An attack on an alleged Baghdad brothel is being blamed on Shiite militias — the forces the Iraqi government is using to check the advance of ISIS. Meanwhile, a Pakistani storekeeper shares a list of the Taliban's favorite purchases from his store. And a Spanish man is in trouble for his selfie, in today's Global Scan.
The British handed Hong Kong to China 17 years ago today. And the anniversary meant many thousands of residents made their annual protest claiming the country has gone downhill ever since. Meanwhile, a lawmaker claims Pakistan is not convicting any rapists. And the US makes a step toward eliminating its land mines ... in 20 years. All that in today's Global Scan.
Cricket is king in Pakistan, but one downtrodden neighborhood is mad for soccer — and the Brazilian national team. Lyari has produced some of Pakistan's biggest soccer stars, and its residents feel a special kinship with the World Cup host country.
Drive by the Yusuf Mosque in Boston on a Friday afternoon, prayer day, and you'll see men and women from across the Muslim world, from Indonesia to Iraq to North Africa, in a wide variety of dress. And none of them care which Islamic sect anyone is from.
It's tough being a political cartoonist in Pakistan. In some schools of Islam, the artistic portrayal of people and animals is perceived as sacrilegious and Pakistan's extremist politics is spawning a new wave of restrictions on the production of visual arts. Sabir Nazar is a Pakistani cartoonist who is trying to reclaim the power of images and restore the role of cartoons as a way to convey messages across cultural and linguistic divides.
A popular TV newsman in Pakistan was reporting on military human rights abuses. The military threatened him, but he refused to stop. Then in April, he was shot — six times. PRI's The World Host Marco Werman speaks with Hamid Mir, who vows to continue working, despite new threats.
Today, the Pakistani Taliban attacked Pakistan's main airport in Karachi, just days after an earlier airport attack killed at least three dozen people. Pakistan's Taliban are distinct from the Taliban in Afghanistan and have emerged as one of the region's biggest security threats.
Secret talks between the US and the Taliban started about three years ago and at first, the aim was to create an opportunity for a peace process to bring an end to the conflict in Afghanistan. When the talks went off track, they focused more narrowly on a straightforward prisoner swap.
Pakistan doesn't have a lot of places for young love to blossom. So some men turn to their phones to try and pick up women. But simple text messages can pose serious consequences for those who send and reply.
If you suffer from spring allergies, take heart that you aren't in Islamabad, Pakistan, where pollen counts are some of the highest in the world. Reporter Bina Shah just visited the city and couldn't wait to get out.
Pakistan's had a strict ban on YouTube since the controversial "Innocence of Muslims" video was posted there in 2012. But Pakistan's musicians and artists say the ban has moved from being about religion to being about politics. And they want it lifted.
Warren Weinstein worked for USAID in Pakistan before he was abducted by unknown men. He has been held since 2011 by men thought to be members of al-Qaeda. As the third anniversary of his kidnapping approaches, his daughter wants to see him back home.
New York University, the Louvre and Guggenheim Museums all plan to open up branches in the Emirates. The structures that will house these cultural entities are being built by workers living and working in very difficult situations.
Call it snowshoe art or perhaps folly in the freezing cold, but it takes imagination to create patterns that you can only see from a distance. And Alan Turing, the father of computer science, gets a posthumous pardon from Britain. Pakistan's long experiment in natural-gas cars is crashing. We also explore why Muslims and Jews are celebrating Christmas, and more, in today's Global Scan.
Leslie Noyes Moss thought her 1960s Peace Corps experience in a small Pakistan village was largely a failure. But when she returned 50 years later, she found she'd made more of an impact than she'd realized.
Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Pakistani journalist Saeed Minhas, about his experience covering the U.S. election. Like many Pakistanis, Minhas is wondering what a new president in the White House will mean for his country.
The United States and Britain support India's assertions that the gunmen responsible for the recent attacks in Mumbia, India are part of a militant group based in Pakistan. But Pakistan's President Asif Ali Zardari maintains there's no solid evidence.
Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with the BBC's Mark Dummett in Islamabad about fighting in Pakistan's Buner district. The Pakistani army says it has re-taken control of the district's main town from Taliban militants in the area.
At least 12 people have died in Peshawar, Pakistan after a suicide bomber attacked a police investigation bureau close to a Pakistani army garrison.The World's Katy Clark looks at the strategy of the insurgents.
Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Pakistani author Kamila Shamsie, about the assassination of Pakistani government minister Shahbaz Bhatti today. Bhatti is the second politician to be murdered after speaking out against Pakistan's strict blasphemy laws.