A story from Trans-Dniester, and a visit to the famous independent bookshop City Lights
BBC World Service
From Afghanistan to Kazakhstan, we hear the latest stories and insights from the 'stans'
Returning to post-bailout Cyprus and a temporary escape from Damascus
Business in Afghanistan and Goa’s trashmobs – dispatches from BBC correspondents
A job offer from the President of Crimea; Ukrainian independence, in 1991 and today.
On the barricades of San Cristobal; changing face of Bedouin life
El Salvador's lone forensic scientist and Tunisia's creative explosion
Thoughts from around the world on what people want and whether it really makes them happy
The National Front move into the mainstream; playing rugby in Sri Lanka
Does Singapore have a 'compassion deficit'? End of the road for Melbourne's laneways?
Mindgames at an Israeli airport; biting off more than can be chewed in Philadelphia
Three years on from the start of the Syrian conflict; Egypt's struggling tourist sector
Hope for victims of FGM in Burkina Faso; legal prostitution in Germany.
The roots and the scars of violence in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, Egypt, Niger and Somalia
Rising tensions in Crimea; reconfiguring the South Korean economy
St Helena's prestigious tortoise; trying a codpiece on for size in Florence
Rising sectarian tension in Iraq; what can history teach us about invading Afghanistan?
Journalists on trial in Cairo; the war graves shedding light on today's Middle East
The inspirational Kabul headmaster won't back down; could Aboriginal methods fight fires?
Stories of the people making their mark on the world around them
Baldy, One Leg or Big Bottom, what Somali nickname would you choose?
Horse-drawn buggies in Amish country and an epic train journey from Volgograd to Ashgabat
Protest, power and populism on the streets of Cairo and Caracas
A migrant, Beirut video shop owner and a London pub landlady are proud of their business
Catalan opinions on independence; a visit to a Somali psychiatric hospital
Stories of domestic dramas and the stuff of everyday life from around the world