Archivi giornalieri: febbraio 3, 2009

Babies bearing brunt of Afghan wars

Decades of war in Afghanistan have left the health system in ruins, and the civilan population at severe risk by disease and injury.

The situation is especially grave for pregnant women. Afghanistan has some of the highest maternity and infant mortality rates in the world.

Al Jazeera’s Teresa Bo reports from the Children’s Hospital in the capital Kabul.
Categoria: Notizie e politica

Iran’s growing power worries Arab countries

Iran’s growing power and strong ties with countries and armed groups in the region, is a chief concern among Arab countries.

This influence has revived fear of the creation of the so called ”Shia Crescent.” (Majority Shia populations or strong Shia minority)

Al Jazeera’s Zeina Khodr reports from Tehran.

UN warning over Zimbabwe cholera crisis

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says the cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe has reached unprecedented proportions.

More than 3,000 people have died and about 63,000 are infected by the water-borne disease.

Al Jazeera travelled to remote parts of the country and witnessed the extent of the epidemic.

Haru Mutasa reports.