Burma will hold its first open elections in 25 years on Sunday. Two parties are favored to form the next government - the military junta-backed USDP and opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi's National league for Democracy. We’ll look at the elections with journalist Delphine Schrank, author of "The Rebel of Rangoon: A Tale of Defiance and Deliverance in Burma."
As new refugees from places like Burma, Bhutan and the Congo struggle to gain a foothold in the U.S., an urban gardening experiment in Chicago’s Albany Park is providing not just food, but ‘spiritual happiness.’
President Viktor Yanukovych returned to work in Ukraine on Monday after taking a four-day sick leave. Despite his absence, protesters continued to demand his resignation. We'll get an update from Kiev.
Burmese rubies generate about $500 million annually. They account for over 90 percent of the global ruby trade. The U.S. bans the rubies because profits benefit Burma’s military junta. But as the junta initiates reforms, observers wonder how long the sanctions will remain.
More than 60 world leaders met in Tunis last week to address Syria’s escalating violence. The country has become a deadly place for both Syrians and foreign journalists. New Yorker staff writer Jon Lee Anderson reports from rebel-controlled areas in Syria.