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Insecurity grows in perilous Pakistani capital

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Insecurity grows in perilous Pakistani capital

As the Pakistani military continues its offensive in Pakistan, ordinary Pakistanis are coping with the realities of heightened security. Daljit Dhaliwal spoke with Amna Nawaz, a Pakistani-American journalist, who was recently in Pakistan as part of her fellowship with the International Reporting Project of Johns Hopkins University.

Posted: October 22, 2009 18:03   Comments: 0
Religious minority clamors for legal rights in Indonesia

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Religious minority clamors for legal rights in Indonesia

Correspondent and producer Jamilla Trindle reports from Indonesia, where fundamentalists are posing new challenges to the democratically-elected government and to members of minority religious groups.

Posted: October 22, 2009 17:59   Comments: 7
Historic relationship between U.S. and Japan begins to sour

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Historic relationship between U.S. and Japan begins to sour

Kay Shimizu, a visiting assistant professor at Harvard University, discusses why the presence of 47,000 U.S. troops in Okinawa is causing controversy and why the new Japanese government may pull out its naval support of the war in Afghanistan.

Posted: October 22, 2009 14:05   Comments: 2
Chatting with a German officer in chaotic Afghanistan

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Chatting with a German officer in chaotic Afghanistan

As President Obama flirts with the possibility of sending more troops to Afghanistan, security personnel already in the country become increasingly disillusioned about the conflict. Blogger Khushbu Shah, who works for a research firm in Kabul, writes about her conversation with a German officer serving under NATO in Afghanistan.

Posted: October 22, 2009 11:23   Comments: 5
No aid to illegitimate governments: punishing the people?

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No aid to illegitimate governments: punishing the people?

Since Zelaya's ouster in a coup late June, most foreign donors have cut off aid to Honduras' de facto government. The cessation of foreign aid could continue, leaving many impoverished communities to fend for themselves. Craig Mauro of Al Jazeera English reports from the village of La Ceibita.

Posted: October 22, 2009 11:15   Comments: 46
South Korea struggles to provide for more North Koreans

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South Korea struggles to provide for more North Koreans

South Korea’s Unification Ministry has requested funds to beef up its resettlement facilities for defectors from the North -- as the number of refugees arriving from its destitute neighbor keeps climbing. A Worldfocus contributing blogger discusses the chronic unemployment among 16,000 North Koreans now living in the South.

Posted: October 21, 2009 11:50   Comments: 1
Afghans ambivalent about prospects of Nov. 7 runoff election

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Afghans ambivalent about prospects of Nov. 7 runoff election

Jamie Metzl of the Asia Society discusses the widespread fraud and low voter turnout during the first round of elections, and whether Afghans believe the second round on November 7 will repeat past results.

Posted: October 20, 2009 13:51   Comments: 0
Pakistani civilians suffer in South Waziristan offensive

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Pakistani civilians suffer in South Waziristan offensive

After a series of deadly terror attacks across Pakistan, the vast majority of which were carried out by groups with roots in South Waziristan, the army commenced an offensive in the restive tribal region. Imran Khan of Al Jazeera English reports on the humanitarian consequences of the Pakistani military's newest campaign.

Posted: October 20, 2009 13:25   Comments: 1
Sufism in Morocco: Music, mysticism and moderation

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Sufism in Morocco: Music, mysticism and moderation

Morocco owes its image of a modern Muslim nation to Sufism, a spiritual and tolerant Islamic tradition that goes back to the first generations of Muslims and has sustained the religious, social and cultural cohesion of Moroccan society for centuries. Mokhtar Ghambou writes about the role of the Sufism in the North African country.

Posted: October 20, 2009 12:30   Comments: 5
Saudi Arabia rehabilitating Al-Qaeda suspects

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Saudi Arabia rehabilitating Al-Qaeda suspects

In recent years, the Saudi government has been battling homegrown terror suspects and even has a program to rehabilitate al-Qaeda militants. Daljit Dhaliwal talks to historian Robert Lacey about the latest developments in Saudi Arabia.

Posted: October 20, 2009 11:23   Comments: 11

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