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Court Rules Virginity not an Essential Quality

An appeals court in France reinstated a marriage between two Muslims who split up on their wedding night because the bride had lied about her virginity.

Nov 18th, 2008

Politkovskaya Murder Case to be Tried Before Public

Prosecutors had requested that reporters not be allowed in the courtroom as some of the potential evidence is classified.

Nov 17th, 2008


FOCAL POINT is a new series of web-exclusive documentary shorts on international current affairs produced by Wide Angle, in collaboration with independent producers from around the globe.

Nov 15th, 2008

Erdogan on Obama, the Economy, and the World

The Turkish Prime Minister makes his first public speech in the United States outside of the United Nations Security Council.

Nov 14th, 2008

Anthony Gambino on the Crisis in Congo

Interview with Anthony W. Gambino author of a recent Council on Foreign Relations report, Congo: Securing Peace, Sustaining Progress, about the crisis in Congo.

Nov 12th, 2008

Nigerian Babies Bred for Sale

Dozens of investigations over the past few years that have revealed a network of Nigerian clinics and orphanages involved in breeding babies for sale.

Nov 11th, 2008

China’s New Human Rights Initiative

China announced on Tuesday that it will draft its first "national action plan" on issues such as torture and freedom of speech.

Nov 7th, 2008

Obama and the World

What does Obama's foreign policy mean for the rest of the world?

Nov 5th, 2008

India’s Latest Bombings

The northeastern region of India has experienced more than a decade of violence and more than 10,000 people have died in the region as a result.

Nov 3rd, 2008

1-800-INDIA: Interview: Clyde Prestowitz

Bill Moyers interviews Clyde Prestowitz, author of the book hree Billion New Capitalists: The Great Shift of Wealth and Power to the East.

Nov 2nd, 2008

Saudi Arabia’s First Women’s University

Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah has announced plans to build the first women-only university in the kingdom, and vows that it will be the largest women’s university in the world.

Oct 31st, 2008

Peruvian Water Supply in Peril

A variation on a theme, this scenario has been playing out from Congo to the Philippines: mining operations from the developed world move into ore-rich, but impoverished areas of developing countries.

Oct 30th, 2008

China Prep: Chinese Grads Face Tough Job Market

The global financial crisis is starting to filter down to China’s job market.

Oct 29th, 2008

Rwanda Elects World’s First Majority-Female Parliament

When you think of bastions of women’s rights, Eastern Africa does not immediately spring to mind. But this month Rwanda became the first country in the world to have a majority-female parliament.

Oct 28th, 2008

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