Many young Iranian couples are choosing to live together before marriage, and the rise in such "white marriages" has Iranian officials worried. But there are also some good reasons why young Iranians don't want to tie the knot.
It’s been two years since a young female student was gang raped on a bus in India, later dying from her injuries. The attack outraged people across the country and sparked a nationwide conversation about the prevalence of sexual violence against women. But has enough changed?
An investigation by the British Channel 4 News reveals the identity of the man behind one of the most prolific ISIS Twitter accounts. The man, known only as Mehdi, is a businessman living in Bangalore, India.
The CIA's recently-released torture report has sparked a national conversation about the perceived horrors of torture — as well as its potential merits. But how do Americans who have served on the front lines feel about torture tactics? We asked veterans to weigh in.
When the government of Iran ordered reporters to stop covering protests that rocked the country in 2009, Nazila Fathi said no. But her refusal forced her to flee Iran with her family, and she recounts the turmoil — and her exile — in a new book.
Uber bills itself as the "safest ride on the road" for its customers, but the company is now banned from operating in New Delhi after one of its drivers has been accused of raping a passenger. This case is the latest to draw attention to the dangers facing Indian women.
In India, footage of two women defending themselves from a group of men sexually assaulting them on a public bus has gone viral. The video has renewed a national debate in India on sexual assault and the safety of women in public spaces.
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.
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.
Soosan Firooz is a female rapper in Afghanistan whose life has been threatened by extremists. Despite these threats she has the support of her family and says she will keep on singing. Anchor Aaron Schachter tells us more.
Warmer temperatures mean more problems for people on Earth. Not only do warmer temperatures damage Earth's environment but new research has discovered that they may be related to increased violence in the areas most affected by the heat.
Pakistani intelligence agents have long been suspected of helping extremist groups, but US officials allege that things are worse than ever now, and Washington's options are limited, as The World's Matthew Bell reports.
The World's Jason Margolis reports that the Bush Administration is stepping up its hunt for extremists -- including Osama bin Laden -- inside Pakistan's tribal areas. But Pakistan's military isn't pleased about it.
Ancient artifacts looted from Afghanistan are turning up in London. Anchor Lisa Mullins explains that a group of museum officials has published a "red list" of objects that rightly belong back in Afghanistan.
Tibetan exiles have gathered in Dharamsala, India, the current home of the Dalai Lama. The exile Tibetan community is trying to decide how to proceed in its struggle against China over the status of Tibet.