The world is at the brink of eradicating polio. A surprise polio outbreak in Israel in 2013 led researchers to look closely for the poliovirus in sewage to detect virus shed in the feces of non-paralyzed people infected with polio, what epidemiologists call the "silent circulation" of polio.
A suicide bomber killed at least 29 people near a polling center as Pakistanis voted on Wednesday in a knife-edge general election pitting cricket hero Imran Khan against the party of jailed ex-Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
Following recent killings in Quetta, members of one of Pakistan's most persecuted minority groups are pressing for justice and accountability after suffering years of terrorist violence at the hands of extremists.
Ten years after former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, the first woman to lead a Muslim nation, was killed in Rawalpindi the unanswered questions about her assassination still fuel conspiracy theories.
Despite protests by Pakistan's elite against President Musharraf's emergency rule, the vast majority of Pakistanis seem more concerned with trying to make a living. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with the CBC's Laura Lynch, who is in Islamabad.
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.
The husband and wife team of Adrian Levy and Catherine Scott-Clark wrote "Deception: Pakistan, the United States, and the Secret Trade in Nuclear Weapons." Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Adrian Levy about Pakistan's role in the proliferation of nuclear technology around the world.
Anchor Marco Werman speaks with reporter Laura Lynch in Islamabad about the rising tensions in Pakistan. Today, opposition leader Benazir Bhutto was prevented by government security forces from leading a rally against President Musharraf's emergency rule.
The World's Aaron Schachter reports that Pakistan has a history of alternating between civilian and military rulers. There have been a number of military coups since the country gained independence from Britain.
Senior US Envoy John Negroponte arrived in Pakistan as the country's leader, General Pervez Musharraf, continued to push ahead with his controversial plans to hold elections under a state of emergency. Host Marco Werman gets the latest on the political crisis engulfing Pakistan from the BBC's Barbara Plett in Islamabad.
The United States is worried about Pakistan's tribal areas, near the border with Afghanistan. That's where the Pakistani government is battling al Qaeda and Taliban-linked militants. Given Pakistan's current political instability, Washington is reportedly considering enlisting tribal leaders to deal directly with the militants. Anchor Marco Werman discusses the notion with BBC correspondent Haroon Rashid in Islamabad.
The World's Matthew Bell has the latest on the politics in Pakistan as it enters its third week of emergency rule under President Pervez Musharraf. Pakistan's Supreme Court today threw out the main legal challenges to last month's re-election of Musharraf to another five year term in office. And Musharraf is showing no sign of giving in to President Bush's public demands.
The new Supreme Court in Pakistan has dismissed the final legal challenge against the recent re-election of President Pervez Musharraf. It comes as no surprise. The court was purged of judges who were critical of Musharraf. Anchor Lisa Mullins gets the latest from the BBC's Barbara Plett.