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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
A mistreated dog gets a new home in Amman

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A mistreated dog gets a new home in Amman

Worldfocus special correspondent Kristen Gillespie writes about a furry friend that she acquired while doing a Signature video on puppy mills in Amman, Jordan. Her dog "Faith" got her name shortly after her rescue from a notorious puppy mill in rural north Jordan.

Posted: March 9, 2010 17:45   Comments: 9
The view from Jordan on C.I.A. deaths in Afghanistan

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The view from Jordan on C.I.A. deaths in Afghanistan

Jordanian blogger Naseem Tarawnah writes about the suicide bombing that killed seven C.I.A. members in Afghanistan this week and its impact on Jordanians. He argues that the Jordanian government will find it difficult to contain the damage from the connection to the C.I.A.

Posted: January 6, 2010 11:31   Comments: 2
Top 15 Worldfocus Signature Stories of 2009

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Top 15 Worldfocus Signature Stories of 2009

Our signature stories delve into issues around the world -- from the long-term effects of Agent Orange in Vietnam and escalating gang violence in Mexico to discrimination against whites in South Africa and Afghan immigrants in Iran. See our best Signature videos of the year.

Posted: December 24, 2009 16:21   Comments: 3
Swine flu fears impact hookah smokers in Jordan

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Swine flu fears impact hookah smokers in Jordan

When it comes to smoking, the hookah -- or water pipe -- is a common sight throughout most of the Arab world. The pipes are often shared by many smokers, but health officials in Jordan, worried about the spread of swine flu, are now offering smokers what they say is a healthier choice.

Posted: August 18, 2009 09:14   Comments: 1
Israel eases checkpoints and opens major bridge

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Israel eases checkpoints and opens major bridge

With discussion underway on how to revive the peace process, Israel has started to make movement easier in the West Bank by opening or easing checkpoints and roadblocks.

Posted: July 13, 2009 09:14   Comments: 8
Pope voices “respect” for Muslims on Middle East trip

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Pope voices “respect” for Muslims on Middle East trip

Pope Benedict XVI has begun a visit to the Middle East that is being viewed in part as a mission to mend fences with Muslims and Jews after comments that have angered both groups. Nihad Awad of the Council on American-Islamic Relations discusses the importance of the trip.

Posted: May 8, 2009 15:27   Comments: 4
WHO raises pandemic alert level over swine flu outbreak

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WHO raises pandemic alert level over swine flu outbreak

In response to the spread of swine flu, the World Health Organization raised its pandemic alert from phase four to phase five -- one step short of a full-scale pandemic. Laurie Garrett of the Council on Foreign Relations discusses the origins of the swine flu and how governments have responded.

Posted: April 29, 2009 15:55   Comments: 0
Jobs change lives and responsibilities in Jordan

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Jobs change lives and responsibilities in Jordan

Raeda al Nanaa joins other Jordanian women who are entering the workforce and supporting their families.

Posted: January 23, 2009 09:40   Comments: 0
Oprah brings taboo topics to Middle East

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Oprah brings taboo topics to Middle East

The Middle East's MBC-4 began airing "The Oprah Winfrey Show" more than four years ago, and the program now reaches about 6 million viewers in the Arab world each day.

Posted: January 22, 2009 14:42   Comments: 7
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