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Archive for June, 2009

Iraq violence spikes ahead of scheduled U.S. pullout

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Iraq violence spikes ahead of scheduled U.S. pullout

In recent days, a series of deadly bombings has killed almost 200 people in Iraq. Michael Wahid Hanna of the Century Foundation discusses whether Iraqi security forces are ready to take control and what role U.S. forces will continue to play in Iraq after the scheduled pullout from cities.

Posted: June 25, 2009 15:00   Comments: 1
Haitians in Dominican Republic face racism, discrimination

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Haitians in Dominican Republic face racism, discrimination

Up to one million people of Haitian origin currently live in the Dominican Republic, and many are subjected to discrimination and violence, with their Dominican-born children denied citizenship. A Worldfocus contributing blogger describes the escalating human rights concerns.

Posted: June 25, 2009 13:12   Comments: 31
Ahmadinejad criticizes Obama as opposition vows to fight on

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Ahmadinejad criticizes Obama as opposition vows to fight on

Opposition candidate Mir-Hossein Mousavi continues to criticize Iran's leadership and on Thursday vowed to pursue his challenge to the election. The declared winner, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, spoke out as well, aiming his criticism at the United States. Arang Keshavarzian of New York University discusses what form protests may take in coming days.

Posted: June 25, 2009 13:07   Comments: 0
Full Show: June 24, 2009

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Full Show: June 24, 2009

Watch the show from Wednesday, June 24: Violence in the streets of Iran, the aftermath of an air strike in Afghanistan, an arrest in China and Vietnam's view of America.

Posted: June 24, 2009 17:26   Comments: 1
In Afghanistan’s small towns, Canada rebuilds

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In Afghanistan’s small towns, Canada rebuilds

Anup Kaphle is embedded in Afghanistan and describes how Canadian forces are helping with local reconstruction efforts in the country's small towns.

Posted: June 24, 2009 16:15   Comments: 0
U.S., others wrangle with response to growing Iran violence

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U.S., others wrangle with response to growing Iran violence

On Wednesday, it was another day of violence in Iran as demonstrators defied a government ban and gathered outside Iran's parliament building. Afshin Molavi of the New America Foundation discusses what role the U.S. and other countries can play in ending Iran's conflict.

Posted: June 24, 2009 14:49   Comments: 5
Al-Qaeda fleeing Pakistan for Somalia, Yemen

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Al-Qaeda fleeing Pakistan for Somalia, Yemen

In a sign that efforts to root out militants in Afghanistan and Pakistan may be making headway, American officials say members of al-Qaeda are beginning to flee the region, heading for places like Somalia and Yemen. David Sanger of the New York Times discusses how these al-Qaeda members might be caught.

Posted: June 24, 2009 14:27   Comments: 3
Sino-Indian border dispute bogs down Asian economies

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Sino-Indian border dispute bogs down Asian economies

China and India have often been portrayed as the major drivers of the future, based on their economic clout. But quite apart from grand economic plans and new global alignments, a different reality is taking shape in both countries. Worldfocus contributor Luv Puri writes about border disputes that are renewing fears of a Sino-Indian confrontation.

Posted: June 24, 2009 13:59   Comments: 13
Pakistanis run into roadblocks in attempts to get visas

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Pakistanis run into roadblocks in attempts to get visas

Every year, about 10,000 Pakistanis are granted student visas to Britain, while up to 20 times as many are rejected. Worldfocus contributing blogger Faisal Kapadia describes the difficulties faced by Pakistani students and travelers hoping to qualify for visas.

Posted: June 24, 2009 10:02   Comments: 0
Tune in: Online radio show on statelessness

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Tune in: Online radio show on statelessness

Across the globe, between 12 and 15 million people live in various stages of statelessness, which means they lack citizenship in any country. Worldfocus.org's weekly radio show explored the common themes that surface among stateless people -- economic discrimination, social exclusion, identity and the feeling of invisibility. Bill Berkeley and Dawn Calabia joined the conversation. Listen now.

Posted: June 23, 2009 18:19   Comments: 3

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