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January 28, 2015 Comment

ISIS Offers Swap To Save Hostage

Jordan says it’s willing to make that swap but it’s not clear whether it would save the life of the Japanese hostage.

January 28, 2015 Comment

Despite Protests, Mexican Officials Declare Missing Students Dead

Parents of the students are accusing the government of trying to wrap up the investigation despite the many unanswered questions.

January 27, 2015 Comment

Russian Conservationist Optimistic About Tiger Repopulation

A young female tiger has been rehabilitated and released back into the wild, after she was found starving and frostbitten in 2012.

January 27, 2015 2 Comments

Kurds Claim Kobani, Syria

Aided by intense U.S. airstrikes, Kurdish fighters claim they’ve lifted a four-month siege by ISIS.

January 27, 2015 5 Comments

Revisiting The Story Of A Long-Silent Auschwitz Survivor

On the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp, we revisit our interview with Leslie Schwartz.

January 26, 2015 3 Comments

Bloom Of Arab Spring Fades In Egypt

Protests in Egypt erupted on the fourth anniversary of the Arab Spring. Thanassis Cambanis’ new book explores why Egypt had a revolution and why it failed.

January 26, 2015 2 Comments

One Greek’s View On The Election

Athens art gallery owner Christina Androulidaki says she’s not sure Alexis Tsipras can live up to his promises to renegotiate the bailout.

January 26, 2015 Comment

What’s The Future Of The Euro In Greece?

NPR’s Marilyn Geewax discusses the future of the euro in Greece and why the country would consider a different currency.

January 26, 2015 Comment

Obama And Modi Aim To Strengthen U.S.-India Ties

India political scholar Sumit Ganguly discusses the negotiations and the political climate shaped by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

January 26, 2015 Comment

Obama Celebrates Republic Day In India

NPR’s Scott Horsley, who is traveling with the president, discusses the trip and why it’s getting some negative headlines in Pakistan.

January 23, 2015 Comment

Boyish Engineer-Turned-Protester Could Be Next Greek Prime Minister

Greeks will elect a new government on Sunday, and the new prime minister could be a charismatic leftist named Alexis Tsipras.

January 23, 2015 Comment

Ebola Denial Still A ‘Huge Problem,’ Despite Few New Cases In Guinea

The number of new Ebola cases in Guinea is dropping steadily, but there are still places where people are performing unsafe burials.

January 23, 2015 4 Comments

How ‘The Good War’ In Afghanistan Went Bad

Jack Fairweather’s new book argues the war could turn out to be the defining tragedy of the 21st century.

January 23, 2015 Comment

What Now For The Arab Spring?

The collapse of Yemen’s government raises concerns that it will become more of a breeding ground for extremism.

January 23, 2015 2 Comments

Saudi Arabia In Transition After King Abdullah’s Death

Yochi Dreazen of Foreign Policy discusses King Abdullah’s legacy, the transition and the challenges facing the new king.

January 22, 2015 Comment

Yemen President Resigns Under Pressure From Rebels

Presidential officials said Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi resigned after being pressured to make concessions to the rebels, known as Houthis.

January 22, 2015 3 Comments

European Central Bank Announces New Stimulus Plan

The bond-buying program is more massive than many analysts had expected, and is an attempt to reverse economic stagnation.

January 22, 2015 Comment

Talks Between U.S. And Cuba Over Renewed Ties Continue

The highest-level U.S. delegation to the communist island in more than three decades is holding a second day of talks with Cuban officials.

January 21, 2015 Comment

Reaction From Pakistan To The State Of The Union Address

NPR’s Philip Reeves, who is based in Islamabad, discusses reaction within Pakistan to the president’s address.

January 21, 2015 3 Comments

Australian Bushfires Leave Koalas And Kangaroos Badly Burned

The worst summer bushfires in more than 30 years have taken a heavy toll on wildlife. The veterinarian coordinator explains.

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January 27 84 Comments

Nun Hopes For More Gender Equality In The Church

Sister Joan Chittister describes how the Vatican's tone toward nuns has changed and shares her hopes for the Catholic church.

January 26 3 Comments

Limitations Of Winter Freeze Inspire Maine Chef

The food at Vinland in downtown Portland is 100 percent locally sourced, even in the dead of winter.

January 26 Comment

Mayors Examine Community Policing

The U.S. Conference of Mayors has new recommendations on community policing, in the wake of Ferguson.

January 23 4 Comments

How ‘The Good War’ In Afghanistan Went Bad

Jack Fairweather's new book argues the war could turn out to be the defining tragedy of the 21st century.