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Taliban pulls off series of deadly strikes in heart of Kabul

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Taliban pulls off series of deadly strikes in heart of Kabul

The capital of Afghanistan has been struck by a series of highly coordinated terrorist attacks, including explosions next to Kabul's heavily secured ministry buildings. The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the largest Kabul attack since 2001 and announced that their goal was an assault on the presidential palace. Al Jazeera's Tarek Bazley reports on the fragile security situation.

Posted: January 18, 2010 16:10   Comments: 3
U.S. seeks hearts and minds in combatting global jihad

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U.S. seeks hearts and minds in combatting global jihad

Worldfocus blogger S. Azmat Hassan writes how mankind has engaged in violent extremism since Biblical times. Terrorism is propaganda by deed, since terrorism is theater. So, Hassan argues, al-Qaeda succeeds every time it plants fear and uncertainty in our hearts and minds.

Posted: January 11, 2010 13:40   Comments: 7
Egypt installing metal wall to block Gaza Strip smugglers

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Egypt installing metal wall to block Gaza Strip smugglers

With U.S. help, Egypt is erecting a massive iron wall to prevent smugglers from entering Gaza. The tunnel network is used to import civilian goods and military weaponry. The decision to step up anti-smuggling efforts came after Operation Cast Lead. For more on recent events in the Palestinian territories, Daljit Dhaliwal interviews Ghassan Shabaneh.

Posted: December 14, 2009 13:08   Comments: 145
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
Insecurity grows in perilous Pakistani capital

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Insecurity grows in perilous Pakistani capital

As the Pakistani military continues its offensive in Pakistan, ordinary Pakistanis are coping with the realities of heightened security. Daljit Dhaliwal spoke with Amna Nawaz, a Pakistani-American journalist, who was recently in Pakistan as part of her fellowship with the International Reporting Project of Johns Hopkins University.

Posted: October 22, 2009 18:03   Comments: 0
Attack on U.N. in Pakistan prompts strategy questions

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Attack on U.N. in Pakistan prompts strategy questions

A suicide bomber killed five people at the World Food Program's headquarters in Islamabad. Marvin Weinbaum of the Middle East Institute discusses the Taliban in Pakistan. Should the U.S. demand that Pakistan do even more to contain Taliban extremists operating in Pakistan? Tell us what you think.

Posted: October 5, 2009 07:33   Comments: 20
Afghan election excitement overshadows Taliban threat

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Afghan election excitement overshadows Taliban threat

On Tuesday, the Taliban launched a series of attacks on the Afghan city of Kabul. Kimberly Marten of Columbia University discusses U.S. strategy ahead of the election and examines whether the attacks are a sign of what's to come on election day.

Posted: August 18, 2009 14:12   Comments: 0
Iraqi prime minister squares off with Obama over violence

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Iraqi prime minister squares off with Obama over violence

U.S. President Barack Obama and Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki met on Wednesday to discuss the drawdown of American troops and concerns over rising violence in Iraq. Joost Hiltermann of the International Crisis Group assesses U.S.-Iraqi relations and the security situation.

Posted: July 22, 2009 14:20   Comments: 1
Iraq violence spikes ahead of scheduled U.S. pullout

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Iraq violence spikes ahead of scheduled U.S. pullout

In recent days, a series of deadly bombings has killed almost 200 people in Iraq. Michael Wahid Hanna of the Century Foundation discusses whether Iraqi security forces are ready to take control and what role U.S. forces will continue to play in Iraq after the scheduled pullout from cities.

Posted: June 25, 2009 15:00   Comments: 1
Police, umbrellas block view of Tiananmen on anniversary

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Police, umbrellas block view of Tiananmen on anniversary

On Thursday, there were no activists or student protesters to be seen in China's Tiananmen Square. Security was kept tight on the anniversary and foreign journalists were not granted permission for entrance. A Worldfocus blogger visits Tiananmen Square and describes the heavy security.

Posted: June 4, 2009 09:16   Comments: 0

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