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Archive for May, 2009

Iran releases imprisoned American journalist

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Iran releases imprisoned American journalist

On Monday, Iran released American journalist Roxana Saberi, who had been sentenced to eight years in prison on charges of spying for the United States. Her release removes an obstacle in President Barack Obama's efforts to open a dialogue with Iran.

Posted: May 11, 2009 10:58   Comments: 1
Full Show: May 8, 2009

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Full Show: May 8, 2009

Watch the show from Friday, May 8: Pakistan and Afghanistan, the pope in the Middle East, secrets for sale, British business expenses and the week in review.

Posted: May 8, 2009 17:15   Comments: 1
Pope voices “respect” for Muslims on Middle East trip

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Pope voices “respect” for Muslims on Middle East trip

Pope Benedict XVI has begun a visit to the Middle East that is being viewed in part as a mission to mend fences with Muslims and Jews after comments that have angered both groups. Nihad Awad of the Council on American-Islamic Relations discusses the importance of the trip.

Posted: May 8, 2009 15:27   Comments: 4
Week in review: Tensions mount in Afghanistan and Pakistan

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Week in review: Tensions mount in Afghanistan and Pakistan

Gideon Rose of Foreign Affairs Magazine and Carol Giacomo of The New York Times editorial board discuss the week’s top stories.

Posted: May 8, 2009 14:36   Comments: 0
H1N1 flu, Russia’s population and diverse DNA

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H1N1 flu, Russia’s population and diverse DNA

H1N1 flu, Russia's population and diverse DNA. Know your news? Take the quiz.

Posted: May 8, 2009 13:20   Comments: 0
Q&A: Ask your questions on urban slums

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Q&A: Ask your questions on urban slums

For the first time in history, more people are living in cities rather than in the country. But urbanization has come with a cost -- there has been an explosion of world slums over the past decade. Worldfocus.org's weekly radio show on Tuesday, May 12 at 6:30 p.m. EDT will explore urban slums. Ask your questions now.

Posted: May 8, 2009 11:45   Comments: 0
Sudan to allow new aid groups into Darfur

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Sudan to allow new aid groups into Darfur

Sudan has agreed to allow aid agencies to return to the violence-ridden Darfur region. However, the 13 aid agencies that were expelled in March will not be allowed back. A Worldfocus contributing blogger describes the predicament of aid groups and criticizes the arrangement.

Posted: May 8, 2009 10:45   Comments: 1
Full Show: May 7, 2009

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Full Show: May 7, 2009

Watch the show from Thursday, May 7: Humanitarian crisis in Pakistan, Russia modernizes its military, the death toll from China's Sichuan earthquake and a look at the world of a geisha.

Posted: May 7, 2009 16:45   Comments: 2
Iraq war holds lessons for Afghanistan and Pakistan

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Iraq war holds lessons for Afghanistan and Pakistan

Richard Haass of the Council on Foreign Relations discusses whether the U.S. will become more involved in Pakistan and compare the strategies and outcomes of the two Iraq wars.

Posted: May 7, 2009 15:59   Comments: 0
U.S., Russia emphasize nuclear arms reduction in meeting

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U.S., Russia emphasize nuclear arms reduction in meeting

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met in Washington on Thursday with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, both emphasizing the importance of reducing nuclear arsenals. Daryl Kimball of the Arms Control Association discusses the progression of arms talks.

Posted: May 7, 2009 14:58   Comments: 1

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