First lady Michelle Obama promoted girls education in developing countries alongside her Japanese counterpart Akie Abe. But she avoided the elephant in the room — Japan's own struggles with gender inequity.
Exit polls from the latest Israeli election show Arab parties winning an historic number of seats in Israel's parliament. But it's still far from certain whether the unified Joint List will wield meaningful power under a new government.
Last week India's foreign minister made his UN debut with a speech in front of the Security Council. The only problem is, he read the speech of the Portuguese foreign minister. Anchor Lisa Mullins talks to Colum Lynch, who covers the UN.
Indian singer-songwriter Sona wanted her label Sony, to record more of her songs. Sony said wait. Sona went to Nokia. The World's Marco Werman tells us about Sona's attempts to market her music differently in a country dominated by Bollywood.
Non-governmental organizations in Afghanistan have operated 11 women's shelters. Now the Afghan government says it's taking over to rein in costs. The BBC's Quentin Somerville speaks with anchor Lisa Mullins.
For the latest on news from that country, we turn to Michael Slackman, foreign correspondent for The New York Times. Zachary Lockman, Professor of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies and History at New York University helps contextualize the situation.
We talk with Hakim Almasmari publisher and editor of The Yemen Post. Zachary Lockman, Professor of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies and History at New York University helps explain the democracy movements all across the Middle East.
During the protests in Egypt and Tunisia, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's government praised the uprisings, saying that the "era of puppet regimes" had come to an end. Our three guests help contextualize recent events.
Columnist for The New York Times, Nicholas Kristof, is in Bahrain. At first people wanted steps toward democracy, but since the killings, the mood has turned against the king as he has allowed violence on his people.