Watch the show from Wednesday, May 27: Suicide blast in Pakistan, tough talk from North Korea, eating cookies made of mud in Haiti and whale hunters in Peru.
Archive for May 27th, 2009
Government officials in Pakistan say a car bomb that killed more than two dozen people and wounded hundreds in the city of Lahore could be retaliation for the Pakistani military's month-long war on the Taliban. Alex Thier of the United States Institute of Peace discusses the bombing and public opinion about the government offensive.
On Tuesday, Niger's president, Mamadou Tandja, dissolved the country's parliament rather than give up power after his current term expires. But as a Worldfocus contributing blogger writes, Niger's uranium deposits make its political instability cause for concern far beyond the country's borders.
South Korea is prepared to join with the United States and search North Korean ships suspected of carrying weapons of mass destruction. North Korea responded with new threats. Abraham Denmark of the Center for a New American Security discusses how North Korea and South Korea match up militarily.
Worldfocus blogger Peter Eisner writes about the legacy of former British prime minister Tony Blair, and examines how religious beliefs played a role in his decision-making in office -- including the decision to invade Iraq.