Flying in Afghanistan could be a little easier now that the country has a new airline. Afghan Jet International Airways started its operations in April, but the CEO believes, despite security issues, the company will thrive.
Iraqi authorities are going to great lengths to pull off a national vote for its parliament on Wednesday, the first since the US troop withdrawal in 2011. The hardest part is to create a sense of normalcy in a country suffering from unrelenting sectarian violence.
Sonia Narang will be reporting from Pakistan in April as part of a fellowship sponsored by the East West Center. The trip has had special meaning for her, though, because she'll be the first member of her extended family to visit Pakistan since they left after the Indian/Pakistani partition in 1947.
Afghanistan's election was held without major disruptions and Afghans turned out to vote by the millions for a new president and for provincial councils. But the threat of turmoil caused by the Taliban remains, because neighboring Pakistan continues to allow its bases there and support the insurgents.
Afghans are facing violent Taliban moves to disrupt their presidential elections and a potential future without foreign troops. But after such a difficult past, many Afghans are excited about the future, as researcher Faiysal AliKhan found during a month-long trip there.
New clothes and goldfish? Not your usual spring rituals, we know. But those are two ways to celebrate Nowruz. Iranian-American comedian K-von Moezzi explains the rest of the Persian New Year festivities in his offbeat, video mini-doc.
The Taliban government in Afghanistan brought with it many restrictions, including a ban on taking photographs. That changed with the US invasion in 2001. A new documentary follows four Afghan photojournalists and their hopes and fears as the US prepares to leave the country.
It’s hard enough getting aid to survivors in an earthquake, but in a conflict zone, it becomes even harder. That has been the case in Pakistan, where according to a spokesman for Balochistan regional government, attacks by separatists have hampered rescue efforts.
The health care industry is considered relatively recession proof. But not for everyone. In Los Angeles, many Asian immigrants are struggling to keep their health care jobs. The World's Jason Margolis reports.
It's been nearly five days since North Korea claimed it tested a nuclear weapon. But the talks at the United Nations over how to respond have not yet produced a decision. The World's Katy Clark reports.
The World's Aaron Schachter reports on the Saudi influence in Pakistan and Afghanistan. He says Pakistanis have been drawn to a Saudi style of Islam. But in Afghanistan, many blame Saudi Arabia for inspiring and supporting Afghanistan's fundamentalist Taliban.
Anchor Lisa Mullins explains that President Obama isn't just making a speech tomorrow to the Muslim world. He's also sending out text messages about the speech -- in a host of languages, including English, Arabic, Urdu, and Persian.
Some of the new troops ordered to Afghanistan are fanning out across the Afghan south. For some Afghans, the American soldiers won't make much difference; they say the threat they face is from government corruption. Aaron Schachter reports.
The World's Aaron Schachter tells us about challenges facing US troops in Afghanistan's Helmand province, among the country's most violent regions. It's largely controlled by the Taliban, but it's also home to the largest U.S. Marine base in Afghanistan.
What are America's larger objectives in Afghanistan? Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Amin Tarz, Middle East Studies Director at the Marine Corps University in Quantico, Virginia -- and Anatol Lieven, a professor at the War Studies Department at King's College in London.