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Developer builds Palestinian West Bank’s first planned city

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Developer builds Palestinian West Bank’s first planned city

There's an ambitious $500 million invested in homes for tens of thousands of Palestinians, 6 miles north of Ramallah -- in the West Bank's first planned Palestinian city: Rawabi. Project managers still need approval from Israel for access roads, but they went ahead anyway with the groundbreaking earlier this month. Felice Friedson of The Media Line reports.

Posted: January 13, 2010 15:53   Comments: 2
Remote-controlled bomb kills Iranian nuclear physicist

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Remote-controlled bomb kills Iranian nuclear physicist

An assassination in Tehran has raised questions about who was responsible. The victim was nuclear physics professor Masoud Ali Mohammadi. An Iranian prosecutor claimed the C.I.A. and Mossad probably had a hand in the killing. For more about covert efforts to undermine Iran's nuclear program, Daljit Dhaliwal speaks to Flynt Leverett.

Posted: January 12, 2010 16:51   Comments: 13
Churches set ablaze as religious strife rages in Malaysia

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Churches set ablaze as religious strife rages in Malaysia

Since Friday, tensions between Malaysian Muslims and Christians have escalated, with attacks on nine Christan churches in retaliation for use of the word "Allah." Jamie Metzl of the Asia Society discusses rising religious tensions and how the conflict might be resolved.

Posted: January 12, 2010 15:24   Comments: 5
Nations on every continent struggle with racism

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Nations on every continent struggle with racism

Comments about President Obama by U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid during the 2008 campaign have sparked racial debate in the U.S. and abroad. Racial discrimination is not unique to the U.S. and exists in almost every country. We take a look at racism and discrimination against people of African origin in Iraq and Peru -- and Indians in Australia.

Posted: January 12, 2010 15:08   Comments: 11
A deadly day in Afghanistan as U.S. troop surge continues

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A deadly day in Afghanistan as U.S. troop surge continues

Anthony Cordesman of the Center for Strategic and International Studies joins Daljit Dhaliwal to discuss the reasons why we are seeing more casualties in Afghanistan and what to expect going forward.

Posted: January 11, 2010 16:27   Comments: 6
Week in Review: Yemen

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Week in Review: Yemen

In our weekly roundtable, James Rubin, a former assistant secretary of state in the Clinton administration, and Garrick Utley, president of the Levin Institute of the State University of New York, join Daljit Dhaliwal to discuss Yemen and the fight against terrorism.

Posted: January 8, 2010 17:12   Comments: 7
Renewed momentum for the Middle East peace process

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Renewed momentum for the Middle East peace process

One of President Obama's first major initiatives was to revive the Middle East peace process. A year later there is some movement toward a resumption of talks. To take a deeper look at the issues, Alon Ben-Meir, a senior fellow at New York University's School of Global Affairs, joins Daljit Dhaliwal.

Posted: January 7, 2010 16:04   Comments: 22
Kurdish activists and politicians detained in Turkey

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Kurdish activists and politicians detained in Turkey

Worldfocus producer Gizem Yarbil writes about the recent detention of Kurdish human rights activists and politicians in southeast Turkey. Yarbil argues that the arrests threaten a fragile reconciliation process.

Posted: January 7, 2010 15:31   Comments: 3
Foreign investment jumpstarts the Palestinian economy

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Foreign investment jumpstarts the Palestinian economy

U.S. envoy George Mitchell recently said that Israel has reduced the number of checkpoints and roadblocks in the West Bank, helping economic growth. For its part, last year the U.S. gave nearly $1 billion in assistance to the Palestinians. Felice Friedson of The Media Line looks at broader attempts to foster growth and foreign investment in the Palestinian economy.

Posted: January 7, 2010 14:15   Comments: 22
Yemen enters media spotlight after terror links exposed

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Yemen enters media spotlight after terror links exposed

It was Yemen where Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab was allegedly trained by al-Qaeda. Worldfocus producer Mohammad al-Kassim writes how Yemen offers al-Qaeda the perfect environment to reorganize and reinvent itself, and that’s precisely why the world’s focus is now shifting to the Arabian Peninsula nation. It’s not news that Yemen has been a terrorist safe haven.

Posted: January 6, 2010 15:39   Comments: 2

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