In a sign that efforts to root out militants in Afghanistan and Pakistan may be making headway, American officials say members of al-Qaeda are beginning to flee the region, heading for places like Somalia and Yemen. David Sanger of the New York Times discusses how these al-Qaeda members might be caught.
The Somali government has requested help from foreign troops to stabilize the nation, and declared a state of emergency following weeks of intense fighting between Islamic militants and pro-government forces. David Shinn, a former ambassador to Ethiopia and Burkina Faso, joins Worldfocus to discuss the escalating crisis in Somalia.
Anup Kaphle is embedded with British and Canadian forces in Afghanistan and describes how soldiers stay sane and find relief and entertainment on a military base in Kandahar.
Iran's highest election authority said on Tuesday that there was no major fraud in the presidential vote and the results will stand, but U.S. President Barack Obama responded by saying there were "big questions" about the election. Richard Bulliet of Columbia University discusses what role the U.S. may play in Iran.
Pakistani government forces have stepped up their attacks on Taliban strongholds in South Waziristan. Ahmad Kamal, Pakistan’s former ambassador to the United Nations, discusses the offensive and the refugee situation.
The United States has its fingerprints all over the history of both Iran and Panama, writes Worldfocus blogger Peter Eisner -- a legacy of manipulation, greed, disregard of human rights and failed understanding.
Riot police in Tehran followed through on their threats to crush any new demonstrations against Iran's disputed presidential election, using tear gas and gunfire to break up protests. View images, blogs and video from Iran's continued unrest.
As the battles intensify and suicide attacks increase in Afghanistan, the Taliban is in talks with the Afghan government -- and on some level, with American officials. Charles Sennott of GlobalPost recently returned from Afghanistan and Pakistan and discusses the talks and their chances of success.
Somalia's president has declared a state of emergency following weeks of intense fighting, and the government has requested foreign troops from neighboring countries to help stabilize the troubled nation. A Worldfocus contributing blogger describes how Somalia's neighbors have reacted to the request for intervention.
Garrick Utley of the State University of New York and Ervand Abharamian of the City University of New York discuss the top story of the week: Iran. They discuss Ayatollah Khamenei's speech, the massive protests and where the crisis may be headed.