In ancient times in Egypt, cats were revered -- often mummified and buried in their own cemeteries. But nowadays, those once cherished animals are routinely abused.
A Worldfocus contributor describes the cheers and boos at a protest in Iran on Friday. One of the country’s top religious leaders, Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, expressed new doubts about the results of the recent presidential election.
In Iran, tens of thousands of anti-government protesters took to the streets of Tehran once again on Friday. Ervand Abrahamian of the City University of New York discusses the current situation in Iran and a shakeup in the country's nuclear program.
Gideon Rose of Foreign Affairs magazine and Carla Robbins of The New York Times discuss the week's top stories: The escalating war -- and increasing casualties -- in Afghanistan, the U.S. commitment to human rights abroad and Hillary Clinton's role in U.S. foreign policy.
You may have caught our first commercial on Worldfocus, writes anchor Martin Savidge. No, we aren’t giving in to advertising -- it was actually part of a story and a debate about a controversial Israeli telephone advertisement. Join in on the conversation.
Jehangir "Jay" Irani served as a pilot in the U.S. Air Force for 10 years, flying missions throughout Iraq and Afghanistan. He comments on Kurds in northern Iraq laying claim to oil and gas revenues, recalling the time he transported his most famous passenger.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton stepped up the pressure on Iran on Wednesday, reminding that country's leaders that they have only a limited amount of time to accept the U.S. offer to begin face-to-face talks. Reginald Dale of the Center for Strategic and International Studies discusses the U.S. position and the likelihood that Iran will respond to Clinton's call.
A television advertisement for Israel's largest cell phone provider has generated controversy. Critics claim that the commercial makes light of the partition wall that separates Israel from the West Bank, which many Palestinians see as a construct of racism and oppression.
During a visit to Saudi Arabia, U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner told some of the country's business leaders to expect what he called a "gradual recovery with more than the usual ups and downs and temporary reversals." Fadel Gheit of Oppenheimer and Company discusses economic overtures to the Middle East.