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Covering the worldwide financial storm

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Covering the worldwide financial storm

Martin Savidge describes the indelible images and fundamental questions behind our reporting on the global financial crisis.

Posted: October 9, 2008 12:20   Comments: 3
New report warns of fleeting security in Iraq

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New report warns of fleeting security in Iraq

Warren Strobel of McClatchy Newspapers discusses a new intelligence report suggesting security gains in Iraq may be temporary.

Posted: October 9, 2008 11:35   Comments: 0
Torture is rife in Jordanian prisons

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Torture is rife in Jordanian prisons

A Human Rights Watch Report cites rampant and routine torture in Jordan's prisons, but Jordan is not the only country where allegations of prison torture have surfaced.

Posted: October 8, 2008 17:59   Comments: 4
World watches McCain, Obama debate

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World watches McCain, Obama debate

While bloggers react to the U.S. presidential debate, freelance journalist Wafaa Jamil and Peter Ford of The Christian Science Monitor discuss the lack of interest in Palestine and China.

Posted: October 8, 2008 17:50   Comments: 2
Bloggers recount independence day festivities

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Bloggers recount independence day festivities

Over the last week, several nations celebrated their independence. Here is a round-up of blogger accounts of the world festivities.

Posted: October 6, 2008 14:20   Comments: 0
Timeline: Power shifts in Iraq over the past five years

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Timeline: Power shifts in Iraq over the past five years

Scott Peterson of The Christian Science Monitor discusses the integration of the Awakening Councils into the Shia-led Iraqi government. Also, a timeline of the major power transfers within Iraq over the last five years.

Posted: October 2, 2008 20:31   Comments: 0
Modern-day pirate attacks threaten the high seas

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Modern-day pirate attacks threaten the high seas

Modern-day pirate attacks are increasing around the around the world. Rob Crilly discusses the pirate situation in Somalia.

Posted: September 30, 2008 18:54   Comments: 0
Deadly bombings raise Iraq’s security concerns

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Deadly bombings raise Iraq’s security concerns

Ghassan Shabaneh discusses how the series of bombings in Baghdad over the weekend raise new security worries in Iraq.

Posted: September 29, 2008 18:20   Comments: 4
Syrians speculate on weekend bombing

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Syrians speculate on weekend bombing

Following bombings in Syria and Lebanon, bloggers and reporters look for reasons behind the attacks.

Posted: September 29, 2008 17:04   Comments: 0
Fighting corruption in Jordan by Danish example

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Fighting corruption in Jordan by Danish example

A Worldfocus contributing blogger discusses measures to fight corruption in Jordan based on success in Denmark.

Posted: September 26, 2008 10:59   Comments: 1

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