Young Muslim women who become pregnant out of wedlock face intense pressures, and are often shunned, scorned and shamed.
Egyptian-American reporter Hoda Osman reported from Morocco for Worldfocus. She writes about her own perceptions of equality and Islam, and varying interpretations of the Qur’an.
Millions of people in China lack basic health care coverage. In an effort to expand coverage, the government has devoted $125 billion to health care reform -- but challenges remain.
Correspondent Bigan Saliani and producer Richard O'Regan travel to Iran to explore the tensions between the expectations of many highly educated young Iranian women and the realities of their lives.
Masoumeh Ebtekar served as Iran's first female vice-president under the reformist government of Mohammad Khatami. She shares her thoughts on Islam, women and relations between the U.S. and Iran.
The British National Health System is the world's largest publicly-funded health care system. Harry Smith of Al Jazeera English reports on how this free -- but controversial -- system is faring 60 years after its inception.
Marvin Weinbaum of the Middle East Institute discusses potential exit strategies for U.S. allies and Americans' waning support for the fight in Afghanistan.
Carol Giacomo of The New York Times and Joel Rosenthal of the Carnegie Council discuss the new allegations of widespread fraud in the Afghan presidential election and the implications of the recent change of power in Japan.