International

RSS Feed
NPR

Obama: U.S. Will Send 250 Additional Military Personnel To Syria

The president announced his decision in a speech to a trade fair in Germany. The deployment will bring the total number of American military personnel deployed in Syria to as many as 300.
NPR

Upsurge In Violence In Syria Threatens Fragile Ceasefire

At least 19 people died Friday in a round of Syrian government air strikes on the city of Aleppo, human rights observers said. Fighting in Syria has intensified in recent weeks.
NPR

'Islamic Fashion' Creates Controversy In France

Some fashion houses have begun catering to Muslim consumers in Europe with loose-fitting, body-covering clothing lines that include head-covering scarves.
NPR

3 Years Later, Bangladeshi Survivors Remember The Collapse Of Rana Plaza

Those who were injured or lost loved ones in the building's collapse say those responsible haven't been brought to justice.
NPR

Mexico Accused Of Torturing Suspects In Missing Students Probe

A group of independent experts, charged with examining the case of 43 students who vanished and were allegedly slain in 2014, is also accusing Mexican officials of failing to cooperate with the probe.
NPR

Astronaut Completes London Marathon From The International Space Station

About 38,000 runners competed in the London Marathon today – and one of them ran it in orbit 200 miles above Earth. British astronaut Tim Peake says microgravity is "perfect" for post-race recovery.
NPR

Cindy McCain Talks About Her Work On Combating Sex Trafficking

Rachel Martin talks with Cindy McCain, wife of Sen. John McCain, about her efforts in trying to end sex trafficking for the last decade, an extension of her humanitarian work at the McCain Institute.
NPR

Back From Greenland, The Country With World's Highest Suicide Rate

Reporter Rebecca Hersher spent 10 weeks in Greenland this winter trying to understand why the country has the highest known suicide rate. She tells Rachel Martin it's not because of the dark and cold.
NPR

Charity To Amp Up Direct Aid Mission In Impoverished East Africa

The charity GiveDirectly announced plans to give 6000 people living in extreme poverty a guaranteed income for a decade. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with co-founder Michael Faye about the project.
NPR

In 'Service,' A Celebrated Photographer Turns His Lens On U.S. Troops

Platon, best known for his portraits of leaders and celebrities, focuses on U.S. troops and their loved ones in his new book, Service. "It's time to celebrate a new set of cultural heroes," he says.

Pages