The law in Iran requires women to cover their hair and body when in public. But that's not something all Iranian women want. And now some of them are posting photos of themselves hijab-free on a new Facebook page called "Stealthy Freedoms of Iranian Women."
A popular TV newsman in Pakistan was reporting on military human rights abuses. The military threatened him, but he refused to stop. Then in April, he was shot — six times. PRI's The World Host Marco Werman speaks with Hamid Mir, who vows to continue working, despite new threats.
Ishita Malaviya isn't just a surfer — she India's only professional female surfer. She pushes cultural boundaries with her surfing, and, when she's not competing, she's busy teaching Indian kids how to take to the waves at the Shaka Surf Club in the state of Karnataka.
The Indian states of Jammu and Kashmir are dealing with the most devastating floods in a century. Many are calling the floods Kashmir's Katrina. Journalist Basharat Peer returned there to check on his family and his hometown.
Iran and the US have one week to come up with a deal to control Iran’s nuclear programs in exchange for relaxed sanctions. Those restrictions have taken a major toll on Iran, and citizens of the country are primed for an agreement.
Afghanistan is a major supplier of the raw material for heroin but some of the drug is being consumed at home, and now Afghanistan is struggling with a growing addiction problem, as The World's Quil Lawrence reports from Kabul.
An increase in attacks by insurgents in Afghanistan has destabilized the efforts of aid workers, as Lisa Mullins speaks to Anja De Beer, Director of the Agency Coordinating Body for Afghan Relief (ACBAR).