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At 40, Sesame Street — and Open Sesame — live on

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At 40, Sesame Street — and Open Sesame — live on

The influential children's program Sesame Street celebrates its 40th birthday. Worldfocus producer Mohammad Al Kassim writes about his memories of the Arabic-language version, Open Sesame. Al Jazeera English reports on the show's lessons from Jordan to South Africa.

Posted: November 10, 2009 16:22   Comments: 2
Tough talk will break the Middle East impasse

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Tough talk will break the Middle East impasse

Contributing blogger S.Azmat Hassan, a former Pakistani diplomat, writes about the current impasse in the Middle East peace process. He argues that the Obama administration should be tougher on both sides to break through the current stalemate.

Posted: November 10, 2009 14:30   Comments: 6
Worldfocus Radio: Turkey torn between East and West

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Worldfocus Radio: Turkey torn between East and West

Martin Savidge hosts Gareth Jenkins and Mustafa Akyol to discuss whether Turkey is leaning West or moving East. They discuss the country's growing Islamicization, strained relations with Israel and the limbo of European Union admission.

Posted: October 22, 2009 18:42   Comments: 0
Western nations to assess Iranian trustworthiness

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Western nations to assess Iranian trustworthiness

Iran faces stiffer economic sanctions if it fails to follow through on a tentative plan to move most of its enriched uranium out of the country. This relocation could delay Iran's ability to make a nuclear bomb. Do you think that Iran can be trusted to make good on its promise to take concrete steps aimed at reducing tensions over its nuclear program?

Posted: October 19, 2009 11:52   Comments: 28
Should the Afghanistan debate be public or private?

Interview (video)

Should the Afghanistan debate be public or private?

Gabriel Schoenfeld of the Hudson Institute discusses the debate over troop increases in Afghanistan. Do you agree with Defense Secretary Robert Gates that those advising President Obama on Afghanistan war strategy should keep their opinions private? Tell us what you think.

Posted: October 6, 2009 11:25   Comments: 27
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
Obama considers foreign policy shifts in Middle East

Interview (video)

Obama considers foreign policy shifts in Middle East

The Obama administration is considering major foreign policy changes in the Middle East and Afghanistan. James Lindsay of the Council on Foreign Relations discusses shifting foreign policy. Is U.S. foreign policy headed in the right direction? Tell us what you think.

Posted: September 23, 2009 13:02   Comments: 36
Small Qatar both blessed and cursed by oil riches

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Small Qatar both blessed and cursed by oil riches

Qatar, a small country in the Persian Gulf, has an economy based almost entirely on money from oil and gas. But the benefits come with significant drawbacks.

Posted: September 11, 2009 12:00   Comments: 1
Israel indicates a military strike on Iran is possible

Interview (video)

Israel indicates a military strike on Iran is possible

In a critical week for U.S.-Israeli relations, four prominent American officials are in Israel to discuss key topics such as Iran's nuclear threat and Israeli settlements in the West Bank. Daniel Levy of the New American Foundation discusses developments out of the Middle East.

Posted: July 27, 2009 16:03   Comments: 22
U.S. tries to temper economic expectations in Middle East

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U.S. tries to temper economic expectations in Middle East

During a visit to Saudi Arabia, U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner told some of the country's business leaders to expect what he called a "gradual recovery with more than the usual ups and downs and temporary reversals." Fadel Gheit of Oppenheimer and Company discusses economic overtures to the Middle East.

Posted: July 14, 2009 15:06   Comments: 0

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