Ahmed Ismail Hassan al Samadi was a 22-year-old citizen journalist who was shot and killed while filming a protest in Bahrain in 2012. Journalist Elizabeth Dickinson recounts the challenges Ahmed's family faced in their quest to finding answers about their son's death.
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has wanted a seat on the United Nations Security Council for years, and they were awarded one this week. But instead of celebrating, it only took a few hours for the country to turn down the offer.
America has long identified as a religious country, but research shows that's changing, especially among the young. More than a quarter of Milenniall adults, those 18-30, say they've left the faith they were raised with.
In Afghanistan, it is hard to paint a picture of what decades of war and unrest have done to the country. The BBC has chosen to try, by traveling Highway 1 - the two-lane road that, in better times, would connect two-thirds of all Afghans.
South African cartoonist Zapiro responded to a story that has transfixed his nation - the gruesome rapes and killings of children - by penning this image. It's one of the stories we are tracking today, among others that range from sad to strange, in this daily edition of the Global Scan.