Most Shared Stories Tagged: Asia

Lifestyle & Belief

Scarves in Turkey

Turkey's parliament is expected to approve a bill this week that allows female university students to wear headscarves and that's upsetting secular Turks, as the BBC's Sarah Rainsford reports from Istanbul.

Science, Tech & Environment

Geo answer

Today's answer is Ladakh, a region in the India-administered state of Jammu and Kashmir. Ladakh is where Pashmina goats can be found. Their soft wool is prized around the world. This year, severe winter conditions are threatening the goats. Anchor Lisa Mullins finds out more from the BBC's Altaf Hussein.

Business, Finance & Economics

Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is China. The kosher food industry is on the rise there as Chinese factory owners hope to tap into the US kosher food market. The BBC's Frances Harrison has that story.

Fighting the Taliban in Afghanistan

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Thomas Gouttierre, director of the Center for Afghanistan Studies at the University of Nebraska, Omaha, about the challenges facing Allied forces in their fight against the Taliban.

Arts, Culture & Media

Global hit - Akram Khan

The World's Mary Kay Magistad introduces us to modern dance choreographer Akram Khan. He grew up in London, but his parents kept him in touch with his Bangladeshi roots. His latest piece examines the meaning of home in a globalized world.