International | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio


RSS Feed

Google's Eric Schmidt Heads To Another Isolated Asian Nation

Schmidt, who recently traveled to North Korea, will be the first senior executive of a major U.S. tech firm to visit Myanmar since it began political and economic reforms. Myanmar plans to vastly expand its telecom infrastructure. But sanctions remain against members of the military, many of whom hold positions in the telecom sector.

Baba Salah: A Malian Musician Speaks To His Nation's Displaced

The guitarist comes from the northern city of Gao, which has made headlines lately due to fighting by Islamist militants and French-backed Malian forces. Salah now plays at a club in Mali's capital, Bamako, where, he says, people gather to relax, reminisce and "see images other than war."

Indian Supreme Court Upholds Prison Sentence For Bollywood Star Linked To Blasts

Sanjay Dutt has already served 18 months for his role in the 1993 blasts that killed more than 200 people in Mumbai. He was charged with possessing weapons that were given to him by men who were later convicted for their role in the blasts. The court asked him to report to prison within four weeks.

Face To Face With Death In Iraq

Um Abbas has spent decades performing the Muslim ritual of washing the bodies of the dead to prepare them for burial. The war years in Iraq were terrible, she says, but in some ways, confronting death every day helped her cope with the country's trauma.

Obama Calls On Israeli Students To Push For Renewed Peace Talks With Palestinians

President Obama wrapped up talks with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas on Thursday before heading back to Jerusalem's convention center to deliver a speech to Israeli university students.

In A Long And Bloody War, A Potential Breakthrough

The jailed leader of the Kurdish rebels says it's a "new era" and calls for a cease-fire in a war against Turkey that has lasted for nearly three decades.

Italian Marines Accused Of Killing Fishermen Headed Back To India For Trial

The Italian government has reversed itself for a second time and will send two marines to India to face charges relating to the deaths of two fishermen last year.