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.

Global Politics

Regional implications of Musharraf resignation

To cover regional implications on Musharraf's resignation, we hear from Tinku Ray in New Delhi; Stephen Cohen, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution speaks to us from Islamabad; humanitarian aid worker Rory Steward offers his thoughts from Kabul; and former Afghani Minister of the Interior Ali Ahmad Jalali joins us from Washington, DC.

Lifestyle & Belief

Evolution and Islam

Evolution versus creationism, it's a topic that's typically debated in the U.S. within the context of Christianity. But an article in the latest issue of the journal Science suggests that debate is heating up in the Muslim world.

Global Politics

Feudal power in Pakistan

Feudal traditions in Pakistan may be an obstacle to democracy there. The World's Laura Lynch reports on how wealthy Pakistani landowners with strong political connections still wield a great deal of power over the rural people.

Conflict & Justice

Mumbai attacks trial

The lone surviving gunman from Mumbai attacks last November has been telling a court in India about his recruitment. Rand Corporation's Christine Fair tells Lisa Mullins that Indians wonder whether those who planned the attack in Pakistan will face trial.