Travel competition winner Jane Labous meets the people of Mali who make a living from mud.
John Tusa chronicles the making of modern Iran.
The oil crisis of the 1950s led to the overthrow of a democratically elected government.
The fall of the Shah led to the creation of the world's first Islamic republic.
BBC World Affairs Editor John Simpson reflects on recent events in Iran.
What power does Iran's Revolutionary Guard wield and what will they do now?
Kamin Mohammadi says life under an authoritarian regime is lived more creatively.
The notoriety of Kuwait, Riyadh and Baghdad due to the Gulf War and beyond.
John Simpson reports from Afghanistan and asks how things have gone wrong.
Could a hot war with Iran be about to start? Analysis probes the West's options.