It was pretty sobering to hear a group of Saudi women I met recently tell me they feel they have the least freedom or rights of any women in the world.They have no right to vote in the rare, countrywide elections Saudi officials hold or to drive on the kingdom's roads.
For much of Moammar Gadhafi's 42-year dictatorship, Libya has largely been terra incognita. Few Western tourists traveled around the country. And now, amid the ongoing conflict between Gadhafi's forces and rebels, there are almost none.
While waiting at the Tunisian/Libyan border with my colleague Lourdes Garcia-Navarro and about 12 other Western journalists headed to Tripoli, one reporter from the Ukranian television channel TVI turned to me and said: "For all the mistakes you've made in life, this is your punishment."
The uprising in Libya has become something very different than what took place in neighboring Egypt and Tunisia. Moammar Gadhafi's regime is using all its weapons — guns, tanks and propaganda — so far preventing a nationwide movement for change.
In Japan's Fukushima prefecture, home to the quake-damaged nuclear plant that has been leaking radioactive materials, some 10,000 people have been checked for exposure to radiation.I was concerned about my own safety reporting in the area, so I visit the Jusendo Clinic in Koriyama City. Dr.
NPR correspondent Lourdes Garcia-Navarro recently left Libya after reporting on the revolt against leader Moammar Gadhafi. We arrived in eastern Libya, scant days after the uprising began last month, to a triumphant welcome.