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Archive for August, 2009

Securing the vote in volatile northeastern Afghanistan

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Securing the vote in volatile northeastern Afghanistan

A U.S. Marine embedded trainer with the Afghan National Army describes the atmosphere in northeastern Afghanistan, a well-known insurgent haven, ahead of national elections.

Posted: August 18, 2009 15:53   Comments: 1
Afghan election excitement overshadows Taliban threat

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Afghan election excitement overshadows Taliban threat

On Tuesday, the Taliban launched a series of attacks on the Afghan city of Kabul. Kimberly Marten of Columbia University discusses U.S. strategy ahead of the election and examines whether the attacks are a sign of what's to come on election day.

Posted: August 18, 2009 14:12   Comments: 0
Taliban tightens noose around Afghan city ahead of vote

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Taliban tightens noose around Afghan city ahead of vote

In Afghanistan on Tuesday, with the election two days away and the campaign winding down, the Taliban is doing all it can to let voters know they are not safe. Zeina Khodr of Al Jazeera English reports on the dangers in the southern city of Kandahar.

Posted: August 18, 2009 11:53   Comments: 0
Scores still missing after dam disaster in Russia

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Scores still missing after dam disaster in Russia

Twelve people have been confirmed dead and 64 remain missing after an accident at Russia's largest hydroelectric power station on Monday. A Worldfocus contributing blogger writes that the incident is symptomatic of serious infrastructure problems in the country.

Posted: August 18, 2009 10:29   Comments: 0
Swine flu fears impact hookah smokers in Jordan

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Swine flu fears impact hookah smokers in Jordan

When it comes to smoking, the hookah -- or water pipe -- is a common sight throughout most of the Arab world. The pipes are often shared by many smokers, but health officials in Jordan, worried about the spread of swine flu, are now offering smokers what they say is a healthier choice.

Posted: August 18, 2009 09:14   Comments: 1
Full Show: August 17, 2009

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Full Show: August 17, 2009

Watch the show from Monday, August 17: Elections in Afghanistan, battles with the Taliban and Mubarak’s legacy in Egypt.

Posted: August 17, 2009 16:57   Comments: 4
Taliban threats loom over Afghanistan’s upcoming election

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Taliban threats loom over Afghanistan’s upcoming election

The United States believes that upcoming elections in Afghanistan will legitimize the government, but the Taliban is doing all it can to disrupt the vote. Alex Their of the United States Institute of Peace and Worldfocus partner Al Jazeera English break down Afghanistan's complex political scene

Posted: August 17, 2009 15:22   Comments: 0
India outraged after Bollywood star detained in U.S. airport

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India outraged after Bollywood star detained in U.S. airport

The talk of India is the detention of one the country’s most famous actors -- Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan -- by customs officials at Newark Airport in the U.S. Professor Nitin Govil discusses how the incident has been portrayed and perceived in India, and bloggers share their opinions.

Posted: August 17, 2009 14:47   Comments: 4
Egyptian leader in U.S. as discontent simmers at home

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Egyptian leader in U.S. as discontent simmers at home

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is in Washington for high-level talks with Obama administration officials. But Egypt's future is murky. Salameh Nematt of The Daily Beast discusses U.S.-Egyptian relations.

Posted: August 17, 2009 14:03   Comments: 1
Cold warriors are still with us, and history is now

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Cold warriors are still with us, and history is now

This weekend the National Security Archive published documents showing that President Richard M. Nixon had sought help from Brazil in 1971 to overthrow Chilean President Salvador Allende. Peter Eisner discusses the significance of these documents and what we haven't learned from history.

Posted: August 17, 2009 10:15   Comments: 2

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