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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
Housing developments in Denmark slash energy use

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Housing developments in Denmark slash energy use

Worldfocus' John Larson has been reporting on Denmark's forward-thinking energy policy in the weeks leading up to the Copenhagen summit. Here, he visits a housing development outside of of Copenhagen where residents use astonishingly little energy.

Posted: November 30, 2009 17:24   Comments: 9
Africa remains the final frontier for economic growth

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Africa remains the final frontier for economic growth

Ayo Johnson, a Worldfocus contributing blogger, writes about extraction of natural resources in Africa. The piece, excerpted from his blog, Africa Speak International, argues that Chinese investment in Africa has benefited that continent and speaks to Africa's natural strategic importance.

Posted: November 18, 2009 12:07   Comments: 32
Taxes curb Danish oil use, promote energy independence

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Taxes curb Danish oil use, promote energy independence

Producer John Larson reports from Copenhagen, Denmark, on how changing lifestyles, taxing energy and subsidizing alternative technologies have reduced the country's dependency on oil and created thousands of new jobs.

Posted: November 5, 2009 18:29   Comments: 20
Afghan immigrants find refuge in oil-rich Iran

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Afghan immigrants find refuge in oil-rich Iran

As the world's second largest oil producer, Iran has become a model of stability in the region. It is estimated that approximately 3 million Afghan immigrants in Iran are doing low-skill labor. Richard O'Regan reports from Tehran.

Posted: October 19, 2009 17:27   Comments: 5
Small Qatar both blessed and cursed by oil riches

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Small Qatar both blessed and cursed by oil riches

Qatar, a small country in the Persian Gulf, has an economy based almost entirely on money from oil and gas. But the benefits come with significant drawbacks.

Posted: September 11, 2009 12:00   Comments: 1
Iran won’t benefit much from Venezuelan gasoline

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Iran won’t benefit much from Venezuelan gasoline

Venezuela has agreed to export 20,000 barrels of gasoline per day to Iran. But Hugo Chavez is merely making a small deal with Iran to thumb his nose at the United States, writes Peter Eisner -- an exercise he and Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad practice whenever they can.

Posted: September 9, 2009 11:40   Comments: 3
Venezuela and Iran strengthen political, business ties

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Venezuela and Iran strengthen political, business ties

Professor Fernando Coronil discusses this weekend's protests in Venezuela, Hugo Chavez's suspension of radio stations and the oil export deal that could undermine any new sanctions against Iran.

Posted: September 7, 2009 16:22   Comments: 5
Chavez continues whirlwind ‘tour of tyrannies’

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Chavez continues whirlwind ‘tour of tyrannies’

As Hugo Chavez makes his way from North Africa and the Middle East to Europe, commentators evaluate his relationships with anti-American regimes. Yesterday, Chavez strengthened ties with Iran's Ahmadinejad by signing a new oil deal.

Posted: September 7, 2009 14:29   Comments: 1
Brazil’s nationalistic move to up oil stakes angers critics

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Brazil’s nationalistic move to up oil stakes angers critics

A new law proposed by Brazil's president would give Petrobras, the state-owned oil giant, a minimum 30 percent stake in all future oil projects. Al Jazeera's Gabriel Elizondo reports on the uproar it has caused, with critics arguing for fair distribution of oil profits around the country.

Posted: September 1, 2009 15:14   Comments: 1
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