Matthew Bell

Global Politics

Life Getting Worse for Egypt's Poor

Egyptians voted on ratifying their new constitution. It's being billed as a bold step in democratic reform. But Egypt's poor are being left out of the process, as The World's Matthew Bell reports, that's especially true for the poorest Egyptians.

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Conflict & Justice

A new direction for post 9-11 policies

President Obama led the country today in remembering the attacks of September 11, 2001. Mr. Obama promised to transform US policies forged in the wake of 9-11. The World's Matthew Bell looks at the change and the continuity in the president's approach.

Arts, Culture & Media

Yom Kippur: Kids and bikes in Tel Aviv

Today is Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the year on the Jewish calendar. In Israel, the �day of atonement� means that much of the country simply stops. In Tel Aviv, the holiday has turned into a festival of bicycles. The World's Matthew Bell reports.

Global Politics

India's stake in Afghanistan

The Taliban says it carried out a suicide bombing near the Indian embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, killing at least 17 people.It would be the second attack on the embassy. The World's Matthew Bell looks at what's at stake for India in the Afghanistan war.

Global Politics

Dealing with Pakistan's insurgency

Four recent militant attacks in Pakistan � including one over the weekend against the Army headquarters in Islamabad � raise questions about how Pakistan is cracking down on militant groups. The World's Matthew Bell reports.

Global Politics

Clinton in Russia for talks

Hillary Clinton met with her Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in Moscow. At a joint news conference, the two said that there has been considerable progress to reduce their nuclear arsenals. The World's Matthew Bell takes a closer look.

Global Politics

Pakistan says US aid bill asks too much

Today President Obama signed legislation authorizing additional aid to Pakistan. But some Pakistani officials are not happy with the additional aid. They say it comes with too many strings attached. The World's Matthew Bell has the story.

Global Politics

Power sharing in Afghanistan?

Afghanistan might be heading toward a power sharing agreement between the two leading presidential candidates. The model has been tried in other nations but the results were mixed, as The World's Matthew Bell reports.

Conflict & Justice

Boston terrorism arrest

A man has been charged with terrorism-related offenses that include plotting to kill people in an American shopping mall. Tarek Mehanna was charged with conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists. Matthew Bell reports.