Jason Beaubien

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NATO and G7 leaders to meet in Brussels to discuss the war in Ukraine

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Leaders of NATO and the G7 will hold an emergency summit in Brussels to talk about the war in Ukraine. But Ukrainian officials are hoping for more than speeches — they want weapons and sanctions.


Donated clothes help in Ukraine. But here's one thing aid experts like better

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

While welcome, some donations don't always address the needs of the many displaced and homeless Ukrainians who've lost practically everything they own. Several aid groups are disbursing money.


Ukrainian officials refuse to surrender Mariupol to Russian forces

Monday, March 21, 2022

Russian forces have shown few signs of advancing but are still actively destroying Ukraine. In the southern city of Mariupol, bombs targeted a school which was sheltering about 400 displaced people.


In Iraq's Mosul, art springs up from ruins almost 5 years after the ouster of ISIS

Sunday, March 20, 2022

This vibrant street art is a sign of the spirited rebuilding going on in the northern Iraqi city, after ISIS was defeated in 2017.


Crowds of people are trying to leave Ukraine as Russia invades from all sides

Saturday, March 19, 2022

Russia claims to have hit a weapons depot in Ukraine's west, and Ukrainians continue to seek refuge in other parts of their country, as well as neighboring countries.


Explosives left from wars in Iraq injure people for decades that follow

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

The legacy of old wars in Iraq takes the form of mines and cluster bombs that still injure people, often children. Groups are trying to educate kids about the dangers.


A life in limbo for the wives and children of ISIS fighters

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Most of the residents of the Hassan Sham camp in northern Iraq feel like outcasts, with nowhere else to go. And conditions are getting worse as funding for food, education and health care dries up.


5 years since Mosul, Iraq, was freed from ISIS, its mosque is under reconstruction

Monday, March 14, 2022

The iconic 12th Century mosque in the Iraqi city of Mosul is being rebuilt after ISIS nearly destroyed it five years ago. It's now well under reconstruction — a symbol of the city's comeback.


Why Baghdad will be one of the cities hardest hit by global warming

Thursday, March 10, 2022

Iraq's capital city is already seeing record heat — up to 125 degrees Fahrenheit. A report predicts more 120-plus degree days to come. And the "urban heat island" effect will make things even worse.


Russia's invasion of Ukraine may cause havoc for wheat-importing Mideast nations

Friday, February 25, 2022

Last year, the region imported more than 36 million metric tons of wheat, mostly from Russia and Ukraine. The concern is that Russia's war in Ukraine could disrupt supplies and drive up prices.


Iraq has enough doses of COVID vaccine for everyone. But many Iraqis don't trust it

Thursday, February 17, 2022

The vaccination rate is only 17%. People are scared and skeptical for many reasons. Now government health workers are trying to up the numbers. One strategy: vaccination booths in the mall.


Iraq struggles to form government as country faces a series of challenges

Sunday, February 13, 2022

Four months after parliamentary elections Iraqi leaders are still struggling to form their leadership. Meanwhile Iraqis endure shortages and frustration.


A small island nation has cooked up not 1, not 2 but 5 COVID vaccines. It's Cuba!

Tuesday, February 01, 2022

Cuba has one of the world's highest COVID vaccination rates, with more than 85% of the nation fully immunized and kids as young as 2 getting inoculated. And it's done so using homegrown vaccines.


Why humans are losing the race against superbugs

Thursday, January 20, 2022

A new report in The Lancet finds that in 2019, antibiotic-resistant bacteria killed 1.2 million people — more than were killed by malaria or HIV/AIDS. The problem is mounting in lower-income nations.


More people are dying from infections that don't respond to conventional antibiotics

Thursday, January 20, 2022

A new analysis from the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation shows nearly twice as many people worldwide died from antibiotic resistance in 2019 than from HIV/AIDS.


Here's what's driving the lowest COVID immunization rates around the world

Monday, January 17, 2022

Some countries around the globe are still struggling to get people vaccinated. Dozens of countries still haven't gotten 10% of their populations vaccinated.


For the 36 countries with the lowest vaccination rates, supply isn't the only issue

Friday, January 14, 2022

Even as wealthy countries hit 80% vaccination rates, a number of countries have not even vaccinated 1 in 10 citizens. Our interactive map shows the vaccination landscape.


Welcome to the era of omicron rules and regs

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

As the highly transmissible variant spreads rapidly around the world, some countries have reimposed harsh COVID measures like those seen in the early days of the pandemic.


Countries reimpose lockdowns with omicron spread

Saturday, January 08, 2022

As the omicron variant of COVID-19 has spread rapidly around the world, some countries have re-imposed lockdowns.


Vaccinators in Peru's Amazon face many challenges including religion and rivers

Tuesday, January 04, 2022

In the Peruvian Amazon, geography, religious beliefs and logistics make getting COVID-19 vaccines extremely difficult. But health care workers have not given up.