Pope Francis is set to meet with a group of U.S. cardinals and bishops Thursday in Rome, to discuss the roiling clergy sex abuse scandal and the role some bishops played in its cover-up.
The Saudi-led coalition has bombed markets, weddings and even a bus carrying kids during its three year campaign against Shiite Houthi rebels. The U.S. supports the coalition. (Image credit: Hani Mohammed/AP)
Hungary’s prime minister has accused the EU of insulting his country as the European Parliament prepares to vote Wednesday on sanctioning Hungary over government restrictions on the courts, news media and migrants.
NPR’s Rachel Martin talks to David Scheffer, former U.S. ambassador-at-large for war crimes issues under the Clinton administration, about U.S. participation in the International Criminal Court.
The death toll from Tuesday’s blast in Nangarhar province has more than doubled since initial reports. No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack. (Image credit: Mohammad Anwar Danishya/AP)
Unrest in one of Iraq’s biggest cities, Basra, has shaken up the country at a time of political instability. Basra is an oil hub, but people are poor and a water crisis has pushed them to the edge.
As fascism spread globally in the 1930s, the U.S. responded with a series of radio programs informing the public about American democracy. Jill Lepore, author of These Truths, talks to Steve Inskeep.
For more than two years, Princeton University student Xiyue Wang has been detained in Iran. His wife, Hua Qu, speaks with NPR’s Rachel Martin about his health and the prospects for his release.
Monsoon floods won’t stop these kids from going to school in Bangladesh — especially if the school comes to the student! (Image credit: Mahmud Hossain Opu for NPR)