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.
General Motors' European operations are scrambling to find a buyer ahead of a possible bankruptcy proceeding in the US. More than 50,000 people work at GM plants throughout Europe. The World's Laura Lynch has the story
Mexico's violent drug cartels didn't simply pack up and go home when the H1N1flu arrived. In fact they're just as active as before. The World's Lorne Matalon reports that the government has once again stepped up its attempts to beat back the cartels.
The California Supreme Court stopped same sex couples from calling themselves 'married.' Conservative law professor Douglas Kmiec is proposing that government get out of the business of marriage and allow gay and straights to have civil unions.
As President Obama puts his mark on the Supreme Court, Republicans are cautioning against a return to a liberal court. But New York Times Magazine contributor ? and law professor ? Jeffrey Rosen says Obama is redefining the ideological debate.
One of the many issues the new Supreme Court Justice will have to address is what to wear. A lace jabot like Sandra Day O'Connor? Something more modern? We talk to Susan Scafidi, a law professor at Fordham Law School who writes the blog Counterfeit Chic.
Advocates for gay marriage in California hoped the State Supreme Court would overturn last November's ballot initiative that took away the right to same-sex marriage, but their hopes were dashed yesterday when the court upheld Proposition 8.
First-trimester abortions were decriminalized in Mexico City six years ago. Anti-abortion activists launched a counter-offensive across Mexico. Investigative journalist Kathryn Joyce has traveled to Mexico City to look at the abortion wars there.
It'll be high states diplomacy when world leaders and dignitaries gather tomorrow at the UN General Assembly meeting. Host Marco Werman gets the behind-the-scenes look from Joel Rubin, a former state department official.
Facebook's Irish subsidiary is responsible for all its users outside of North America. So when those folks think Facebook is encroaching on their privacy, Irish regulators are the ones who handle the complaints.
The Israeli parliament is considering a law that would criminalize the use of the word 'Nazi' in most cases. It turns out that some Israeli Jews use references to Nazis and the Holocaust as insults directed at their own fellow Jews.
Every day, money changes hands in Ghanaian cedi, South African rand and Brazilian reals as music is created, traded, performed, purchased and pirated. In this episode we look at the business side of African music, through a series of vignettes ...<a class="meta-nav" href="http://www.afropop.org/wp/18131/the-money-show/"> Read more »</a>