Scenes from Kenya during a United Nations Foundation's Shot@Life campaign trip, August 13, 2013. Governments and partnerships are currently moving to tackle a polio outbreak in the Horn of Africa. (Insider Images/Stuart Ramson for the UN Foundation)

A Polio Milestone

Pakistan remains a hotspot, but this is welcome news. “Africa has achieved a year without any new cases of wild polio for the first time, but experts warn that violent insurgencies could yet prove their...
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Episode 76: Liz Sly

Journalist Liz Sly is the Beirut bureau chief for the Washington Post. She is one of my favorite and go-to-reporters for news and context about Syria and the broader middle east. We kick off discussing the...
UN Security Council convoy drives through the streets of Mopti, Northern Mali.

Five UN Workers Killed in Mali Attack

A jihadist group is believed to be responsible. “The Malian government said four Malian soldiers, five UN workers and four "terrorists" were killed during the protracted siege at the Byblos Hotel in the...