It's New Year's in Iran, a Persian holiday that predates Islam; in the past, Iran's Islamic government has tried to stamp out the celebrations, but still they continue, as The World's Quil Lawrence checked out the partying in Tehran.
Most of Saudi Arabia's population is under the age of 30, and a growing number of them is frustrated with the Kingdom's tight restrictions on social freedoms, and that could pose problems for the Saudi state
We hear from three foreign journalists based in Washington about what their audience makes of Barack Obama's speech this week on race in America: joining us are Ewen MacAskill with Britain's Guardian newspaper
We were looking for a city in southwestern France for today's geo quiz. The answer is Bordeaux... A capital of French wine. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Bordeaux vintner, Ilja Gort, whose nose is now insured with Lloyds of London.
The World's Marco Werman profiles the latest album by the Algerian-born musician, Cheb i Sabbah. Sabbah's latest CD, "Devotion" is inspired by the rich sounds and rhythms of India.
President Bush spoke at the Pentagon today to mark the fifth anniversary of the US invasion of Iraq, and Anchor Lisa Mullins gets reaction from a Baghdad native, Ghaith Abdul Ahad, who reports for the British newspaper, The Guardian.
The World's Quil Lawrence reports on how people in Iran view the war in Iraq, five years after the invasion.
John McCain made his first visit to Israel today as the presumptive republican presidential candidate; McCain visited the southern Israeli town of Sderot, which has been the target of Palestinian rockets fired from across the border in Gaza
Correspondent Kate Seelye reports that Saudi Arabia is trying to plan for a future after oil: The Kingdom is trying to diversify its economy
Anchor Lisa Mullins get the latest on the Chinese crackdown against Tibetan protestors from the BBC's Dan Griffiths.