The U.S. team will need a clear win against Algeria if they want to secure their place in the second round. George Vecsey, sports columnist for our partner The New York Times is in South Africa to watch the game.
Algeria goes up against the US in its next World Cup match tomorrow in Pretoria, South Africa?and it's the answer to our Geo Quiz. It's a big deal for prisoners in Guantanamo Bay. Anchor Marco Werman finds out why from reporter Alexandra Gutierrez.
Correspondent Aya Batrawy reports from Cairo on the bitter rivalry between soccer clubs Egypt and Algeria. Their last match caused riots in both countries. Now they're set to meet tomorrow in the semi-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations in Angola.
Air travelers from 14 countries will be subjected to extra security procedures if they wish to fly into the U.S. Eric Lipton (New York Times) says that many of the countries are accusing the U.S. of racial and ethnic profiling and calling it unfair.
US soccer superstar Landon Donovan won't be on US Soccer's National Team for the 2014 World Cup. Fans are angry, but there are some good reasons, explains Grantland's Men in Blazers co-host Roger Bennett.
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.
Incest and child molestation are real issues around the world. After being confronted with it first hand, an anonymous Middle East artist decided to do something about it. That story and more in today's Global Scan.
There are so many French-born players at the World Cup that fans of Les Bleus could have chosen between two different full teams. But how do they feel about their players choosing to support different countries?
Barcelona's famed Sagrada Familia church is still being built after more than a century. Now, impatient Finnish students plan to finish their own scaled-down version, imagined in this photo — out of ice. We also spotlight new relevations about Blackwater Security's lawless tactics during the Iraq War and wonder if Scotland's national dish is headed for the US, in today's Global Scan.
In the white-washed buildings of Algiers, a creative community is flourishing — no thanks to the government. Algerian authorities spend hundreds of millions of dollars to promote culture, but keep a tight rein on what kind of culture is supported. Despite this, the country has seen a slow emergence of an independent contemporary art scene.
Not too long ago, Algeria fought a traumatizing civil war between the country's military and Islamist militias, now commonly called the "Black Decade." Today, a younger generation of Algerians is trying to reconcile the country's trauma through art, but the government has a policy of overlooking it.
The city of Marseille, France’s second biggest, is home to the country’s largest Muslim population. About one in four of its residents are Muslims. Yet you’d be hard pressed to find a single proper mosque in town.