Ten year after the US invaded Iraq, we hear about the life on the ground in Baghdad. Also, a sex manual gives Ultra Orthodox Jews the facts of life. Plus, heavy metal from Cuba makes its way to the US.
It’s been 10 years since American troops entered Iraq and helped topple Saddam Hussein. Marco Werman speaks with veteran Middle East reporter Jane Arraf on what life is like for Iraqis a decade since the US-led invasion.
In 2003, Lt.Tim McLaughlin led a Marine tank platoon as the invasion of Iraq began. He kept a handwritten diary of those days; it forms the centerpiece of a new exhibition in New York.
American media seem to have dwindling interest in the trial of Bradley Manning, the US Army private who leaked masses of US government documents to Wikileaks. But foreign media outlets continue to send reporters to the hearings.
Vladimir Putin and Steven Seagal joined together to open a new martial arts center in Moscow. The center opened just in time for Putin to also announce the revival of the Soviet-era mass physical fitness program for young people.
This year’s Iranian presidential election may be headed for a town near you. 65-year-old Iranian-American Hooshang Amirahmadi is running for president of Iran.
Two years after the start of the war in Syria, Rania Abouzeid, the Middle East Correspondent for Time magazine assesses the emotional toll the conflict has taken on its citizens. She tells anchor Marco Werman about the sights and sounds she can’t forget.
Fertility specialists in the Palestinian Territories say several women whose husbands are in Israeli custody have become pregnant using sperm smuggled out of prison.
An American-born Orthodox Jewish sex therapist in Jerusalem has written what he says is the first sexually explicit sex manual for ultra-Orthodox and Orthodox Jews.
Archaeologists in London have found 13 skeletons that date back 700 years. They were dug up during a tunnel building project for a new railway. Historians say as many as 50,000 people died around the year 1348. Name the phenomenon that spread across Europe and re-shaped the human landscape of London.
Three bands from Cuba are performing at South by Southwest tonight. It’s the first time any of them are performing on US soil. Organizers of the festival faced challenges getting them into the country and convincing others that Cuba’s musical outreach is more than just rumba and son.