A White House shift on drone policy might make a big difference for a nation like Yemen. Analyst Gregory Johnsen says he’s encouraged that a more selective use of drones will protect civilians in places like Yemen, while aiding US intelligence gathering efforts.
Afghan author Qais Akbar Omar has written a memoir about his tumultuous youth in Afghanistan called A Fort of Nine Towers.
Iran’s electoral commission Tuesday barred two popular candidates from running in next month’s presidential elections. Iranian journalist Shirin Jafaari says the move to disqualify the politicians might mean many Iranians will not bother to go to the polls.
In Pakistan, a high-ranking female politicians was gunned down on Saturday. Reporter Fahad Desmukh in Karachi tells anchor Marco Werman about the murder of Zara Shahid Hussain and explains how her death is creating instability for a key US ally.
Domestic workers balance a complex set of relationships, whether they’re employed in the US or elsewhere.
US military leaders were summoned to the White House on Thursday for a crisis meeting about sexual assault in the Armed Forces.
Kenya’s new president, Uhuru Kenyatta is popular and wealthy. But even though he’s occupied the highest office in the land since March, he can’t shake an indictment of crimes against humanity by the International Criminal Court. Maina Kiai of the grassroots group InformAction says the case will be hard to try, but not impossible.
Lawmakers held their first hearing Thursday on the Boston Marathon bombings. Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis highlighted ways to prevent future attacks — such as reaching out to immigrant communities. Boston Globe columnist Juliette Kayyem agrees that creating a new model of community policing could be a key to preventing another attack.
Soldiers in northern Nigeria are rounding up and executing dozens of citizens in an effort to wipe out the Islamic militant group Boko Haram. Adam Nossiter of the New York Times has just returned from the northern Nigerian city of Maiduguri, where he’s seen first-hand the government assault on the militant Islamic group.
Armed groups that helped overturn Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi two years ago are pressuring for more regime change. As New York Times correspondent David Kirkpatrick explains to anchor Marco Werman, the gunmen continue to surround several government ministries in the capital Tripoli, demanding that some Gaddafi-era ministers step down.
North Korean officials have sentenced American Kenneth Bae, a tour operator from Washington state to 15 years of hard labor. If the past is any guide, North Korea is hoping the sentencing will trigger a high-profile US mission to negotiate Bae’s release, as former Obama advisor Jeffrey Bader explains to anchor Marco Werman.
When a powerful Mexican official’s daughter tried to close down a trendy Mexico City restaurant because it wouldn’t give her the table she wanted, patrons whipped out their cell phones and foiled her effort to use nepotism to get what she wanted. Mexican-American filmmaker Max St. Romain shares the story with anchor Marco Werman.
Garment workers have taken to the streets in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka, demanding better working conditions after the death of at least 280 people in a building collapse on Wednesday. Zafar Sobhan, the editor of the Dhaka Tribune describes the workers’ demands.
Anchor Marco Werman talks with Zimbabwe’s best known human rights lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa about a new film focusing on her life and efforts to revive the country’s decrepit legal institutions.
Brian Fishman, a counterterrorism research fellow at the New America Foundation, talks with anchor Marco Werman about Inspire, an online magazine that published a recipe for a pressure cooker bomb like the ones used at the Boston Marathon bombings.