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Mysterious Dubai murder leaves questions unanswered

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Mysterious Dubai murder leaves questions unanswered

A story of murder and intrigue is dominating the news in Israel and beyond. News commentators, law enforcement officials and political leaders are scrambling to piece together evidence leading to identification of the perpetrators. Read what bloggers are speculating, and watch a Gulf News compilation of CCTV footage showing the hit squad's movements.

Posted: February 17, 2010 13:40   Comments: 11
Mossad blamed for killing Hamas military leader in Dubai

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Mossad blamed for killing Hamas military leader in Dubai

Last month, a Hamas military leader was assassinated in a Dubai hotel. Dubai police claim that at least 11 suspects were involved in killing Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, many of whom allegedly used identities stolen from dual U.K.-Israeli citizens. Israel's Mossad is suspected of being behind the crime. Jacky Rowland of Al Jazeera English has more from Israel.

Posted: February 17, 2010 10:57   Comments: 80
Drone war forces resurgent al-Qaeda to rely on franchises

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Drone war forces resurgent al-Qaeda to rely on franchises

The drone war in northwest Pakistan has brought attention to the attenuated al-Qaeda core that moved from Afghanistan in late 2001. But two events in December -- a failed Christmas Day bombing and an attack on CIA operatives in Afghanistan -- have led analysts to re-assess al-Qaeda's perceived decline. Worldfocus takes a look at the organization's evolution.

Posted: February 16, 2010 13:04   Comments: 5
Week in Review: Debt crisis in Greece and Iran’s nukes

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Week in Review: Debt crisis in Greece and Iran’s nukes

In this week's roundtable discussion, we focus on Europe's economic challenges, including the debt crisis in Greece that has many Europeans worried about their common currency. We also focus on Iran and what the regime is trying to achieve by moving to a higher level of uranium enrichment. Carla Robbins and Garrick Utley join Daljit Dhaliwal.

Posted: February 12, 2010 16:57   Comments: 12
Drones continue to eliminate major foes in NW Pakistan

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Drones continue to eliminate major foes in NW Pakistan

This week, Pakistani Taliban finally confirmed what the Pakistani army had claimed many days ago -- that Hakimullah Mehsud was killed last month by U.S. drones. While there are conflicting reports about which strike dealt Mehsud the mortal blow, the Pakistani Taliban are leaderless for the second time in six months. Read how commentators are assessing the drone war.

Posted: February 12, 2010 13:40   Comments: 4
Israeli ice hockey gains traction in Mediterranean nation

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Israeli ice hockey gains traction in Mediterranean nation

Unlike some Olympic powerhouses, Israel has just three athletes competing in the winter games, including an ice-dancing brother-sister team and a skier. But that could change in the coming years if growing interest in one Olympic sport turns more competitive. Arieh O'Sullivan of The Media Line caught up with an enthusiastic squad of Israeli athletes who love to play ice hockey.

Posted: February 12, 2010 13:14   Comments: 5
Massive Tehran rallies commemorate Islamic Revolution

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Massive Tehran rallies commemorate Islamic Revolution

As Iran battles dissent at home and abroad, hundreds of thousands of people showed their support for the government today. Iranians took to the streets of Tehran to mark the 31st anniversary of the revolution that created the Islamic republic. Geneive Abdo joins Daljit Dhaliwal for more on today's events and Iran's continuing defiance on the nuclear issue.

Posted: February 11, 2010 17:05   Comments: 14
Iraqi refugee family struggles to earn livelihood in Syria

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Iraqi refugee family struggles to earn livelihood in Syria

More than 4 million Iraqis have fled their homes since 2003. An estimated 1.2 million have taken refuge in Syria. Multimedia journalist Charity Tooze reports on a family of Iraqi refugees struggling to survive in Syria, where they have no legal right to work.

Posted: February 11, 2010 14:18   Comments: 9
Iranians arrested in advance of Revolution’s anniversary

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Iranians arrested in advance of Revolution’s anniversary

Today's New York Times reports that the Iranian government has engaged in "an epidemic" of arrests in advance of the 31st anniversary of the Iranian Revolution tomorrow. The crackdown is designed to head off opposition street protests. For more on the situation inside Iran, Daljit Dhaliwal interviews Ervand Abrahamian.

Posted: February 10, 2010 17:05   Comments: 3
Worldfocus Radio: Iraqi Refugee Crisis

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Worldfocus Radio: Iraqi Refugee Crisis

Almost 7 years after the start of the U.S.-led war in Iraq, the international community still struggles to help the 2 million refugees and almost 3 million internally displaced persons who have not been able to return home. Martin Savidge hosts Aidan Goldsmith and Sawsan Al-Sayyab of the International Rescue Committee.

Posted: February 10, 2010 14:10   Comments: 1
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