Afghan women in the US watch polls closely
Tens of thousands of Afgahns live in the United States after fleeing their native country. Some of them have had to leave relatives behind.
Al Jazeera’s Mike Kirsch reports from “Little Kabul” in Fremont, California, where women are watching the Afghanistan’s presidential election closely.
They hope the outcome will improve the lives of their daughters and sisters.
In the United States, adoptions of foreign-born children are coming under greater scrutiny.
Many of the children have been traumatised or negelected, but despite their new surroundings, some suffer ongoing emotional and psychological problems.
Al Jazeera’s Rob Reynolds traveled to a ranch in the state of Montana where he met dozens of children working to put their troubled past behind them.
Barack Obama, the US president will be holding a key meeting Wednesday April 1 with Dimitry Medvedev, his Russian counterpart.
Both sides have indicated they are ready to start rebuilding US-Russian relations.
But suspicion remains, and Russia has made no secret of its plans to beef up its own military power, in the wake of Nato’s expansion towards the east.
Neave Barker reports from Moscow.