Talk of war is widespread in the Middle Eastern press recently, with many speculating about a possible outbreak of hostilities not only between Israel and Hamas, but Israel and Syria, or Iran and a host of adversaries. Worldfocus producer Mohammad Al-Kassim offers a roundup from around the region.
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Worldfocus producer Mohammad al-Kassim interviews Abdullah Alsaidi, Yemen’s Ambassador to the U.N. They discuss Yemen's battle against al-Qaeda in light of its own internal difficulties, as well as the failed Christmas day bomb attempt by a Nigerian man who had lived in Yemen.
It was Yemen where Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab was allegedly trained by al-Qaeda. Worldfocus producer Mohammad al-Kassim writes how Yemen offers al-Qaeda the perfect environment to reorganize and reinvent itself, and that’s precisely why the world’s focus is now shifting to the Arabian Peninsula nation. It’s not news that Yemen has been a terrorist safe haven.
Following a failed attempt by Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab to blow up a flight into Detroit on Christmas morning, the Transportation Security Administration imposed tougher screening rules for passengers originating in 14 mostly Muslim nations. See more about the countries selected.
Worldfocus contributing blogger Dwight Bashir writes about recent skirmishes between Saudi Arabia and Houthi rebels in northern Yemen. Iran and Saudi Arabia, have each spent billions of dollars exporting competing religio-political ideologies in the region.
Stories brought to you from the Worldfocus newsroom. Today: continuing clashes on the Saudi-Yemen border; an environmental group says the Australian koala population is dropping precipitously; and Japan increases humanitarian aid to Afghanistan.
In recent years, the Saudi government has been battling homegrown terror suspects and even has a program to rehabilitate al-Qaeda militants. Daljit Dhaliwal talks to historian Robert Lacey about the latest developments in Saudi Arabia.
An Iranian scientist remains missing after a pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia in June. Many in Iran assume that Amiri defected, but the U.S. denies any involvement. Nazanine Moshiri of Al Jazeera English reports from Tehran.
Worldfocus producer Mohammad Al-Kassim blogs about how Middle Eastern news media outlets covered the news that Iran is building a second nuclear site.