Katy Clark

Geo Answer

Today's answer is China. The country is sending its navy to the coast of Somalia to conduct anti-pirate operations there. The World's Matthew Bell tells anchor Katy Clark that it's the first time in 600 hundreds years that Chinese ships will venture into east African waters.

Global Politics

Economic impact of terrorism

Pakistan's stock market ended 7 percent lower on the week as cautious investors sold amid continued militant attacks across the country. The World's Katy Clark looks at the economic impact of the fight against terrorism in Pakistan.

Global Politics

Iraq gears up for weekend elections

Iraq holds its first election in three years. Up for grabs are 440 provincial council seats. The last time Iraq held provincial elections, Sunnis largely boycotted the vote. This time everyone's getting in on the act. The World's Katy Clark reports.

Global Politics

Paying the Taliban to quit

The US military in Afghanistan is to be allowed to pay Taliban fighters who renounce violence. The Senate Armed Services Committee chairman, Senator Carl Levin, sees pay for former Taliban fighters to protect their communities. Katy Clark talks with him.

Global Politics

Africa's Ajami writing system

Ajami is a whole writing system used by many Africans to conduct business transactions, to keep family histories, and to write poetry. The World's Katy Clark tells us about how scholars are only now coming to understand and appreciate the value of Ajami.

Global Politics

Lounging at IKEA in China

Visitors to the IKEA store in Beijing, China treat the experience more like a vacation than a shopping trip. They dress up, have a meal, and spend the day relaxing. Anchor Katy Clark finds out why from LA Times reporter David Pierson.

Arts, Culture & Media

Global Hit

Celebrity blogger and gossip columnist Perez Hilton is also a big fan of pop music from around the globe. Hilton has put together a package tour of some of his favorite artists. Anchor Katy Clark speaks with Perez Hilton about the upcoming tour.

Global Politics

Sisters in War

A new book profiles an Iraqi family's experience of the war in Iraq from their great optimism in 2003 to the despair and horror of the civil war years. Anchor Katy Clark talks with author Christina Asquith who shared their lives in Baghdad for many years.