Two proposed pieces of legislation in Iran could turn the country's women into "baby-making machines" and set the country back decades in gender equality, according to a new report from Amnesty International.
Activists in China had planned to call attention to domestic violence ahead of International Women’s Day this past Sunday, but China's state security stepped in to detain at least 10 activists in three different Chinese cities.
Twenty years ago, at a landmark global women’s rights conference in Beijing, it looked like equality was in reach for the women of the world. But things haven’t gone as easily as hoped since then. Today, there’s still no country in the world where women are equal to men.
Iraq says ISIS has begun bulldozing the ancient city of Nimrud, once the capital of the Assyrian Empire, near Mosul. If true, it would be an enormous loss and an attack on the shared heritage of humanity.
The Nepal Mountaineering Association says human waste is a bigger problem than trash on Mt. Everest. But the climbers aren't going away, so we asked an Everest expedition leader how he plans to safely heed the call of nature atop the world's tallest mountain.
Holi is a Hindu festival in northern India that celebrates the coming of spring on the lunar calendar. Celebrants spray each other with colors. It can get pretty raucous. Indian-American writer Deepak Singh remembers Holi as a kid in Lucknow, and thinks about what it would be like to celebrate at his current home, in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Some parents in Pakistan so deeply mistrust the polio vaccine that they're refused over and over again to let their kids get their shots. Now one fed-up province in Pakistan, which has the most polio cases of any country on Earth, is tossing those parents in jail until they relent.
Mark Lippert, the US Ambassador to South Korea, was attacked early Thursday by a South Korean man wielding a 10-inch knife. The ambassador has only been in office since November, but analysts are speculating the attacker might have been prompted by half a century of grievances with the US.
A major offensive against ISIS forces is under way in Iraq, and the Iraqi army is getting plenty of support from Iran and its Iraqi Shiite allies. One country that isn't getting involved, however, is the United States.
Malaysian families are facing a critical shortage of maids. Most of the maids come from Indonesia. But Indonesia banned its citizens from going to work as maids in Malaysia after a series of abuses against them. Jennifer Pak reports from Kuala Lumpur.
Bahrain's capital city Manama is currently under military control. The country's protestors may or may not be successful in building a democratic government, but one thing is for sure: civil unrest is not good for business.
Egypt, Bahrain, Yemen, Libya: friend or foe? That question is getting harder to answer as crackdowns on protests in the Middle East by U.S. allied governments blur the lines. Joining us is PJ Crowley, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs.
As a symbol of change in the Arab world, angry protests in Bahrain stand in stark contrast to the mostly peaceful demonstrations in Egypt. Joining us now with more is Nicholas Kristof, columnist for our partner The New York Times.
Protests continued to rage across the Middle East throughout the weekend. Will Gadhafi hold onto power? What's next for Bahrain? And how will the Obama Administration respond?
David Kirkpatrick reports.
Almost no one thinks China will be the next Egypt but Beijing is taking no chances. More than 100 activists were taken away by police. Anchor Lisa Mullins talks with The World's Mary Kay Magistad in Beijing.
Inspired by the protests in Tunisia and Egypt, Chinese demonstrators put out a call for protests over Chinese social media. However, police shut down these protests quickly. Some say these shut downs show how worried the Chinese government is.