With the death of Peter O'Toole, everyone is talking about one of his great roles, as Lawrence of Arabia — the British intelligence officer who lead an Arab revolt in World War I. So that led producer Christopher Woolf to examine just how much of the film is actually based on history.
Drive by the Yusuf Mosque in Boston on a Friday afternoon, prayer day, and you'll see men and women from across the Muslim world, from Indonesia to Iraq to North Africa, in a wide variety of dress. And none of them care which Islamic sect anyone is from.
First, Tunisia. Then, Egypt. So, who's next? Arab rulers are bracing for the possibility of mass protests on their own doorsteps. The World's Matthew Bell reports from Amman, Jordan on reaction there to events in Egypt.
Emad Hajjaj is a well-known cartoonist and a sharp commentator on events in the Arab world. He says the turmoil in the region is both a blessing and a curse for someone who makes a living from Arabic editorial cartoons.
if you've ever thought about climbing Mount Everest, you better pack an extra trash bag. A new rule requires all climbers to bring down eight kilograms of garbage over and above their own trash. Odds are they won't be bringing down banana peals, at least if you believe new research that bananas could be under threat. That and more, in today's Global Scan.
More than 110,000 Syrians have fled to Jordan in recent months. About 50,000 Libyans and Yemenis are getting medical treatment. Meanwhile, Jordanians are bracing for the waves of Gulf Arabs tourists expected this summer.