Pakistan

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

Pakistan says it has captured the men who shot Malala in 2012

When Malala Yousafzai was shot in the head two years ago, the Taliban in Pakistan claimed responsibility. On Friday, the Pakistan army said it had caught a gang of 10 men behind the attack. Elsewhere in Pakistan, a new branch of al-Qaeda seems to have bungled its first attack, but wants the press coverage anyway. And a 45-story skyscraper of squatters is being cleared in Venezuela, all in this weekend's Global Scan.

Less than free and fair elections

The World's Jason Margolis reports that some human rights groups are calling on countries like the United States to do more about flawed elections held around the globe.

Sports

Olympic torch update

Anchor Lisa Mullins has the latest on the Olympic torch's journey: the torch arrived in Pakistan today, but you had to get an invitation to see the relay there.

Global Politics

Pakistan interview

Lisa Mullins speaks with the BBC's Barbara Plett in Islamabad about the tense relationship between Pakistan and the United States right now. The Obama Administration is in the midst of revising its strategy in both Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Conflict & Justice

The resurgence of the Taliban

The year 2001 marked the end of Taliban rule in Afghanistan. But its leaders and fighters have regrouped. Reporter Charles Sennott has the first in a series of reports on resurgent influence of the Taliban in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Global Politics

Dealing with Pakistan's insurgency

Four recent militant attacks in Pakistan � including one over the weekend against the Army headquarters in Islamabad � raise questions about how Pakistan is cracking down on militant groups. The World's Matthew Bell reports.