In today's daily news brief, the Palestinian elections may be postponed; Maoist rebels take to the streets in Nepal, and a Mexican drug lord makes the Forbes list of the world's most powerful people.
As President Obama considers his options in Afghanistan, a voice of dissent has emerged, challenging the American commander in Afghanistan's call for another 40,000 troops. The U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan says that no more than 15,000 more forces should be committed. Should the United States commit any more troops to the war in Afghanistan?
Pakistan has 80-100 nuclear warheads, making it the world's 6th or 7th leading nuclear power. In this week's New Yorker, Seymour Hersh writes about a secret plan by the Obama administration to use American troops to protect Pakistan's nuclear assets. Daljit Dhaliwal talks to Hersh about why the Taliban overrunning Islamabad is not the greatest concern.
Stories brought to you from the Worldfocus newsroom. Today: continuing clashes on the Saudi-Yemen border; an environmental group says the Australian koala population is dropping precipitously; and Japan increases humanitarian aid to Afghanistan.
Top stories from around the world as compiled by the Worldfocus newsroom. Today: Chinese and Korean reactions to the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall; deadly mudslides in El Salvador; and Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir stays home.
This week, a Taliban sympathizer gunned down five British troops in Afghanistan. Daljit Dhaliwal speaks with Gideon Lichfield, deputy editor of The Economist online in New York, about British public sentiment and the reaction of Prime Minister Gordon Brown.
A U.S. Marine who is an embedded trainer with the Afghan National Army blogs about the impact from his perspective of the prolonged debate over the future military strategy in the region.
The Pakistani military has been aggressively going after militant groups -- after seemingly incessant terrorist attacks in many parts of the country. But we don't hear much about the toll on average Pakistanis and how they cope with the menace of militant attacks. Daljit Dhaliwal talks about everyday life in Lahore with Saeed Shafqat.
Read top stories from around the world as compiled by the Worldfocus newsroom. Today: Saudi Arabia conducts airstrikes against rebels in Yemen; Israel releases an intercepted ship but keeps its weapons; and China bans corporal punishment for Internet addicts.