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Mongolia faces climate-driven humanitarian crisis

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Mongolia faces climate-driven humanitarian crisis

In one of the most sparsely populated regions of the world, the hardy inhabitants are fighting for survival. Mongolia's three million people and forty million animals are now being tested by a brutal winter that followed a drought last summer. Tony Birtley of Al Jazeera English reports how grazing is under threat, and read what sources from Mongolia are saying.

Posted: March 15, 2010 12:49   Comments: 6
Worldfocus Radio: Demographics of the Arab World

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Worldfocus Radio: Demographics of the Arab World

The Arab world has over 350 million people and stretches from the Atlantic Ocean to the Persian Gulf. Most of its countries also share a set of demographic issues, including a youth population explosion and gender inequality. Martin Savidge hosts Magda Abu-Fadil and Bernard Haykel to discuss Arab demography.

Posted: March 11, 2010 15:45   Comments: 3
Skater takes heat for not thanking China first

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Skater takes heat for not thanking China first

Worldfocus contributing blogger Hsin-Yin Lee writes about the controversy surrounding Chinese speed skater Zhou Yang, who won a gold medal in Vancouver. She argues that China's national program for training athletes is ripe for change.

Posted: March 11, 2010 14:53   Comments: 5
Jordanian advocate fights against puppy mills

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Jordanian advocate fights against puppy mills

In a Worldfocus signature story, we turn to the issue of animal rights. While such protections are well-established in the U.S., in many parts of the world, they are all but nonexistent. Special correspondent Kristen Gillespie looks at an unusual effort in Jordan, where an unlikely champion of animal rights is trying to end widespread abuse and help her canine friends.

Posted: March 9, 2010 18:00   Comments: 18
Women in Iraq make unprecedented gains at the polls

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Women in Iraq make unprecedented gains at the polls

According to Iraq's 2005 constitution, women are granted a quarter of the seats in the nation's 325-member parliament. Iraq remains a male-dominated society, but women have made significant progress in the post-conflict society. The parliamentary elections were held the day before International Women's Day. Read what politicians are saying about gender.

Posted: March 8, 2010 16:04   Comments: 3
People around the world honor International Women’s Day

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People around the world honor International Women’s Day

Today is International Women's Day, an event that has been celebrated around the world for almost a century. For more on gender issues, Daljit Dhaliwal interviews Anne Marie Goetz of the U.N. Development Fund for Women. And Jason Overdorf reports for our partner GlobalPost on how class differences influence attitudes about gender in Delhi.

Posted: March 8, 2010 16:01   Comments: 2
Week in Review: Iraq prepares for Sunday’s elections

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Week in Review: Iraq prepares for Sunday’s elections

Worldfocus looks at this Sunday's Iraqi parliamentary elections, which could exacerbate sectarian divisions. We also examine what has changed in the seven years since the Iraq invasion. Daljit Dhaliwal interviews Gideon Rose, managing editor of Foreign Affairs, and Rashid Khalidi, Edward Said Professor of Modern Arab Studies at Columbia University.

Posted: March 5, 2010 17:48   Comments: 15
Iraqi election campaign heats up ahead of landmark vote

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Iraqi election campaign heats up ahead of landmark vote

Worldfocus producer Mohammad Al-Kassim translates an Al Arabiya report on Iraq's upcoming parliamentary elections. Women are now adorning campaign posters, and young people are weighing in on the process. Also, watch a montage of Iraqi election ads compiled by Al Jazeera English.

Posted: March 5, 2010 17:48   Comments: 0
Egyptian ads use sex to discourage cigarette smoking

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Egyptian ads use sex to discourage cigarette smoking

Worldfocus partner GlobalPost brings us a revealing story from Egypt that shows a variation on the pillar of Western-style marketing -- sex sells. But, as John Jensen reports, sex is being used to promote better health, and in the process, these advertisements are also breaking some taboos.

Posted: March 5, 2010 17:20   Comments: 6
Turkey outraged by House resolution on Armenian ‘genocide’

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Turkey outraged by House resolution on Armenian ‘genocide’

By a margin of one vote, the House Foreign Affairs Committee passed a non-binding resolution calling the World War I-era killing of an estimated 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman Turks a "genocide." The fallout continues between the U.S. and Turkey, one of America's key allies. Daljit Dhaliwal interviews Bulent Aliriza, and Tarek Bazley reports for Al Jazeera English.

Posted: March 5, 2010 17:08   Comments: 42
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