Local media rights advocates fight back after a station known for its Indian soap operas and "Pop Idol"-style talent contest comes under official pressure.
As NATO leaders meet in Bucharest this week, the patience of the countries bearing the brunt of fighting the insurgency in Afghanistan is wearing thin. And with no military solution in sight, NATO is turning to other organizations for help.
Iran wants to become a full member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. But many experts say that's wishful thinking as Russia and China are reluctant to turn the organization into an openly anti-Western club.
The overnight posting of an anti-Islamic film by a right-wing Dutch
politician has sparked widespread condemnation and fears of a backlash.
As debates rage over violence in Tibet and possible Olympic boycotts, the man who oversaw U.S. efforts to widen the 1980 Moscow boycott talks about where sports and politics meet.
Could a new Persian-language TV network help Tehran spread a radical Islamic ideology? Skeptics question such a broadcaster's potential appeal.
UNAIDS chief Peter Piot looks ahead to a major international conference that will tackle the epidemic in Central Asia, Russia, and Eastern Europe.
Officials in Kabul say the Afghan National Army soon will number 70,000 combat-ready soldiers -- the strongest the force has been since the fall of the Taliban regime in late 2001.
With global food and fuel prices soaring, the United Nations agency charged with feeding the world's hungry has launched an "extraordinary emergency appeal" for extra funds.
Afghanistan is highly dependent on foreign aid, and a new study says
that some $10 billion in international aid pledged to the country has
not been delivered.
The spring holiday has been celebrated for at least 3,000 years throughout Central Asia and in the Persian-influenced lands of the Middle East to honor new life.
The new governor of an embattled southern province hopes to negotiate with "second- and third-tier" Taliban to achieve greater security. The offer excludes those with Al-Qaeda and "foreign affiliations."