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Archive for June, 2009

Iranian police use gunfire, tear gas to break up protests

Slideshow/Blogwatch

Iranian police use gunfire, tear gas to break up protests

Riot police in Tehran followed through on their threats to crush any new demonstrations against Iran's disputed presidential election, using tear gas and gunfire to break up protests. View images, blogs and video from Iran's continued unrest.

Posted: June 22, 2009 13:44   Comments: 1
Taliban talks peace with Afghan government, U.S. officials

Interview (video)

Taliban talks peace with Afghan government, U.S. officials

As the battles intensify and suicide attacks increase in Afghanistan, the Taliban is in talks with the Afghan government -- and on some level, with American officials. Charles Sennott of GlobalPost recently returned from Afghanistan and Pakistan and discusses the talks and their chances of success.

Posted: June 22, 2009 13:10   Comments: 0
Iran v. North Korea, on and off the field

Pivotal Power (blog)

Iran v. North Korea, on and off the field

After North Korea recently beat Iran in a World Cup soccer match, Worldfocus blogger Nina Hachigian describes how the two countries match up in terms of censorship and subjugation.

Posted: June 22, 2009 09:45   Comments: 1
Kenya undecided as Somalia pleads for assistance

Perspectives

Kenya undecided as Somalia pleads for assistance

Somalia's president has declared a state of emergency following weeks of intense fighting, and the government has requested foreign troops from neighboring countries to help stabilize the troubled nation. A Worldfocus contributing blogger describes how Somalia's neighbors have reacted to the request for intervention.

Posted: June 22, 2009 09:35   Comments: 0
Full Show: June 19, 2009

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Full Show: June 19, 2009

Watch the show from Friday, June 19: Iran's supreme leader denies election fraud, refugees in the Philippines and extreme golf in South Africa.

Posted: June 19, 2009 16:37   Comments: 1
Week in review: Iran in tumult

Week in Review

Week in review: Iran in tumult

Garrick Utley of the State University of New York and Ervand Abharamian of the City University of New York discuss the top story of the week: Iran. They discuss Ayatollah Khamenei's speech, the massive protests and where the crisis may be headed.

Posted: June 19, 2009 15:14   Comments: 7
Teeing off to the sound of gunfire

In the Newsroom

Teeing off to the sound of gunfire

The U.S. Open is in the news, and so is North Korea. Martin Savidge describes his experience golfing on the "world's most dangerous golf course," next to a firing range and a minefield at an army post near the DMZ.

Posted: June 19, 2009 14:41   Comments: 4
Israel eyes response of Iran’s supreme leader

Interview (video)

Israel eyes response of Iran’s supreme leader

In a speech on Friday, Iran's supreme leader blamed Americans, the British and Zionists for the turmoil in his country, and once again criticized the United States for its support of Israel. Ronen Bergman, one of Israel's leading investigative journalists, discusses the Israeli government's take on the current showdown in Iran.

Posted: June 19, 2009 13:07   Comments: 38
Who are you calling not serious?!

Pivotal Power (blog)

Who are you calling not serious?!

Some in the U.S. Congress wanted to tie funding for the International Monetary Fund to specific changes in how the IMF conducts its business. Worldfocus blogger Nina Hachigian agrees, but says this could slow the process down too much at a time of unprecendented crisis.

Posted: June 19, 2009 12:39   Comments: 0
Iran dust-up

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Iran dust-up

Worldfocus blogger Nina Hachigian comes to the defense of U.S. President Barack Obama's response to the turmoil in Iran, which has thus far been measured. Critics say Obama has not come out strongly enough in support of Iranian protesters.

Posted: June 19, 2009 11:23   Comments: 1

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