The US and its allies have stepped up their airstrikes around the besieged Syrian city of Kobane. But officials in the city say they are 'not enough' to save the city from the Islamic State. Catherine James of Britain's Guardian newspaper is just across the frontier from Kobane, in Turkey.
The US and its allies have been bombing ISIS for almost two months now. But the militants are continuing to advance and are now threatening the Syrian city of Kobane, on the border with Turkey, while Iraq and its Western allies are making piecemeal progress.
Charlie Schroeder and his wife, native Hong Konger Wendy Mok, moved back to the city two years ago. Now that protests are jamming the streets, they see the pent-up frustrations of many young Hong Kongers being expressed, hoping to make China pay attention to their concerns.
Hong Kong's chief executive, CY Leung, is the focus of much of the anger and disdain from the city's huge protest movement. On Thursday, he finally agreed to meet with protest leaders and start the dialogue that demonstrators have demanded. But he also says he's not going anywhere.
Reporter Mary Kay Magistad spent 20 years reporting on China, and says Hong Kong's ingrained culture of law and rights is too powerful for Beijing's normal methods of control to work. And that's in large part because Beijing has ignored the city's real opinions.
The Turkish government has asked parliament to authorize military action in Syria and Iraq, hoping to provide safe spaces for Kurds and keeping them on their side of the Turkey-Syria border. But Turkey's NATO allies aren't convinced the intervention is a good idea.
Mehmet Ali Sanlikol is a Turkish Cypriot and musician now living in Boston. On his most recent trip home, he saw how Arab tourists and Syrian refugees are changing his country. But his own style, Turkish Arabesque, was also one part of Turkey's changing demographic scene.
Nayomi Munaweera was born in Sri Lanka, raised in Nigeria — and then fled that country for the US after a coup. Now, she's published her first novel and recounts the difficulties of learning the ins and outs of teen life in Los Angeles, including her first encounters with hairspray.
Ruffina Farrokh Anklesaria immigrated to the US from Trinidad 15 years ago. She settled in Ferguson, Missouri, and says she's seen the town's diversity transform. Right now, Anklesaria is teaming up with other members of the community to highlight the positive side of the small Missouri town, but she says as an immigrant, she still sees racial divisions in the US.
Seventy-five years ago this week, the world was turned upside down when Hitler and Stalin signed a pact of alliance. Within days Hitler invaded Poland, starting World War II. Roger Moorhouse, a historian, has a new book out on the momentous but often-forgotten "Devils' Alliance."
The fourth season of "Homeland" take viewers to Pakistan and Afghanistan, or at least some version of those countries. But Pakistanis who watched the recent premiere are angry with the many inaccuracies they've found, saying the show might stoke unwarranted fears about their country.
Just as in past rounds of violence between Israel and Hamas, it is Palestinian civilians who are paying the highest price. After four days of Israeli bombardment, more than 100 Palestinians are now dead — and many of them are non-combatants.
Syrians in the Turkish border town of Kobane say they're on the verge of being overrun by ISIS militants. But while American warplanes are coming to their aid, the US is still reluctant to get involved — but may be forced into much wider action that it wants.
Iran holds presidential elections on Friday. The incumbent, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad faces three challengers. But don't count him out. The World's Laura Lynch reports on Ahmadinejad's continuing popularity at home.
Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Wall Street Journal Reporter Farnaz Fassihi who's in Tehran, about the continued protests there. Today is the 4th straight day of demonstrations following the results of last Friday's presidential election results.
In today's Geo Quiz we asked which of these three passages, the Gulf of Aden, the Drake Passage, or the Strait of Malacca, is considered pirate free? The answer is the Drake Passage, off the southern tip of South America.
The World's Gerry Hadden has details on a major sweat shop bust in Barcelona, where Spanish authorities freed more than 300 Chinese immigrants working in appalling conditions. But the immigrants are protesting the move.
Carol Hills profiles Jazz quartet Babik. The group, from Buffalo, New York, but are inspired by Belgian Django Reinhardt. For today's Geo Quiz, we were looking for the European city hosting a rock festival called ?Exit.? The answer is Novi Sad in Serbia.
Media restrictions make it difficult for Iranians to voice their opinion about the country's current political turmoil. But the BBC's Gabriel Gatehouse travelled to the Iran-Iraq border, where he found some Iranians who were surprisingly outspoken.