Archivi giornalieri: gennaio 20, 2009

Israel’s political battle

Israel launched its war on Gaza in the run-up to its elections next month.

Jacky Rowland reports that the two campaigns, military and political, have been inextricably linked, and the faces most closely associated with the war are now presenting themselves as the best leaders for Israel.

Afghanistan struggles with unemployment

As president, Obama has promised to shift the focus of the so-called war on terror from Iraq to Afghanistan.

He’s pledged to improve security and increase pressure on the Taliban.

But many Afghans are hoping the new US leader will also help fight poverty.

Teresa Bo reports from Kabul.