A powerful cleric in Iran has issued a fatwa banning any advertisements about pets or alluding to buying, selling or keeping pets. Anchor Marco Werman finds out what's behind the move from Ali Hamedani, host for the BBC's Persian TV.
Six weeks ago floods began to engulf Pakistan. The BBC's Aleem Maqbool has been tracing the path of the destruction by traveling the length of the country on the Indus river. Lisa Mullins talks with him.
Sarah Shourd was released earlier this month after being detained in July 2009 in Iran. Sarah Shourd, Laura Fattal and Cindy Hickey ï¿½ the mothers of Josh Fattal and Shane Bauer speak to Anchor Lisa Mullins.
In Pakistan, the floodwaters that wiped out whole communities this summer also brought new life to an ecosystem that had been sucked dry. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Adil Najam, a professor at Boston University.
Showing affection in public is frowned upon in Sri Lanka. So the government has come up with an idea; creating a sheltered Lovers' Park so that those who want to cuddle, can- away from disapproving stares. The BBC's Charles Haviland has more from Colombo.
NATO members are meeting in Portugal for a summit that President Obama has said will revitalize the 28-member alliance for the 21st Century. The main focus of the summit is the war in Afghanistan. Laura Lynch reports.
Afghan police have arrested a man in connection with the mutilation of Bibi Aisha. The Afghan woman's nose and ears were cut off two years ago when she tried to run away from her husband. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Huma Safi.
Pakistan has its own Taliban. It is called Tehreek-e-Taliban. Its goal is to over throw the Pakistani state. It is concentrated in the Peshawar region and is locked in a fierce battle with the local tribal militia. Journalist Mustafa Qadri reports.