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Palestinian elections and a powerful Mexican drug lord

Daily News Brief

Palestinian elections and a powerful Mexican drug lord

In today's daily news brief, the Palestinian elections may be postponed; Maoist rebels take to the streets in Nepal, and a Mexican drug lord makes the Forbes list of the world's most powerful people.

Posted: November 12, 2009 11:29   Comments: 3
Fighting fire with fire in America’s Afghan quagmire

How You See It

Fighting fire with fire in America’s Afghan quagmire

As President Obama considers his options in Afghanistan, a voice of dissent has emerged, challenging the American commander in Afghanistan's call for another 40,000 troops. The U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan says that no more than 15,000 more forces should be committed. Should the United States commit any more troops to the war in Afghanistan?

Posted: November 12, 2009 11:15   Comments: 53
U.S. plan would halt ‘inside job’ to divert Pakistani warheads

Interview

U.S. plan would halt ‘inside job’ to divert Pakistani warheads

Pakistan has 80-100 nuclear warheads, making it the world's 6th or 7th leading nuclear power. In this week's New Yorker, Seymour Hersh writes about a secret plan by the Obama administration to use American troops to protect Pakistan's nuclear assets. Daljit Dhaliwal talks to Hersh about why the Taliban overrunning Islamabad is not the greatest concern.

Posted: November 10, 2009 15:33   Comments: 1
Today: Korean clash, Saudi strikes and endangered koalas

Daily News Brief

Today: Korean clash, Saudi strikes and endangered koalas

Stories brought to you from the Worldfocus newsroom. Today: continuing clashes on the Saudi-Yemen border; an environmental group says the Australian koala population is dropping precipitously; and Japan increases humanitarian aid to Afghanistan.

Posted: November 10, 2009 11:53   Comments: 0
Today: Salvador mudslides, the Berlin Wall and eco-buses

Daily News Brief

Today: Salvador mudslides, the Berlin Wall and eco-buses

Top stories from around the world as compiled by the Worldfocus newsroom. Today: Chinese and Korean reactions to the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall; deadly mudslides in El Salvador; and Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir stays home.

Posted: November 9, 2009 10:39   Comments: 0
Worldfocus Extended Coverage Pages

Extended Coverage

Worldfocus Extended Coverage Pages

Worldfocus.org builds out extended coverage pages to focus on key international countries and themes: Voices of Iran; Stateless to Statehood; Politics and Pop Culture; Behind the Korean; Crisis in Congo, and more.

Posted: November 6, 2009 18:22   Comments: 0
Looking at the British side of the war in Afghanistan

Interview

Looking at the British side of the war in Afghanistan

This week, a Taliban sympathizer gunned down five British troops in Afghanistan. Daljit Dhaliwal speaks with Gideon Lichfield, deputy editor of The Economist online in New York, about British public sentiment and the reaction of Prime Minister Gordon Brown.

Posted: November 5, 2009 17:29   Comments: 10
A Marine’s thoughts on the open debate over Afghanistan

Perspectives

A Marine’s thoughts on the open debate over Afghanistan

A U.S. Marine who is an embedded trainer with the Afghan National Army blogs about the impact from his perspective of the prolonged debate over the future military strategy in the region.

Posted: November 5, 2009 12:42   Comments: 4
Daily life goes on in war-torn Pakistan

Interview

Daily life goes on in war-torn Pakistan

The Pakistani military has been aggressively going after militant groups -- after seemingly incessant terrorist attacks in many parts of the country. But we don't hear much about the toll on average Pakistanis and how they cope with the menace of militant attacks. Daljit Dhaliwal talks about everyday life in Lahore with Saeed Shafqat.

Posted: November 5, 2009 12:38   Comments: 1
Today: Israel, flu and bootcamp for Web addicts

Daily News Brief

Today: Israel, flu and bootcamp for Web addicts

Read top stories from around the world as compiled by the Worldfocus newsroom. Today: Saudi Arabia conducts airstrikes against rebels in Yemen; Israel releases an intercepted ship but keeps its weapons; and China bans corporal punishment for Internet addicts.

Posted: November 5, 2009 09:52   Comments: 5
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