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Top 15 Worldfocus Signature Stories of 2009

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Top 15 Worldfocus Signature Stories of 2009

Our signature stories delve into issues around the world -- from the long-term effects of Agent Orange in Vietnam and escalating gang violence in Mexico to discrimination against whites in South Africa and Afghan immigrants in Iran. See our best Signature videos of the year.

Posted: December 24, 2009 16:21   Comments: 3
Five U.S. Muslims held by Pakistan for alleged militant links

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Five U.S. Muslims held by Pakistan for alleged militant links

For much of this week, the mysterious story of five young Muslim Americans has been unfolding in Pakistan and in the U.S. The suspects, who lived in the Washington, D.C. area and allegedly wanted to fight against America in Afghanistan, were detained by Pakistani authorities. To learn more, Edie Magnus interviews Irshad Manji, author of "The Trouble with Islam Today."

Posted: December 11, 2009 09:32   Comments: 31
Presiding over age of war, Obama receives top peace prize

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Presiding over age of war, Obama receives top peace prize

As President Obama prepares to send 30,000 more Americans to war in Afghanistan, he accepted the Nobel Peace Prize today in Oslo, Norway. Obama said, "The belief in peace is desirable rarely enough to achieve it" and called the escalating conflict in Afghanistan necessary. Steve Chao of Al Jazeera English reports on how Afghans are reacting.

Posted: December 10, 2009 13:07   Comments: 118
Afghanistan troop surge enlarges U.S. military footprint

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Afghanistan troop surge enlarges U.S. military footprint

After an unusually lengthy and public deliberative process, President Obama has decided to induct a further 30,000 troops in war-torn Afghanistan. He further stated that the U.S. would start withdrawing its troops from Afghanistan in July 2011. But he left open the timeline for total withdrawal, writes contributing blogger S. Azmat Hassan.

Posted: December 7, 2009 16:07   Comments: 3
Women in Afghanistan turn to self-immolation over abuse

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Women in Afghanistan turn to self-immolation over abuse

Rachel Reid, a researcher for Human Rights Watch, joins Daljit Dhaliwal to discuss violence against women in Afghanistan and resulting self-immolation and suicide. David Chater reports for Al Jazeera English from Herat, Afghanistan, on how women are burning themselves to escape abusive and unwanted marriages.

Posted: December 3, 2009 21:50   Comments: 5
The view from Afghanistan: corruption, illiteracy and loss

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The view from Afghanistan: corruption, illiteracy and loss

In the wake of President Obama's speech on Afghanistan, we survey different perspectives on life in Afghanistan. A Worldfocus contributing blogger reports on corruption; an embedded Marine describes the tremendous loss of one Afghan family; and True/Slant contributor P.J. Tobia weighs in on the state of Afghan forces.

Posted: December 3, 2009 15:13   Comments: 6
Afghanistan troop surge could cause casualty increase

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Afghanistan troop surge could cause casualty increase

President Barack Obama has decided to send at least 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan. He also announced an exit strategy to bring them home by the middle of 2011. Anthony Cordesman discusses President Obama's decision and what a shift in warfare tactics will look like. And James Bays reports for Al Jazeera English.

Posted: December 1, 2009 18:46   Comments: 5
Committing tens of thousands more soldiers to Afghanistan

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Committing tens of thousands more soldiers to Afghanistan

Obama administration officials have just announced that the president has finished gathering information about the situation in Afghanistan and will likely address the nation on Dec. 1 about the planned troop increases. For more on Pres. Obama's plan in Afghanistan, Martin Savidge speaks with Juan Carlos Zarate.

Posted: November 24, 2009 15:57   Comments: 75
Afghan minister of mines embroiled in corruption scandal

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Afghan minister of mines embroiled in corruption scandal

In a reminder of just how bad the problem of corruption is in Afghanistan, today's Washington Post quotes an American official as saying that the Afghan minister of mines accepted a $30 million bribe to award its largest mining project to a Chinese firm. Should the United States continue to give aid if Afghanistan doesn't clean up corruption?

Posted: November 18, 2009 12:04   Comments: 6
Mourning the loss of life at one of the world’s largest bases

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Mourning the loss of life at one of the world’s largest bases

Worldfocus contributing blogger S. Azmat Hassan writes about the recent shooting at the U.S. military base in Ft. Hood, Texas. He explains why the event should not cause Americans to question the presence of Muslims in the army and also why the U.S. needs better gun control.

Posted: November 16, 2009 12:02   Comments: 5

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