China says it's trying to modernize Xinjiang, the region in far western China that's home to the Muslim Uighur minority. It also claims Uighurs may be training with ISIS militants in the Middle East, but locals say its all part of a fear campaign to stamp out their culture and religion.
A law banning the Muslim burqa, or full-face veil, went into effect today in France, a first in Europe. The World's Gerry Hadden profiles two religious Muslims who defy French stereotypes of the modern Muslim women.
In Turkey, Kurdish culture is having something of a Renaissance. Public expressions of Kurdish culture are now legal. Now a new cultural center has opened for traditional Kurdish story-tellers to practice their ancient art.
The immigration bill making its way through the Senate would put an end to the so-called 'Green Card Lottery.' The World's Jason Margolis explains why the proposed change has sparked anger among African immigrants living in the US.