Racism has long been an issue in soccer, but with Russia hosting the next World Cup, FIFA fears their history of violent segregation will harm the tournament. We also discuss a new WHO report which states the world is eating too much sugar and The Nile Project is featured on Global Notes.
The battle for control of the Syrian border town of Kobani continues. Despite U.S. airstrikes, ISIS has been advancing. Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has called for more support for the rebels. We'll take a look at Turkey's role in the conflict with Henri Barkley of Lehigh University.
Last week Egyptian president Abdel Fattah El Sisi visited the hospital room of a woman who was assaulted in Cairo's Tahrir square during an election celebration. We'll talk to an Egyptian sociologist about why such public sexual assaults are on the rise in Egypt.