The UN says it has a zero-tolerance policy when it comes to UN peacekeepers and sexual abuse. But when a 14-year-old Haitian boy was abused by Pakistani peacekeepers, the UN did little to bring his case to justice in Haitian courts.
In Pakistan, the official legal punishment for defiling the name of the Prophet Muḥammad, is “death and nothing else.” Much of the pressure to promote and prosecute blasphemy cases is coming from a surprising source: the legal profession.
Born in Saudi Arabia, Rutaba Yaqub went to Pakistan to study engineering. While she was there she discovered a love for singing — and she's found that conservative Pakistan is the place that givers her the freedom to really develop her music.
Drive by the Yusuf Mosque in Boston on a Friday afternoon, prayer day, and you'll see men and women from across the Muslim world, from Indonesia to Iraq to North Africa, in a wide variety of dress. And none of them care which Islamic sect anyone is from.
Despite protests by Pakistan's elite against President Musharraf's emergency rule, the vast majority of Pakistanis seem more concerned with trying to make a living. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with the CBC's Laura Lynch, who is in Islamabad.
The ruling party of Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf has admitted defeat in the country's parliamentary elections and now, the country's next government is likely to be run by a coalition of opposition parties
Afghan president Hamid Karzai has threatened to send troops into neighboring Pakistan because militants from Pakistan have been making cross-border raids; Anchor Lisa Mullins gets more from The World's Quil Lawrence who's in Kabul.
Pakistani authorities reacted with anger after troops reportedly attacked a village close to the Afghan border, just inside Pakistani territory. Pakistan blamed NATO forces, but NATO has denied involvement.