Worldfocus producer Mohammad Al-Kassim translates an Al Arabiya report on Iraq's upcoming parliamentary elections. Women are now adorning campaign posters, and young people are weighing in on the process. Also, watch a montage of Iraqi election ads compiled by Al Jazeera English.
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Worldfocus' John Larson has been reporting on Denmark's forward-thinking energy policy in the weeks leading up to the Copenhagen summit. Here, he visits a housing development outside of of Copenhagen where residents use astonishingly little energy.
Ayo Johnson, a Worldfocus contributing blogger, writes about extraction of natural resources in Africa. The piece, excerpted from his blog, Africa Speak International, argues that Chinese investment in Africa has benefited that continent and speaks to Africa's natural strategic importance.
Producer John Larson reports from Copenhagen, Denmark, on how changing lifestyles, taxing energy and subsidizing alternative technologies have reduced the country's dependency on oil and created thousands of new jobs.
As the world's second largest oil producer, Iran has become a model of stability in the region. It is estimated that approximately 3 million Afghan immigrants in Iran are doing low-skill labor. Richard O'Regan reports from Tehran.
Venezuela has agreed to export 20,000 barrels of gasoline per day to Iran. But Hugo Chavez is merely making a small deal with Iran to thumb his nose at the United States, writes Peter Eisner -- an exercise he and Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad practice whenever they can.
Professor Fernando Coronil discusses this weekend's protests in Venezuela, Hugo Chavez's suspension of radio stations and the oil export deal that could undermine any new sanctions against Iran.
As Hugo Chavez makes his way from North Africa and the Middle East to Europe, commentators evaluate his relationships with anti-American regimes. Yesterday, Chavez strengthened ties with Iran's Ahmadinejad by signing a new oil deal.
A new law proposed by Brazil's president would give Petrobras, the state-owned oil giant, a minimum 30 percent stake in all future oil projects. Al Jazeera's Gabriel Elizondo reports on the uproar it has caused, with critics arguing for fair distribution of oil profits around the country.