Archivi giornalieri: marzo 4, 2009

Pakistan immigrants in US fear Swat backlash

The rising power of the Taliban in Pakistan’s Swat Valley is worrying some Pakistani immigrants in the US, who are finding that even though they’re thousands of kilometres from the region, the situation is having a frightening impact on their lives.

Many of the immigrants left Swat and came to the US to try to help their families back home. But some are finding their presence in the US could be endangering them, as Kristen Saloomey reports.

ICC to decide on arrest warrant for Bashir

The International Criminal Court will decide on whether to issue an arrest warrant for Omar al-Bashir, Sudan’s President on war crime charges.

While Bashir and his constituents remain defiant, popular and political support in Sudan may not be easy to sustain.

Al Jazeera’s Mohamed Vall has more from the Sudanese capital of Khartoum.

Japan’s ailing healthcare system

Japan is the world’s second wealthiest nation, but its emergency medical services are deteriorating – in some cases with fatal results.

Al Jazeera’s Tony Cheng examines the cases of pregnant women, turned away by dozens of hospitals.

Jailed Russian oil tycoon back in court

Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the former chief of oil empire Yukos, has gone back on trial in Moscow.

Once Russia’s richest man, he now faces another 15 years behind bars for embezzlement and money laundering.

Outside court, his supporters were carted away by police as they protested his innocence.

Neave Barker reports from Moscow.