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.

Conflict & Justice

Walkout at the UN conference on racism

Today, western delegates at a UN conference on racism walked out as Iran's president gave a speech describing Israel as a racist regime. The U.S. and eight other countries are boycotting the conference over concerns the meeting would single out Israel for criticism. The World's Jason Margolis reports.

Conflict & Justice

Persian tech talk

The technology industry moves quickly...and there are already upgrades out there in response to the turmoil in Iran. Google, Facebook, and Apple now offer Persian language capabilities. Correspondent Cyrus Farivar has the story.

Global Politics

Iran's nuclear issue

Today, Iran's foreign minister said Iran will not give up its right to enrich uranium at home. We speak with Joseph Cirincione, a non-proliferation expert and president of the Ploughshares Fund in Washington.