The deadly rape in India late last year has increased awareness among immigrants in the United States about the dangers of domestic and sexual violence, activists say. But especially with immigrants, there are a number of barriers for women who choose to speak out.
In recent weeks, Western media outlets have run pictures of rugs from Pakistan featuring drone images. It's part of a long-standing tradition of "war rugs" featuring designs of the weapons of the day, but no one had spoken to the weavers themselves — until now.
Born in Saudi Arabia, Rutaba Yaqub went to Pakistan to study engineering. While she was there she discovered a love for singing — and she's found that conservative Pakistan is the place that givers her the freedom to really develop her music.
India and Pakistan have fought three wars in the sixty years since independence from British rule. Given their bitter history, India's reaction to the trouble in Pakistan has been somewhat...cautious. The BBC's Tinku Ray explains.
President Pervez Musharraf's party was the big loser in Monday's parliamentary election, and now the two main opposition parties are calling for him to step down, but Musharraf says he has no plans to do so