Bottles of alcohol are gathered to be smashed by Taliban authorities in Kabul in 2001.
July 6, 2013 Trying to keep track of the myriad regulations governing the purchase and consumption of alcohol in Afghanistan and the region beyond could drive a person to drink.
May 19, 2011 In his first major address about the Middle East and U.S. policy toward the Arab world since the rise of the "Arab Spring" movement, the president said America supports the hopes of those demanding change in North Africa and the Middle East.
<iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/136460086/136470367" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
NPR thanks our sponsors
Become an NPR sponsor