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Kim Dae-jung aids Korean unity in life and death

Kim Dae-jung aids Korean unity in life and death

In life and in death, Kim Dae-jung, the former South Korean president, has helped to inch the two Koreas towards warmer ties.

Kim’s “sunshine policy” led to rapprochement between the rivals in the 90s and now his death has led to a cooling of tensions that have been rising in the peninsula for the last few months, with North Korea announcing plans to send a delegation to attend his state funeral.

Tony Birtley reports from Seoul.


Arabs sceptical on Obama

Barack Obama’s failure to refer directly to the war on Gaza has left some in Arab world sceptical.

While there is hope he will adopt a more neutral stance in the Arab-Israeli conflict, many believe he simply does not have the power to change the course of US foreign policy.

Zeina Khodr has been gauging opinions in the region.