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Latest posts by Public Radio International
28 May 2016
Moroccan cities and desert locales have served as stand-ins for many movies set in other Middle East countries. Some in Morocco would like their country to play itself more often.
22 May 2016
Magdi Hanna grew up in Egypt, but when he moved to the United States, he found a calling fixing the decades-old musical machines.
21 May 2016
Deborah Smith only started to learn Korean six years ago. Her translation of Han Kang's book "The Vegetarian" just won the Man Booker International Prize for fiction.
15 May 2016
14 May 2016
It's been a long, dangerous journey, so Ali Jaffari first thought it was a scam when a Greek friend offered his family a room at a three-star hotel in Athens.
8 May 2016
7 May 2016
In Zacualpa, some residents take out a loan and head north in search of a better life. But they don't all make it and some go missing.
1 May 2016
Shahram Rafizadeh is an Iranian poet living in exile outside Toronto. He still watches political events closely back home in Iran, and he’s holding out hope for change.
30 April 2016
24 April 2016
23 April 2016
Shreesha lost her home in Nepal's 2015 earthquake, but she has managed to stay in school. Now she just needs the other kids to stop taunting her for being homeless.
17 April 2016
Researchers say roughly a third of all the food we produce is never eaten. In Paris, a new restaurant is taking a small slice out of all that waste.
16 April 2016
Twenty-eight-year-old Ocean Vuong speaks of his experience coming from Vietnam to the US in his debut poetry collection "Night Sky with Exit Wounds."
10 April 2016
9 April 2016
3 April 2016
2 April 2016
The European Union is preparing to send thousands of asylum seekers back to Turkey. One of them is a man who worked with the US military in Iraq.
19 March 2016
Lebanon was a relatively welcoming place to Syrian refugees when the war started five years ago. Not so much anymore. Three Syrian women tell their stories.
13 March 2016
12 March 2016
Unlike Marvel's Storm character from its X-Men series and Black Panther, who both hail from the fictional country of Wakanda in Africa, Jide Martin’s characters are truly African-born.