Malaysian woman to be caned for drinking beer
A Malaysian woman is due to become the first woman to be caned under the country’s Islamic laws after being caught drinking beer in a hotel.
Kartika Sari Dewi Shukarno’s says she accepts her punishment, but critics say drinking should be viewed as a personal sin, not a state crime.
Al Jazeera’s Harry Fawcett reports.
Two years of violence may have ended in Pakistan’s Swat valley, but it has taken its toll on the people living there.
Following a deal with the local Taliban, the area is adjusting to life according to Sharia law.
Al Jazeera’s Zeina Khodr reports on the fragile peace and why it is not enough to entice back those who fled the fighting.