How women are changing champagne

Warren Fyfe

Image copyright Jacquart One of the most famous brands of champagne bears a woman’s names, but for many years women played little role in the industry. Now that is changing. Juliet Rix met some of the new wave of female tastemakers. I am sitting in a contemporary stripped-wood conservatory looking out at a much more [...]

Egypt women: Where tampons may cause a security alert

Warren Fyfe

Image copyright Getty Images A woman travelling through Cairo airport may find her sanitary products confuse and alarm security staff, writes the BBC’s Claire Read. Cairo airport’s security screening starts at the door to the terminal buildings. Only passengers are allowed in. Even before check-in, they have to put their belongings through the large scanners, [...]

Uncovering a story of ill-fated romance and tragic death

Warren Fyfe

Image copyright Nancy Hennigar Reisig Image caption The cemetery in 2007 Not so long ago, the Jews of Baghdad were one of the great trading communities in Asia. In the southern Indian port city of Chennai – Madras, as it once was – Andrew Whitehead came across a last remnant of the Jewish presence there, [...]