I used a Sony SW (and the vehicle fit Codan) in Afghanistan in the '90s and could get world service there. But I have the sneaking suspicion that World Service cut back on their SW transmissions (I may be wrong). Sony used to produce a very handy booklet of SW transmissions around the world - don't know if they still do.
As an aside, the Taliban used to jam the frequencies when the news came on, but only after the headlines had been read out. Duty rumour at the time was that the Iranians were helping them do so.