Brazil's Straw Hat project helps women leave abusive situations
Saudi, Iran and the 'war' over the Hajj stampede
21 Mar 2013 14:34 GMT
Newroz, which means "new day" in Kurdish, marks the arrival of spring.
Amid Newroz celebrations in Turkey, Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocalan issued a long-awaited ceasefire declaration in the country.
Kurdish public celebrations were illegal in Turkey until 2000.
Newroz, which falls on March 21, is also celebrated in Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Iran and Tajikistan.
Wearing their traditional costumes, Kyrgyz girls dance at the Ala-Too Square in Bishkek.
A parade was held in New York in commemoration of Newroz.
Demonstrators wave pro-Kurdish Peace and Democracy Party flags during a rally to celebrate the spring festival in Istanbul.
Military intelligence ordered major companies to steer clear of two independent newspapers with ad revenue, sources say.
Media, Bangladesh, Politics
Enbridge Energy is eyeing a major pipeline in Minnesota state, but the project faces fierce environmental opposition.
Environment, Oil spill, Energy
Plunder of Somali waters by foreign fishing vessels could mean the return of hijackings, locals warn.
Environment, Somalia, Africa
Once-thriving northeast factories waylaid by '90s economic reforms as millions of former 'employees-for-life' laid off.
Business & Economy, Unemployment, China
We speak to former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, and ask a former KGB general about Russia's air strikes in Syria.
War & Conflict, Middle East, Israel
101 East follows the lives of seven people in Nanjing and asks what they think of the direction their country is taking.
Politics, Asia Pacific, China
In a Delhi slum, puppeteers, musicians, jugglers and acrobats try to unite as they wrangle with an approaching eviction.
Business & Economy, Arts & Culture, Poverty & Development
An investigation into the high rate of child sex abuse in Jamaica and the government's failure to protect its children.
Human Rights, Jamaica, Rape