A small island archipelago in the South Atlantic recently made it back into the headlines. Known as the Falkland Islands and in Spanish as Las Malvinas, we look at why this little-known place brought two nations to war in 1982 -- a conflict that threatens to reignite. Martin Savidge hosts Juanita Brock of the Falkland Islands News Network and Professor Maria Victoria Murillo.
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The Royal Bank of Scotland has become the leading symbol of the U.K.'s banking crisis. RBS announced more big losses this week yet still found room to award its employees almost $2.5 billion in bonuses. That has sparked a good deal of outrage. The bank's rationale for the bonuses is similar to what many U.S. banks have said to justify big payouts.
The attempted Christmas day bombing -- and a recent message purportedly from Osama bin Laden -- have focused new attention on al-Qaeda. A report from a former senior C.I.A. official warns that al-Qaeda is being patient but has not abandoned its mission. Daljit Dhaliwal interviews Rolf Mowatt-Larssen, and Al Jazeera English's Nadim Baba reports from London.
An Anglican parish priest in northern England, Rev. Tim Jones, has caused quite a stir. Jones suggested in a sermon on Sunday that it is permissible for people facing tough times to shoplift from large national stores. Do you agree with Revered Tim Jones' comments about shoplifting in desperate situations?
In light of the highly-publicized murder of a pregnant Egyptian woman in Germany, Daljit Dhaliwal discusses Muslim immigration in France, Germany and the United Kingdom with Delancey Gustin of the German Marshall Fund in the United States.
Many Bidoon people in Kuwait and other Gulf states do not have citizenship in any country. Ashraf talks to Worldfocus about the Kuwaiti government's rejection of his nationality and his quest for asylum in the U.K.
Geoff Porter, the head of Middle Eastern and African affairs for the Eurasia Group, examines the extent to which the business relationship between the U.K. and Libya influenced the decision to release the Lockerbie bomber.
Despite its official peace agreements, Northern Ireland remains a largely divided land, with Catholics and Protestants still living apart. Yet there are attempts to bring the people of Northern Ireland together, including an innovative program to integrate schools.
Eleven years ago, a peace agreement in Northern Ireland ended decades of sectarian violence between Catholics and Protestants. Despite that agreement, there are still many open wounds from the conflict -- justice still not served for thousands of families whose loved ones were murdered or vanished.
Niall O'Dowd of the Irish America magazine discusses a Real IRA attack on a British base in Ulster on Saturday, the first killings of British security forces in Northern Ireland in a dozen years. The violence threatened the province’s fragile coalition government of Protestants and Catholics.