Hoda Osman (blog)
Soccer game fractures relations between Algeria, Egypt
Hoda Osman, a special correspondent for Worldfocus and an Egyptian-American, writes about the diplomatic crisis that followed a World Cup qualifier between Egypt and Algeria on Saturday. She explains the intense emotions surrounding the sport and how the rivalry affects pan-Arab relations.
Posted: November 20, 2009 15:31
Daily News Brief
Daily News Brief: Iran, Afghanistan and the Chinese military
Read today's top news stories as compiled by Worldfocus staff. Today, progress in Iran; Chinese military might; and a journey in photographs through Beirut's historic markets.
Posted: October 21, 2009 11:54
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
In the Newsroom
Leveling the gender playing field in Turkey
Worldfocus correspondent Gizem Yarbil reported on female soccer players in Turkey and shares how women are pioneering a place in the traditionally male-dominated sports soccer and weightlifting.
Posted: September 11, 2009 13:51
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Q&A / Interactive
Q&A: Women’s soccer around the world
Explore the rise of women's soccer around the world with this interactive feature. Worldfocus also speaks with two sports historians about the status of female soccer players globally.
Posted: September 10, 2009 12:53
Female soccer players shoot down Turkish taboos
In much of Turkey, playing soccer is something girls simply don't do. But despite religious and cultural resistance, some women players are challenging the norm and taking to the field.
Posted: September 10, 2009 12:49
Pivotal Power (blog)
Iran v. North Korea, on and off the field
After North Korea recently beat Iran in a World Cup soccer match, Worldfocus blogger Nina Hachigian describes how the two countries match up in terms of censorship and subjugation.
Posted: June 22, 2009 09:45
One in five Israeli citizens is Arab
The history of conflict between Israel and its Arab neighbors is well-documented. A story told not nearly as often is the relationship between Arabs and Jews within Israel, as approximately one in five Israelis is Arab.
Posted: February 5, 2009 15:55