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News from the Middle East: Obama, football, and intifada

A View from the East

News from the Middle East: Obama, football, and intifada

Worldfocus' Mohammad Al-Kassim looks at headlines from Middle East news outlets, including: a talk-show host's critical assessment of President Obama's first year in office; a legendary football rivalry; and a prediction about a third intifada.

Posted: January 27, 2010 12:51   Comments: 3
Iran protest coverage reflects spectrum of Arab media bias

In the Newsroom

Iran protest coverage reflects spectrum of Arab media bias

Worldfocus' Mohammad al-Kassim writes about bias in the Arab media's depiction of recent political violence in Iran. The post-presidential election demonstrations in Iran have been closely monitored by Western media outlets, and the coverage is sympathetic with the reform movement. But the coverage in the Middle East -- especially the Gulf region -- is conflicted.

Posted: December 31, 2009 12:19   Comments: 2
A view from the East: Soccer in Egypt

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A view from the East: Soccer in Egypt

Mohammad Al-Kassim, a producer at Worldfocus, blogs here about soccer's popularity around the world -- exemplified by a piece from the Al Arabiya news channel. Translated from the Arabic, it tells the story of a young Egyptian couple who found an unusual way to balance their passion for soccer with their wedding day.

Posted: October 8, 2009 16:13   Comments: 2
Reading the Middle Eastern press on Iran’s nuclear plant

In the Newsroom (blog)

Reading the Middle Eastern press on Iran’s nuclear plant

Worldfocus producer Mohammad Al-Kassim blogs about how Middle Eastern news media outlets covered the news that Iran is building a second nuclear site.

Posted: September 25, 2009 15:10   Comments: 1
Swine flu fears impact hookah smokers in Jordan

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Swine flu fears impact hookah smokers in Jordan

When it comes to smoking, the hookah -- or water pipe -- is a common sight throughout most of the Arab world. The pipes are often shared by many smokers, but health officials in Jordan, worried about the spread of swine flu, are now offering smokers what they say is a healthier choice.

Posted: August 18, 2009 09:14   Comments: 1
In first 100 days, Obama changes tone toward Middle East

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In first 100 days, Obama changes tone toward Middle East

Wednesday marks Barack Obama's 100th day in office. Worldfocus contributing blogger Juan Cole takes a look at how the president has fared in the Middle East, where Obama has attempted to change the tone of U.S. foreign policy -- but not necessarily the substance.

Posted: April 29, 2009 09:47   Comments: 0
Obama expands communication with Middle East

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Obama expands communication with Middle East

Daniel Levy of the New America Foundation discusses President Barack Obama's approach to the Middle East, from broadcasting to the Muslim world that "Americans are not your enemy" to trying to help create a lasting cease-fire between Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza.

Posted: January 27, 2009 16:13   Comments: 20

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