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All Posts Tagged With: "Saudi Arabia"

Talk about war ripples through the Middle East

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Talk about war ripples through the Middle East

Talk of war is widespread in the Middle Eastern press recently, with many speculating about a possible outbreak of hostilities not only between Israel and Hamas, but Israel and Syria, or Iran and a host of adversaries. Worldfocus producer Mohammad Al-Kassim offers a roundup from around the region.

Posted: February 2, 2010 17:05   Comments: 12
Yemen’s UN ambassador calls al-Qaeda a ‘pestilence’

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Yemen’s UN ambassador calls al-Qaeda a ‘pestilence’

Worldfocus producer Mohammad al-Kassim interviews Abdullah Alsaidi, Yemen’s Ambassador to the U.N. They discuss Yemen's battle against al-Qaeda in light of its own internal difficulties, as well as the failed Christmas day bomb attempt by a Nigerian man who had lived in Yemen.

Posted: January 20, 2010 16:31   Comments: 3
Yemen enters media spotlight after terror links exposed

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Yemen enters media spotlight after terror links exposed

It was Yemen where Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab was allegedly trained by al-Qaeda. Worldfocus producer Mohammad al-Kassim writes how Yemen offers al-Qaeda the perfect environment to reorganize and reinvent itself, and that’s precisely why the world’s focus is now shifting to the Arabian Peninsula nation. It’s not news that Yemen has been a terrorist safe haven.

Posted: January 6, 2010 15:39   Comments: 2
U.S. government implements tougher airport security rules

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U.S. government implements tougher airport security rules

Following a failed attempt by Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab to blow up a flight into Detroit on Christmas morning, the Transportation Security Administration imposed tougher screening rules for passengers originating in 14 mostly Muslim nations. See more about the countries selected.

Posted: January 6, 2010 14:46   Comments: 3
Saudi Arabia and Iran fighting proxy war in northern Yemen

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Saudi Arabia and Iran fighting proxy war in northern Yemen

Worldfocus contributing blogger Dwight Bashir writes about recent skirmishes between Saudi Arabia and Houthi rebels in northern Yemen. Iran and Saudi Arabia, have each spent billions of dollars exporting competing religio-political ideologies in the region.

Posted: November 18, 2009 17:08   Comments: 10
Today: Korean clash, Saudi strikes and endangered koalas

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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
Saudi Arabia rehabilitating Al-Qaeda suspects

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Saudi Arabia rehabilitating Al-Qaeda suspects

In recent years, the Saudi government has been battling homegrown terror suspects and even has a program to rehabilitate al-Qaeda militants. Daljit Dhaliwal talks to historian Robert Lacey about the latest developments in Saudi Arabia.

Posted: October 20, 2009 11:23   Comments: 11
Iranian scientist still missing after June pilgrimage

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Iranian scientist still missing after June pilgrimage

An Iranian scientist remains missing after a pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia in June. Many in Iran assume that Amiri defected, but the U.S. denies any involvement. Nazanine Moshiri of Al Jazeera English reports from Tehran.

Posted: October 9, 2009 11:15   Comments: 1
A view from the East

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A view from the East

Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah is on a two-day visit to Syria, his first since ascending to the throne in 2005, in a further sign of warming ties between the two Arab states.

Posted: October 7, 2009 15:07   Comments: 1
Reading the Middle Eastern press on Iran’s nuclear plant

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Reading the Middle Eastern press on Iran’s nuclear plant

Worldfocus producer Mohammad Al-Kassim blogs about how Middle Eastern news media outlets covered the news that Iran is building a second nuclear site.

Posted: September 25, 2009 15:10   Comments: 1
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