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Moroccan single moms cope with hostility, shame

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Moroccan single moms cope with hostility, shame

Young Muslim women who become pregnant out of wedlock face intense pressures, and are often shunned, scorned and shamed.

Posted: September 9, 2009 14:19   Comments: 5
Misinterpretation of Qur’an holds back gender equality

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Misinterpretation of Qur’an holds back gender equality

Egyptian-American reporter Hoda Osman reported from Morocco for Worldfocus. She writes about her own perceptions of equality and Islam, and varying interpretations of the Qur’an.

Posted: September 9, 2009 12:23   Comments: 2
China seeks health care for more of its massive population

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China seeks health care for more of its massive population

Millions of people in China lack basic health care coverage. In an effort to expand coverage, the government has devoted $125 billion to health care reform -- but challenges remain.

Posted: September 9, 2009 11:37   Comments: 3
Women hold the keys to Iran’s future

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Women hold the keys to Iran’s future

Producer Richard O'Regan ventured to Iran for Worldfocus and describes his impressions of the changing role of women in Iranian society.

Posted: September 9, 2009 09:30   Comments: 4
Women in Iran race ahead, but still face gender block

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Women in Iran race ahead, but still face gender block

Correspondent Bigan Saliani and producer Richard O'Regan travel to Iran to explore the tensions between the expectations of many highly educated young Iranian women and the realities of their lives.

Posted: September 8, 2009 18:25   Comments: 5
Extended interview with Iran’s first female vice president

Extended Interview

Extended interview with Iran’s first female vice president

Masoumeh Ebtekar served as Iran's first female vice-president under the reformist government of Mohammad Khatami. She shares her thoughts on Islam, women and relations between the U.S. and Iran.

Posted: September 8, 2009 15:30   Comments: 3
Inefficiency mars Britain’s cradle-to-grave health promise

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Inefficiency mars Britain’s cradle-to-grave health promise

The British National Health System is the world's largest publicly-funded health care system. Harry Smith of Al Jazeera English reports on how this free -- but controversial -- system is faring 60 years after its inception.

Posted: September 8, 2009 14:46   Comments: 1
Mounting election fraud and waning support in Afghanistan

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Mounting election fraud and waning support in Afghanistan

Marvin Weinbaum of the Middle East Institute discusses potential exit strategies for U.S. allies and Americans' waning support for the fight in Afghanistan.

Posted: September 7, 2009 16:43   Comments: 3
Week in review: Afghanistan and Japan

Week in review (video)

Week in review: Afghanistan and Japan

Carol Giacomo of The New York Times and Joel Rosenthal of the Carnegie Council discuss the new allegations of widespread fraud in the Afghan presidential election and the implications of the recent change of power in Japan.

Posted: September 4, 2009 15:38   Comments: 4
NATO airstrike kills scores in Afghanistan

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NATO airstrike kills scores in Afghanistan

Marvin Weinbaum of the Middle East Institute discusses the civilian casualties and potential setbacks to the U.S. mission in Afghanistan after an explosion killed at least 90 people, many of whom were civilians.

Posted: September 4, 2009 14:55   Comments: 3

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