One year after Fukushima, The government has promised a major shift toward cleaner renewable energy to help fill the gap. But as Sam Eaton reports, the country's clean energy revolution has yet to get much traction.
Google chairman Eric Schmidt is back from his controversial trip to North Korea. He says he told North Korean leaders to loosen their restrictions on internet access in the recluse nation, or risk being left behind.
This month King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia kept his promise and appointed women to the Shura Council for the first time. The council is a non-voting, advisory body. But the inclusion of women is significant.
Arab-American composer Mohammed Fairouz has found inspiration in the Cairo's Tahrir Square uprising. On the second anniversary of the Egyptian revolution, he talks about his piece "For Egypt," to the memory of people who lost their lives in the uprising.
New York-based designers Adam Harvey and Johanna Bloomfield have created a range of clothing to counter surveillance by thermal imaging. They hope that their outerwear will draw attention to a growing culture of surveillance.