Guatemala halted international adoptions years ago, because the process had become so corrupted. But there are still a lot of unanswered questions about adoptions that went through in the past, and about one highly controversial case in particular.
Saudi Arabia may be the only country where women aren't allowed to drive, but it’s not the only place where woman are forbidden from getting behind the wheel. It even happens in some communities in the US.
Most perks and services have already disappeared from air travel, but there's still more to come: Airlines are planning even lower categories of service, saying it gives customers more choice. But it may also disguise more serious cost-cutting measures in places.
Hashish growers in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley have built up big arsenals to fight off the country's army. Now the drug lords say they're ready to turn their weapons against Islamic militants spilling over the border from Syria.
In the United States, we speak easily of different ethnic and religious communities. But the reality is far different in France, where the Charlie Hebdo attacks have brought religion and its place in French society back to the top of the agenda.
Louisiana’s rapidly sinking deltas threaten crucial oil, gas and fishing industries. Louisiana has an ambitious, expensive and first-of-its-kind plan to rebuild the region — but right now no one is willing to pay for it. What would be the cost of failure?
Since the tragic attack at the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, there have been a lot of questions about how Islam views depiction of the Prophet Muhammed. So, can you or can't you draw the Prophet?
Author Katherine Newman says there are huge parallels between the legacy of apartheid and that of racial segregation in post-Civil War America. And she says young South Africans still believe in democracy, but corruption and inequality are tarnishing hopes for continued change.
Ukraine has been fighting Russia and pro-Russian rebels in its eastern provinces for months, leaving hundreds of captives on both sides. But just before the new year, the two sides exchanged prisoners in the largest swap deal of the war, including one Ukrainian soldier who already wants to get back to war.
Jayne Larson got an intimate view of the life of a Saudi princess when she worked as a chauffeur for the royal family. There was no job application. "I was asked if I was a Jew and I’m not, so I got the job."
One day, Dean Parker was watching the news on TV. The next he was packing up body armor and preparing to fight with Kurdish forces against ISIS militants in Iraq and Syria. Now he's looking for a flight home — and knows he has some explaining to do to the FBI and Homeland Security.
Half of all pregnancies in the predominantly Catholic Philippines are unintended. That may change as the country begins to roll out its new reproductive health law, but the Catholic Church — and even the pope — are still fighting the push for free contraception.
They call themselves 'Freedom Sliders' — they're Canadians protesting for the right to toboggan in public parks. On Sunday, residents of Orangeville, Ontario, held a "Sled-In" where they ignored the "No Tobogganing" sign and spent the day riding and sliding.