After British media reported that Prime Minister David Cameron spoke in private about the "traditional submissiveness" of Muslim women, he was set straight by large group of smart (and sarcastic) women of the Islamic faith.
Part of the US' strategy to fight ISIS has been to arm Kurdish opposition forces, including the dominant group PYD. It has close ties to the PKK, the Kurdish Workers Party, which Turkey considers a terrorist organization.
El Salvador has some of the most restrictive abortion laws in the hemisphere. And advocates hope that El Salvador's recommendation that women hold off getting pregnant until 2018 will spur a conversation about the country's laws around reproduction in general.
Dr. Zoi Livaditou is a Lesbos native. She's had a career saving lives as an emergency medicine doctor who has spent time in war and disaster zones in places like Afghanistan, Gaza and Haiti. Now the emergency has arrived at her home — in the form of the massive refugee crisis.
The Mafia has been part of Sicilian life for generations, and so has the battle by police to arrest its leaders. The elite unit that goes after them is called the Catturandi — from the word meaning "to catch" — one of its officers described the shadowy world in which he works, and how he kept his job hidden from his girlfriend until she recognized his bottom on TV.
La Cuneta Son Machín is a band from Nicaragua composed of young musicians whose older family members were musical superstars during the Sandinista regime. They didn't want to sound old, but they wanted to use the same record producer, which has resulted in a Grammy nomination.
“The Revenant” is one of five films nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture. But the film's director, Alejandro González Iñárritu already has an Oscar of his own. This is what he thinks about immigration, Donald Trump and 1820s American history.
Ostensibly for their own protection, women in India often travel in sex-segregated compartments or seating areas, as well as in special "ladies only" taxis. A designer in Mumbai has kitted out a taxi with special rules "only for men."
The new film Cartel Land has been called unflinching. The team of documentary filmmakers had to risk being embedded with violent vigilante groups who are fighting back against powerful Mexican drug cartels.
Big snowstorm, in case you didn't hear. Washington, Baltimore, and Philadelphia are getting totally slammed. Blizzard warnings. As much as two feet of snow could fall. It’s enough to send shivers down your spine.
While they're counting ballots in New Hampshire, here in Tehran they’re counting the finalists at the Fajr Film Festival, with very little attention being directed at that state whose motto "live free or die” might actually be warmly embraced by many Iranians.