Afghanistan

Global Scan

Uganda says AIDS is on the rise because condoms are too small

Ugandan men are apparently loathe to use condoms because the international issue, one-size-fits-all version isn't big enough for them. And while that might seem like bragging or an excuse, Uganda is seeing AIDs infection rates, once tamed, on the rise again. Meanwhile, a court in New York is considering whether chimps should have some "human rights." And eating healthy really does cost more. All that, in today's Global Scan.

Global Scan

These are the seven countries the US military has bombed in the last three years

US officials launched an air attack on ISIS rebels in Syria this week, making the war-torn Middle East country the seventh state — at least — to see US airstrike since 2011. Meanwhile, an African nation torn by Ebola is agreeing to halt logging in exchange for development aid. And in Iraq, the nation's Kurdish minority is looking at what it has achieved — with high hopes for its future.

Global Scan

This is a message for US drone pilots: we are not bugs

How do you let drone pilots dropping bombs by remote control know the consequences of their actions? Some Afghan artists are using a giant photo. And a journalist now claims the US didn't attack Syria's government after evidence of chemical warfare emerged because it may not have been Assad's fault. All that and more, in today's Global Scan.

Global Politics

Pakistan's effect on Afghanistan

The World's Quil Lawrence reports from Kabul, Afghanistan, on what Afghans expect a new Pakistani president will mean in the fight against the Taliban. The Taliban use parts of Pakistan as a safe haven for attacks across the border in Afghanistan.

Conflict & Justice

Pakistan and The Taliban

Pakistanis are increasingly ambivalent about supporting the war against terrorism and the Taliban on its border with Afghanistan. Many think a military solution won't work. The World's Aaron Schachter reports.

Global Politics

NATO allies reluctant on Afghanistan

President Obama announced the US will send 17,000 more troops to Afghanistan, putting pressure on European NATO members to up their deployments as well. But as The World's Gerry Hadden reports from Germany, NATO nations are reluctant to do that.

Sports

Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Kabul, Afghanistan. It's home to Skateistan, a group building a new skateboarding center for boys and girls in the Afghan capital. The World's Aaron Schachter checked it out