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U.K. public opinion turning against war in Afghanistan

How You See It

U.K. public opinion turning against war in Afghanistan

After news yesterday of the deaths of five British soldiers in Afghanistan, public opinion in the U.K. seems to be shifting. Amid growing calls for a policy change, Prime Minister Gordon Brown is to deliver a major speech tomorrow. Does growing British opposition to the war affect your perspective on America's role in Afghanistan?

Posted: November 5, 2009 09:30   Comments: 32
Battling corruption is vital to U.S. mission in Afghanistan

Interview

Battling corruption is vital to U.S. mission in Afghanistan

Karin von Hippel, a senior fellow for the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C., speaks with Daljit Dhaliwal about the future of Afghanistan and President Hamid Karzai's reelection. Von Hippel says combating corruption is vital to maintaining the support of the Afghan people.

Posted: November 3, 2009 12:42   Comments: 0
For Google Maps, diplomacy trumps geography

In the Newsroom

For Google Maps, diplomacy trumps geography

Google has customized their Maps application to reflect border disputes around the world. While border disputes predate the Internet -- and are unlikely to go away any time soon -- Google has at least managed a temporary diplomatic resolution in cyberspace.

Posted: November 3, 2009 12:18   Comments: 2
Today: Myanmar, Finnish layoffs and music in Morocco

Daily News Brief

Today: Myanmar, Finnish layoffs and music in Morocco

Today's news roundup from around the world. Nokia announces layoffs in Finland; the French will send a delegation to North Korea; and bookstores are closing in Samarkand.

Posted: November 3, 2009 09:36   Comments: 0
What Karzai’s second term means for Afghanistan and U.S.

Interview + Video

What Karzai’s second term means for Afghanistan and U.S.

Hassan Abbas of the Asia Society joins Daljit Dhaliwal to discuss what Hamid Karzai's second term means for the U.S. and the international community. Jonah Hull of Al Jazeera English reports from Kabul on delays, violence and voter fraud.

Posted: November 2, 2009 18:32   Comments: 0
Hillary Clinton’s message to Pakistan

Perspectives

Hillary Clinton’s message to Pakistan

A Worldfocus contributing blogger writes about Hillary Clinton's three-day visit to Pakistan. For the past few years, Pakistan has been visited by many senior U.S. military officials, but Clinton has been unique in emphasizing human development as a key ingredient in counter-terrorism.

Posted: November 2, 2009 13:20   Comments: 4
Is polygamy good for women?

Interactive

Is polygamy good for women?

Worldfocus producer Gizem Yarbil writes about the debate over polygamous marriages in some Muslim countries. Explore a map of polygamy across the globe.

Posted: November 2, 2009 11:04   Comments: 10
Week in review: Afghanistan and Pakistan

Week in Review

Week in review: Afghanistan and Pakistan

David Andelman, editor of the World Policy Journal and a former foreign correspondent, and Chrystia Freeland, U.S. managing editor of Britain's Financial Times, join David Brancaccio to review the week's events in Pakistan and Afghanistan. They discuss troop levels in Afghanistan and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's controversial remarks in Pakistan.

Posted: October 30, 2009 16:34   Comments: 7
Rights group says terminally ill suffer needlessly in India

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Rights group says terminally ill suffer needlessly in India

This week Human Rights Watch released "Unbearable Pain," an extensive report on palliative care in India. The organization believes that denying pain relief to terminally ill patients violates a basic health care right, and that the Indian government should require hospitals to provide morphine. Watch the multimedia feature and read our Q&A with the report's lead researcher.

Posted: October 30, 2009 13:32   Comments: 0
Today: Honduras, Pakistan and new domains on the Web

Daily News Brief

Today: Honduras, Pakistan and new domains on the Web

News from around the world brought to you by the Worldfocus staff. Today: George Mitchell is in Israel, the Pakistani army is in Waziristan, and the Internet gets new alphabets for domain names.

Posted: October 30, 2009 11:52   Comments: 2

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