Iran

Global Scan

ISIS has a new hand sign — and it means far more than ‘We’re #1’

The Islamic militants known as ISIS have shown savvy in social media and in picking their symbols. We explore the deeper meaning behind their index finger salute — and their black-and-white flag. And an author shows a side of Iran's capital that you might not have expected, from sex to drugs to skinny jeans. And are you tired of being cramped in economy class? You're not alone. All that in today's Global Scan.

Global Scan

Brazil wins the title for most faked injuries in the World Cup

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The drama has been intense on the field during the World Cup... and then there have been the games. The Wall Street Journal tallied up the theatrical moments of feigned injuries — and Brazil is the clear winner. At least in Brazil, women can attend the matches. Not so in Iran. And the US warns travelers away from visiting much of Africa, all in today's Global Scan.

Global Politics

Israel Iran report

Missile tests and military exercises have raised fears of a possible military conflict between Iran and Israel, but few experts are predicting a war, as the BBC's Jonathan Marcus reports from Israel.

Conflict & Justice

AIDS doctors arrested in Iran

Iran has one of the best HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment programs in the world. But two of the architects of that system have now been thrown in jail. The World's Marco Werman hears their story from Sarah Kalloch of Physicians for Human Rights.

Iranian-American journalist charged with espionage

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Los Angeles Times correspondent Borzou Daragahi, about the latest in the case of Iranian-American journalist Roxana Saberi. Iranian judicial authorities have charged Saberi with spying for the United States. She's been in Iranian custody since January. Saberi has filed stories for this program.