Watch the full show from Thursday, March 18. A special edition on women in the Muslim world: more and more Jordanian women are leaving home to work; in Egypt, freedom of choice means embracing tradition and the veil; from Iran, how women are moving forward; and, in Turkey, a soccer league of their own.
Watch the full show from Wednesday, March 17. A special edition on the changing face of the Arab world: In Beirut, gay rights are being defended, and the party scene is hot; West Bank factory owners struggle to compete against Chinese imports; Oprah is on the air in Jordan; and, Turkish soap operas are popular in Ramallah.
Watch the full show from Tuesday, March 16. A special edition on 21st century Israel: The Jewish state undergoes sweeping changes as immigrants from around the world pour in; investment in high-tech spurs growth; an Israeli company engineers electric car infrastructure; and, a look at Israel's film industry.
Watch the full show from Monday, March 15: China adopts a tough, new attitude on human rights, internet freedom and the economy; after the killing of an American couple in Mexico, U.S. and Mexican officials condemn drug violence; German Catholics address sexual abuse; and, Mongolians struggle with extreme climate changes.
With its growing economic might, China is seen as increasingly turning away from the West and its demands for reform. This shift was reflected in some tough talk this weekend by the Chinese premier, as the annual meeting of China's parliament drew to a close. For more, Daljit Dhaliwal interviews Michael Kulma, and Deutsche Welle reports.
In Mexico, an American couple and a third person were killed over the weekend just across the U.S. border in Ciudad Juarez, a city consumed by drug violence. All three of the dead were connected to the U.S. Consulate there, underscoring the risks of living and working in that city. But, as Tom Ackerman of Al Jazeera English reports, the violence is widespread.
In Germany, there are increasing calls by Catholic groups for Pope Benedict to make a statement about a growing scandal involving violence and sexual abuse. The latest chapter involves allegations of such abuse against children in a boys' choir. For more on the sex scandal, Daljit Dhaliwal speaks with Nikolaus Piper, and Deutsche Welle reports.
In one of the most sparsely populated regions of the world, the hardy inhabitants are fighting for survival. Mongolia's three million people and forty million animals are now being tested by a brutal winter that followed a drought last summer. Tony Birtley of Al Jazeera English reports how grazing is under threat, and read what sources from Mongolia are saying.
In this Worldfocus signature story, we take another look at the drastic consequences of climate change. The Maldives, an island chain off the southwest coast of India, find themselves being consumed by rising sea levels. For a look at how the Maldives are trying to deal with the problem, Worldfocus producer Megan Thompson traveled there recently.
Israel today tightened security in Jerusalem and sealed off the West Bank for 48 hours to prevent a repeat of last Friday's clashes between Israelis and Palestinians, but there were nonetheless more scuffles. To discuss the tension in the region, Daljit Dhaliwal speaks with James Rubin and Ian Bremmer in our weekly roundtable.