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Yemen's fight with al Qaeda

The US helping Yemen fight al-Qaeda should not pressure to carry out reforms, Yemen's foreign minister Abu Bakr al-Qirbi said this week. Jeb Sharp speaks with Ali Muthana, Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs for Yemen about Yemen's relationship with the US.

Global Politics

al Qaeda in Canada

An al Qaeda-inspired plot is making headlines in Canada. It involves a home-grown plot that allegedly targeted major landmarks in Toronto. This week, one of the alleged ringleaders went on trial. Anita Elash has more from Toronto.

Global Politics

Bush warns Obama on security

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Georgetown University security expert Bruce Hoffman about one of the statements by President Bush today at his press conference. Mr. Bush warned President-elect Obama that the biggest threat facing the United States is another terrorist attack.

Global Politics

Russia set to resume gas supply

Crucial Russian gas supplies to Europe appear set to resume. That's welcome news for hundreds of thousands of Europeans who've lost heating in their homes. The World's Gerry Hadden has the latest on how the crisis was resolved.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

Australia's Whitsunday Islands are the answer to today's Geo Quiz. Tourism authorities there are looking for an island caretaker to promote tourism to the islands in and around Australia's Great Barrier Reef. The successful candidate will have to write a weekly blog to help generate a buzz and travel throughout the islands 6 months of the year.

Global Politics

The poet of Baghdad

Nabeel Yasin is a highly-acclaimed Iraqi poet who was blacklisted in his country for refusing to write poems glorifying Saddam Hussein's regime. Now he's back in his homeland where he's running for prime minister. Jeb Sharp talks with Yasin.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer interview

For today's Geo Quiz we were looking for the name of an area described as the ?land of flowers? on a Chinese map from 1602. The answer is Florida. Anchor Jeb Sharp speaks with Deanna Marcum, Associate Librarian at the Library of Congress.

Arts, Culture & Media

Nguyen Le

Our Global Hit today references another cultural icon from China. It's from around the same time period as the Ricci map; an epic novel, Journey to the West. The World's Marco Werman met a musician who found inspiration in that epic volume.

Israeli forces in urban areas

Israel continued its offensive in Gaza today. Now Israeli forces have moved into the more densely populated areas of the Palestinian territory. An Israeli army spokeswoman says that's where Hamas is mostly hiding. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with The World's Quil Lawrence.