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.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

For our Geo Quiz today we asked you to name the countries in the world with 4 letters. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with author David Jenkin about his travels in Oman, Togo, Peru, Mali, Laos, Chad, Cuba, Fiji, Iran, and Iraq. Jenkins wrote the book, "The Four Letter Countries: The Zany Adventures of the Alphabet Traveller."

Global Politics

U.S. interest section in Iran?

An American envoy is heading to Geneva this weekend as part of a negotiation team to discuss Iran's nuclear program, and there's widespread speculation the U.S. is considering opening an Interests Section in the Iranian capital

Conflict & Justice

Iranian militants

The People's Mujahideen of Iran is listed as a terrorist organization by the US State Department. But this week, Europe lifted its terrorist designation of the group. The World's Laura Lynch reports.

Global Politics

Nokia accused of taking sides in Iran

Opposition supporters in Iran have accused Nokia of helping the government eavesdrop on cell phone calls as part of its crackdown during anti-government protests last month. Jeb Sharp gets the story from correspondent Saeed Kamali Dehghan in Tehran.