The U.S. has pledged more than $100 million dollars in emergency assistance for Pakistan. Ahmad Kamal, Pakistan's former ambassador to the United Nations, discusses Pakistan's humanitarian crisis and the anti-Taliban military campaign.
About 5,000 people flee fighting in Somalia and make their way to Kenyan refugee camps each month, where conditions are bad enough that some consider returning to their violent homeland. Joke van Peteghem, head of Doctors Without Borders in Kenya, describes the conditions of the camps.
U.S. President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met for two hours at the White House on Monday. Daniel Levy of the New America Foundation discusses the issues raised at the meeting, including dealing with Iran and efforts to get Israel and the Palestinians to resume negotiations.
India's Congress Party won a landslide victory in national elections. Arvind Panagariya of Columbia University discusses the main issues of the election and what the U.S. and Pakistan can expect from Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during his second term in office.
As the recession continues, Germany's economy -- Europe's largest -- is contracting rapidly. France announced Wednesday that it has slipped into recession. Marcus Mabry of The New York Times discusses the deepening economic downturn and what may be in store for Europe.
North Korea said on Thursday that two American journalists arrested near the border with China will be put on trial early next month. Joel Simon of the Committee to Protect Journalists discusses the case and the plight of journalists around the world.
While visiting Bethlehem, Pope Benedict XVI used the symbolism of his first official visit to what Christians consider to be the birthplace of Jesus to endorse the creation of a Palestinian state. Mary Boys of the Union Theological Seminary discusses the pope’s relations with Jews and Muslims and how his trip is being perceived on all sides.