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South Yemenis clamor for secession from Yemen

Mohammad Al-Kassim

South Yemenis clamor for secession from Yemen

Worldfocus producer Mohammad Al-Kassim writes about the separatist movement in Southern Yemen - an under-reported story that could have major implications for the United States.

Posted: October 16, 2009 13:40   Comments: 3
Prosecuting the Gaza War criminals on both sides

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Prosecuting the Gaza War criminals on both sides

Almost one year after the devastating war between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip, the Security Council could soon use the U.N. Human Rights Council-endorsed Goldstone Commission Report to pursue legal action against alleged war criminals on both sides. Do you think Israel and/or the Palestinians should face prosecution for their actions in the Gaza War?

Posted: October 16, 2009 11:31   Comments: 157
Mapping out refugees and asylum seekers worldwide

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Mapping out refugees and asylum seekers worldwide

Tonight's show focuses on the plight of refugees, Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and asylum seekers - a total of over 40 million people globally. We look in depth at these three groups and their geography.

Posted: October 14, 2009 15:26   Comments: 3
A final verdict on the decision to invade Iraq

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A final verdict on the decision to invade Iraq

The Iraqi human rights ministry reported that 85,000 Iraqis died from murder, bombs, and fighting from 2004 through 2008. Given those Iraqi deaths and the death of 4,350 American troops - but also the ousting of Saddam Hussein - did former President Bush make the right decision by going to war in Iraq?

Posted: October 14, 2009 13:18   Comments: 80
Week in review: Afghanistan, Pakistan and Obama’s Nobel

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Week in review: Afghanistan, Pakistan and Obama’s Nobel

Garrick Utley of the State University of New York and Chrystia Freeland of Britain's Financial Times discuss the week's top stories: The impact of U.S. President Barack Obama winning the Nobel Peace Prize, and his biggest foreign policy challenge -- Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Posted: October 9, 2009 13:13   Comments: 1
Iranian scientist still missing after June pilgrimage

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Iranian scientist still missing after June pilgrimage

An Iranian scientist remains missing after a pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia in June. Many in Iran assume that Amiri defected, but the U.S. denies any involvement. Nazanine Moshiri of Al Jazeera English reports from Tehran.

Posted: October 9, 2009 11:15   Comments: 1
A view from the East: Soccer in Egypt

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A view from the East: Soccer in Egypt

Mohammad Al-Kassim, a producer at Worldfocus, blogs here about soccer's popularity around the world -- exemplified by a piece from the Al Arabiya news channel. Translated from the Arabic, it tells the story of a young Egyptian couple who found an unusual way to balance their passion for soccer with their wedding day.

Posted: October 8, 2009 16:13   Comments: 2
How You See It: Egyptian campus bans niqab

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How You See It: Egyptian campus bans niqab

A controversy has erupted in Egypt over a government ban on wearing the niqab on college campuses. At the University of Cairo, security officials refused to allow women with full face veils to enter certain buildings. Jamal El-Shayyal of Al Jazeera English reports from Cairo.

Posted: October 8, 2009 12:58   Comments: 59
Massive bombing targets Indian embassy in Afghanistan

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Massive bombing targets Indian embassy in Afghanistan

The complexities of the war in Afghanistan were driven home once more on Thursday by a suicide car bombing that left 17 people dead and many injured in Kabul. Daniel Markey of the Council on Foreign Relations discusses Afghanistan's importance to India and the implications of the bombing.

Posted: October 8, 2009 12:35   Comments: 1
A view from the East

Mohammad Al-Kassim (blog)

A view from the East

Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah is on a two-day visit to Syria, his first since ascending to the throne in 2005, in a further sign of warming ties between the two Arab states.

Posted: October 7, 2009 15:07   Comments: 1
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