still remain.
Subways around the globe are often where remarkable travel memories take place. We want to know your subterranean tale, whether it’s about the London Underground or about any other the world’s subway systems.
Jonathan Katz was the Associated Press reporter in Haiti three years ago when an earthquake hit the country. He spent the next few years documenting the quake and its aftermath.
In 2010 we profiled a Haitian teenager who’d arrived in the US in the wake of the major earthquake that devastated her country. Now, on the eve of the earthquake’s 3rd anniversary, The World’s Alex Gallafent speaks with Jardonna Constant again to find out how she’s been building a new life in the United States.
This week saw a rare public outburst against censorship in China. It’s been resolved for the moment but as The World’s Mary Kay Magistad reports, the censorship and subsequent protests say a lot about changing expectations in China.