The UN peace envoy meets with Syria’s president in Damascus. Protests escalate in India following a gang rape in Delhi. And celebrating Christmas in Hebrew.
United Nations’ peace envoy, Lakhdar Brahimi, met with Syria’s President Assad on Monday to seek ways to end the civil war there. This past weekend saw some of the most horrific violence, as a line of people waiting to buy bread were hit by an air strike.
International art market expert Godfrey Barker speaks with Host Lisa Mullins about Giuseppe ‘Joe’ Nahmad, one of the world’s most influential art dealers, who died last month at age 80.
In South Korea, Christmas is more of a couples holiday than a family or religious celebration. Jason Strother went to a Christmas eve “mass blind date” event in Seoul and sent this story.
The National Rifle Association’s Wayne LaPierre continued his efforts to oppose gun regulations and to install armed security guards in US schools. LaPierre spoke Sunday on NBC’s Meet the Press and trumpeted what he said was Israel’s model for dealing with school violence. Some Israelis have called the comment ludicrous.
Jesus was, of course, Jewish. And he spoke the language of the bible, Aramaic. Both Arabic and Hebrew stem from the same linguistic family. But until now, Hebrew has never really been used to worship the New Testament. The World’s Matthew Bell visits a community of Hebrew-speaking Catholics in the Holy Land.
Thousands of protesters gathered outside the Prime Minister’s office to voice their anger and frustration over the brutal gang-rape of a 23-year-old medical student in the city earlier this month.
Archaeologists in Rome have just re-opened a restored underground temple dating back to ancient Rome, dedicated to the cult of a deity named Mithras.
Jonathan Mazower, advocacy director for Survival International talks about the important role that reindeer and caribou play in many Arctic cultures. Some indigenous tribes are struggling to maintain caribou herds in the face of development and climate change.