Islam

Global Politics

The East Jerusalem issue

US Middle East envoy George Mitchell has postponed a visit to Israel amid a continuing quarrel over Israel's decision to build more Jewish homes in East Jerusalem. Tension remains high. The World's Matthew Bell chronicles the story.

Arts, Culture & Media

Cartooning for Peace

Political cartoonists who comment on the Arab-Israeli conflict have a lot of material to work with. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with two. Khalil Abu Arafeh is a Palestinian editorial cartoonist and Uri Fink is an Israeli political cartoonist.

Global Politics

Fake Saddam video plot

Before the US-led invasion of Iraq in 2003, the CIA tossed around various ideas for discrediting Saddam Hussein. One involved producing a fake Saddam sex video. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Washington Post columnist Jeff Stein about some of the plans.

Conflict & Justice

A tale of two women in Tehran

Tehran erupted in street protests last summer. A young woman named Neda was killed during the protests and became the face of the movement. But the photo used was actually of a different Neda. Anchor Marco Werman gets the story from Cameron Abadi.

Lifestyle & Belief

Uganda bombings update

The Somali Islamist group, Al-Shabab, has claimed responsibility for Sunday's bombings that killed more than 70 people in Kampala. Ugandan authorities say they've made some arrests. Anchor Marco Werman gets the latest from the BBC's Will Ross in Kampala.

Conflict & Justice

Mideast security cooperation

The Israeli Defense Forces have been working with Palestinian security forces in the occupied West Bank. Cooperation has been good, in fact, the World's Matthew Bell reports that Israel may soon allow its Jewish citizens to visit the territory.

Lifestyle & Belief

Sufi music in New York

Pakistan sent famous Sufi musicians to the United States. The idea is to portray the 'true face of Sufi Islam' to an audience that often sees Pakistan as a haven for terrorists. Madiha Tahir has today's Global Hit.