Produced by Claire Bigg
June 19, 2014
Pakistani Singer Joins Growing List Of Slain Female Artists
A popular female singer has been shot dead in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar. The killing is the latest in a string of attacks against female artists in the conservative province of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, where the performing arts are widely considered to be un-Islamic.
February 15, 2014
Soviet-Era Journalist, Face Of Afghan War, Looks Back On Pullout
A quarter of a century ago, on February 15, 1989, the last Soviet troops left Afghanistan following a devastating nine-year war. Soviet-era journalist Mikhail Leshchinsky, whose reports on the war played a key role in preparing public opinion for the pullout, recalls the historical day.