Castro's dream for Cuba's artists
Ancient Peruvian technology to fix a water crisis
Being better off in the impoverished country means more deadly attacks by attention-seeking Taliban.
25 Dec 2014 08:58 GMT | US & Canada, Afghanistan, United States
Simin Behbahani, whose poetry was quoted by Barack Obama, has died aged 87. But her work lives on.
25 Oct 2014 15:32 GMT | Middle East
A year after Iran's president first introduced himself to the world, his UN speech this time had greater urgency.
19 Oct 2014 14:44 GMT | Middle East
Borders between Syria and Iraq are already falling and ISIL is establishing its new 'state' on Iran's doorstep.
Soraya Lennie | 27 Jun 2014 13:53 GMT | Politics, Middle East, Iran, Iraq, Syria
Meet Ebrahim Asgharzadeh, a key player in the US hostage crisis which shook international relations for decades.
Soraya Lennie | 11 Feb 2014 06:19 GMT | Politics, US & Canada, Latin America, Algeria, Cuba
The storming of the US embassy was a major event that followed Iran's Islamic revolution.
Soraya Lennie | 09 Feb 2014 11:46 GMT
Tehranis express hope the agreement's implementation Monday will ease their economic hardships.
Soraya Lennie | 20 Jan 2014 20:06 GMT | Politics, US & Canada, China, France, Germany
A deal with the West on nuclear enrichment has given hope to many Iranians struggling under sanctions.
Soraya Lennie | 27 Dec 2013 10:43 GMT
Thirty-four years after siege of US embassy in Tehran, there is still seething anger towards the United States.
Soraya Lennie | 23 Nov 2013 08:16 GMT | Middle East
A different foreign policy approach will be a welcome relief to many Iranians, tired of being an international pariah.
Soraya Lennie | 15 Oct 2013 08:49 GMT | Asia
Iran likely to move away from President Rouhani's moderate tone if US intervenes militarily in Syria.
Soraya Lennie | 11 Sep 2013 11:33 GMT | Middle East
People & Power investigates how a match-fixer and his syndicate corrupted global football.
Sport, Football, Corruption
How Japan is using high tech factories to grow vegetables indoors.
Environment, Science & Technology, Food
A look at the country's changing media landscape and what it means for journalism in Cuba.
Media, Cuba, Fidel Castro
Can Kazakhstan become a world power and tourism hotspot despite its poor human rights record and steep prices?
Human Rights, Kazakhstan, Asia