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Global Politics

Iran's role on Iraq

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Los Angeles Times correspondent Borzou Daragahi about Iran's role in Iraq; Daragahi has been reporting on whether skirmishes on the Iran-Iraq border have become a "proxy war" between the United States and Iran.

Iran's role in Iraq

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks to Tufts University professor Vali Nasr about the role Iran plays in the war in Iraq, as top US commander General David Petraeus told a Senate committee today that Iran played a direct role in last weeks violence in Iraq.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer: fifty miles

Fifty miles. That's about the distance separating the United States and Russia. And it's the answer to today's Geo Quiz. The World's David Leveille takes a look at an old proposal to link Siberia and mainland Alaska by tunnel.

Arts, Culture & Media

Global hit

Congress is voting on legislation that would simplify the visa application process for foreign musicians who want to perform in the U.S. The World's Marco Werman has the story.

Global Politics

Russians on film

The World's Alex Gallafent reports that Hollywood refuses to give up on Russian villains; film makers looked for new villains after the Cold War ended but now it's clear that Hollywood's fascination with Russian villains is not over.

Global Politics

Arab split over Lebanon

The World's Aaron Schachter reports that Arab nations are split over what to do about Lebanon: an Arab Summit in Syria was supposed to help heal Lebanon's political wounds, but the meeting is instead highlighting divisions within the Arab world.

Iraq sets deadline for militias

The World's Jason Margolis has the latest on the showdown between the Iraqi government and Shiite militants, as Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has given the militants a deadline of 72 hours to lay down their weapons.