A traditional legal code called the kanun fuels persistent blood feuds in Albania. Some are trying to end the bloody tradition.
Iranian officials now forbid men from wear necklaces, adding to bans on hairstyles and tight clothing.
The SETI Institute in California is dedicated to searching the skies for extraterrestrial intelligence. It's also facing a budget crisis.
A controversial bill in Uganda that that called for the death penalty for homosexuality failed to make it out of parliament.
Five Mexican soccer players have tested positive for the banned muscle enhancing substance Clenbuterol, but it is still uncertain whether they ingested it knowingly or through tainted beef.
In Egypt after Mubarak, television talk shows have become one of the major forums for political discussion and debate. But some topics are still off limits.
Global hedge funds are buying up huge tracts of land in Africa, hoping to make money off the commodity and food trade, and prominent US universities are taking part.
The government in Turkey is turning more conservative, as officials try to stamp out obscenity in real life and on the internet.
While chaos is reigning in Yemen's government, drones and fighter jets operated by the US government have stepped up air strikes on militants.
Israeli Kibbutzim are tapping into the power of the sun, and the solar power generators could be a model for partnership between Israel and Palestine.