Iran and the West couldn't reach a deal on Iran's nuclear program, but they did agree to continue talks on a nuclear deal for seven more months. While it's not what policymakers hoped for, John Kerry and other leaders still seemed positive that a deal is in the making.
In Pakistan, the struggle against the local version of the Taliban is spreading, and not just in terms of terrorism. The group has muscled its way into the crime scene in Karachi, Pakistan, a booming city with lucrative opportunities in things like kidnapping and extortion.
Street vendors and hawkers are a vital part of life for many Indians, who get their daily needs like fruit and vegetables from carts and stalls. But as malls and supermarkets spring up around the country, the hawkers are struggling and worried for their survival.
Iran and the US have one week to come up with a deal to control Iran’s nuclear programs in exchange for relaxed sanctions. Those restrictions have taken a major toll on Iran, and citizens of the country are primed for an agreement.
One doctor at a makeshift state run facility in India tried to sterilize 83 women in less than three hours last weekend. As a result, at least 13 women have died. The BBC's Yogita Limae has visited the scene of the surgeries and says botched mass sterilization campaigns are widespread in India.
Afghanistan is a country where the culture does not allow women to ride bikes. So the Afghan Women's National Cycling Team has a huge hill to climb, especially if they are to have any chance of making it to the Olympics.
In a prison memoir, misery and pain are usually staples. But in "Rosewater," the story of Iranian journalist Maziar Bahari's time in Tehran's Evin Prison, dark humor and the absurd are given equal time.
Thirty years after a chemical leak in Bhopal, India, that killed thousands, the city is still feeling the impact of contamination. Now stars Kal Penn, Mischa Barton and Martin Sheen are bringing the incident to life in a new film called "Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain."
Deepak Singh grew up in Lucknow, India, thinking Indians were the good guys and Pakistanis the bad guys. Now that he's moved to the United States and finally met people from Pakistan, he sees things differently.
How should a woman ask for a raise? She shouldn't, said Microsoft's CEO at recent women's tech conference. But if that sounds shocking, it wasn't for many Indian women who have been told throughout their lives to keep quiet while the men are encouraged to get ahead.
When India celebrated the success of its first Mars mission, a photo of middle-aged female scientists draped in saris became the viral face of that triumph. But that doesn't mean female scientists face an easy path, and Rhitu Chatterjee says much more needs to be done for gender equality.
Almost 10 years ago, a young Pakistani woman was held down by her mother-in-law while her husband and father-in-law threw acid on her. Some 150 operations later, Bushra Shafi is working as a beautician in a hair salon in Lahore, started by a hairdresser who was moved to help victims of acid attacks when one of them came into her salon and asked simply: "Can you make me beautiful again?"
Whatever the outcome of the referendum in Scotland, one aspect of traditional Scottish culture will continue to have a surprisingly close link to a far off part of the world. Outside of Scotland, the world’s largest manufacturer of traditional bagpipes is Pakistan.
India may be the world's largest secular democracy but that doesn't mean it's easy to practice atheism there.Young atheists trying to gain more recognition say government policies and laws still exclude them and cultural acceptance is hard to come by.
The BBC's Alastair Leithead reports from Kabul on two of Afghanistan's four Olympic representatives in Beijing: the two are Tae Kwan Do athletes, and they're hoping to win Afghanistan its first-ever Olympic medal.
A law in India protects women from domestic abuse, and supporters say the law is desperately needed, but critics say the law is often abused to punish innocent men and their extended families. Reporter Larry Schooler has the story.
The entire Afghan Senate walked out in protest today over the high number of civilians killed by US air strikes. US commanders in Afghanistan are aware this is a crucial issue in their battle for hearts and minds in that country. But that doesn't make it an easy problem to solve. The World's Quil Lawrence reports.
American casualties are on the rise in Afghanistan. That's putting U.S. military doctors and nurses to the test. We hear from chief nurse Major Keni Harriman, who works at a front line surgical hospital in Afghanistan.
Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with two of The World's correspondents about the anticipation felt in Iraq and Pakistan as Americans vote to elect a new president today. Quil Lawrence is in Baghdad and Aaron Schachter is in Islamabad.
U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice was in New Delhi, India today. Secretary Rice made the trip to try to diffuse tensions between India and Pakistan. Anchor Lisa Mullins finds out more from the BBC's Tinku Ray in New Delhi.
Host Lisa Mullins speaks with Pakistani author and journalist Ahmed Rashid about relations between the U.S. and Pakistan. They also discuss the importance of Pakistan's move to close a major supply route into Afghanistan as part of its offensive against militants in the region.