A Saudi Arabian cleric is making waves in his effort to keep women off the roads — by arguing that they'll damage their ovaries if they do. Women in the rest of the world must surely be puzzled by that argument. All that and more in today's Global Scan.
Severe flooding has killed more than 240 in Pakistan and forced thousands more from their homes. With the Pakistani government wrapped in its own political drama, ordinary citizens have taken a central role in relief efforts and documenting the tragedy.
Nawaz Sharif was Prime Minister of Pakistan until 1999 when he was ousted by General Musharraf in a military coup. He's currently in exile in Saudi Arabia. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with him today about the state of emergency imposed by President Musharraf.
The mood in Pakistan ahead of Monday's presidential elections, where surveys show a strong support for the party of assassinated leader Benazir Bhutto as well as widespread disapproval of current president Pervez Musharaff's government.
President Pervez Musharraf's party was the big loser in Monday's parliamentary election, and now the two main opposition parties are calling for him to step down, but Musharraf says he has no plans to do so