The Arab League meets to consider what to do next about the evidence in Syria. Also, hope for “mango diplomacy” between the US and Pakistan gets tied up in red tape. And two Iranian musicians push the boundaries of traditional Persian music.
The leaders of the Arab world are meeting in Baghdad – or at least some of them are. Only ten out of 22 have turned up. For those in attendance, the main subject of today’s Arab League summit is Iraq’s neighbor, Syria.
Marco Werman talks with Michael Klare, professor of Peace and World Security Studies at Hampshire College, about the forces that drive oil prices up and down.
Two years ago, Hillary Clinton and Pakistani diplomats were heralding the start of “mango diplomacy”: getting Pakistani mangoes onto American tables. But as Odette Yousef reports, mango diplomacy is getting tied up in red tape.
The women’s professional Euroleague playoffs are taking place right now in Istanbul and there are a lot of American players on the court. Three of them play for Spartak Vidnoje, a top team based in a small town south of Moscow.
In Liberia, female traditional leaders who operate powerful secret societies have agreed to shut down “schools” where teenage girls undergo genital circumcision.
TOMS shoe company is the subject of an investigation by reporter Amy Costello. Costello was The World’s Africa correspondent for many years.
For the Geo Quiz, we are looking for a Georgian city where the mayor is planning to attract tourists and quench their thirst with a fountain of chacha, a traditional grade brandy.
Iranian-born musicians Khosro Ansari and Loga Ramin Torkian collaborated to push boundaries in Persian classical music.