International | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

International

RSS Feed
NPR

That Blows: Cricket's Trumpet-Playing Super-Fan Silenced

Music is a staple at sporting venues around the world (think singing, brass bands, even cowbells). And Billy Cooper's trumpet has been a steady fixture at England's cricketing contests. But not at Trent Bridge, where England faces Australia. The ground doesn't allow instruments. Not everyone's happy. Top cricketers and the media are piping in.
NPR

Live From Mecca, It's Ramadan

Sounds and images from the Grand Mosque in Mecca, the holy city in Saudi Arabia that is closed to non-Muslim visitors, are streaming live online, depicting pilgrims' visits for Ramadan.
NPR

Royals In Nappies: A Family Album

The photographers are already camping out ahead of the expected birth this month of Britain's third in line to the throne. As we wait for that highly anticipated first photo, here's a look back at a few other babies who made a royal entrance.
NPR

Reports: Egypt Orders Arrest Of Muslim Brotherhood Leader

Security officials and state television are saying that prosecutors want to take Mohammed Badie and other Muslim Brotherhood leaders into custody. They're reportedly to be accused of inciting violence. This isn't the first time it's been reported that he had been or would be taken into custody.
NPR

Garment Factory Collapse Ruins Bangladeshi Workers' Lives

It's been more than two months since a garment factory collapsed in Bangladesh killing more than one thousand people. Most of the victims were women. The survivors are languishing in hospitals.
NPR

Chaos Abroad Challenges America's Power

Syria's civil war rages, Egypt's leadership churns, and the U.S. seems unable to shape world events. It's not clear how much the U.S. viewpoint matters now in Egypt or elsewhere across the Middle East. Over the last several months, the chaos across the region has been a case study in the limits of American power.
NPR

U.S. Troop Issue Complicates Diplomacy With Afghanistan

President Obama is considering pulling all U.S. troops out of Afghanistan by the end of next year, but the White House says no decision is imminent. Administration officials say the U.S. and Afghanistan are still talking about whether the U.S. will keep some residual force in Afghanistan after 2014.
NPR

Egyptian Military Pushes Ahead With New Constitution Plans

Egypt's interim president will shortly appoint the members of two panels who will draft amendments to the constitution that will then be put to a nationwide referendum. It's the first step in the transition plan announced by the military after the ouster of Islamist president Mohammed Morsi.
NPR

Egypt's Economic Health Needs Outside Help

Egypt desperately needs foreign assistance to keep it's economy from collapsing. The country's neighbors have been stepping up, dwarfing U.S. economic aid since the fall of Hosni Mubarak in 2011. To discuss Egypt's immediate financial issues, Renee Montagne talks to Mohsin Khan, a senior fellow at the Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East at the Atlantic Council, and the former director of the Middle East Department at the International Monetary Fund.
NPR

For Now At Least, Egypt's Police Are Seen As The Good Guys

Long reviled by many Egyptians as the backbone of a corrupt and abusive state, the country's police have become unlikely heroes for opponents of now-ousted President Mohammed Morsi. The police haven't been reformed, but frustration with the Islamist ex-president trumps public anger at the police.

Pages