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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 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
Iraq violence prompts questions about U.S. withdrawal

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Iraq violence prompts questions about U.S. withdrawal

A bombing in the Iraqi town of Bathaa on Wednesday was the latest in a series of attacks in recent weeks -- a wave of violence seen by many as an attempt to destabilize Iraq in advance of a drawback of American troops at the end of this month. John Nagl of the Center for a New American Security discusses the security situation.

Posted: June 10, 2009 15:17   Comments: 0
Tune in: Online radio show on Lebanon’s election

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Tune in: Online radio show on Lebanon’s election

Lebanon will head to the polls on June 7 in an election that could alter the political fabric of the country, with Hezbollah and its allies poised to make significant gains. Worldfocus.org’s weekly radio show explored the issues and implications of Lebanon’s election. Melani Cammett, Ben Gilbert and Ghassan Schbley joined the conversation. Listen now.

Posted: June 2, 2009 18:16   Comments: 3
Rising Sunni-Shiite violence threatens security in Iraq

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Rising Sunni-Shiite violence threatens security in Iraq

Bernard Haykel of Princeton University discusses a bombing in a Shiite neighborhood in Baghdad -- the third straight day of violent attacks in Iraq -- and new fears of violence between Sunnis and Shiites once American troops withdraw.

Posted: April 8, 2009 15:02   Comments: 1
Sunni-Shiite cyber war escalates

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Sunni-Shiite cyber war escalates

Marking the most recent attack in the Sunni-Shiite cyber war, hackers hijack the Internet domain of a pan-Arab TV station, Al Arabiya.

Posted: October 13, 2008 14:38   Comments: 0
Timeline: Power shifts in Iraq over the past five years

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Timeline: Power shifts in Iraq over the past five years

Scott Peterson of The Christian Science Monitor discusses the integration of the Awakening Councils into the Shia-led Iraqi government. Also, a timeline of the major power transfers within Iraq over the last five years.

Posted: October 2, 2008 20:31   Comments: 0

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