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High stakes as Obama meets with Israeli prime minister

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High stakes as Obama meets with Israeli prime minister

U.S. President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met for two hours at the White House on Monday. Daniel Levy of the New America Foundation discusses the issues raised at the meeting, including dealing with Iran and efforts to get Israel and the Palestinians to resume negotiations.

Posted: May 18, 2009 13:00   Comments: 5
Gay men in Jamaica must lead two separate lives

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Gay men in Jamaica must lead two separate lives

Lisa Biagiotti shares the story of a gay Jamaican who received asylum in the U.S. on the basis of his sexuality. Though he is free from persecution, he still wrestles with issues of secrecy and religion, and his family in Jamaica still doesn't know he's gay.

Posted: May 18, 2009 12:08   Comments: 11
Congress wins decisive victory in India’s elections

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Congress wins decisive victory in India’s elections

India's Congress Party won a landslide victory in national elections. Arvind Panagariya of Columbia University discusses the main issues of the election and what the U.S. and Pakistan can expect from Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during his second term in office.

Posted: May 18, 2009 11:56   Comments: 2
Election results set course for India’s future

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Election results set course for India’s future

In India, the results of national elections are in, and they give the Congress Party a landslide victory. Worldfocus contributor Luv Puri assesses what the results will mean for internal Indian politics as well as the country's relations with the United States and Pakistan.

Posted: May 18, 2009 10:33   Comments: 2
Opposition leader arrested in Myanmar over U.S. intruder

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Opposition leader arrested in Myanmar over U.S. intruder

In Myanmar, pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi was arrested again on Thursday and charged with violating the terms of her house arrest, which was supposed to conclude at the end of this month. An American man, John William Yettaw, swam across a lake and spent time at her home, though she reportedly told him to leave.

Posted: May 14, 2009 11:32   Comments: 1
Muslim entrepreneurs adhere to Islam’s economic code

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Muslim entrepreneurs adhere to Islam’s economic code

Islam's economic code strictly forbids borrowing money on interest. Worldfocus contributor Luv Puri explores how Muslim-American entrepreneurs are reconciling the economic guidelines of their faith with the capitalist system in the U.S.

Posted: May 14, 2009 10:46   Comments: 3
Obama hosts summit with Afghanistan, Pakistan leaders

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Obama hosts summit with Afghanistan, Pakistan leaders

The presidents of Afghanistan and Pakistan traveled to Washington for critical meetings with U.S. President Barack Obama and other top administration officials on Wednesday. Daniel Markey of the Council on Foreign Relations discusses what may come from the summit.

Posted: May 6, 2009 12:28   Comments: 1
Ask an expert your questions on the H1N1 flu virus

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Ask an expert your questions on the H1N1 flu virus

Stephen Morse of Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health discusses how he sees the H1N1 flu epidemic playing out over the next few months in Mexico, the U.S. and the world. Ask Professor Morse your questions about the virus here.

Posted: May 5, 2009 11:27   Comments: 8
Beirut’s American University preaches tolerance, democracy

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Beirut’s American University preaches tolerance, democracy

The American University of Beirut is an oasis in the Middle East, a place where diversity of opinion and freedom of thought is not only tolerated, but encouraged.

Posted: April 28, 2009 16:16   Comments: 3
Hezbollah heads into mainstream Lebanese life and politics

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Hezbollah heads into mainstream Lebanese life and politics

Some call it a state within a state; a movement that is all too willing to fill any gaps it perceives left open by the government. Hezbollah, with its close ties to Iran, has become very influential in Lebanon -- and though the U.S. government considers them terrorists, they are heroes to their many followers.

Posted: April 27, 2009 15:56   Comments: 16

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