Sir David Frost
Every week, Sir David Frost, one of the most celebrated broadcasters, offers you a programme which takes its stories and guests from every part of the globe.
 
The world's news makers will be interviewed with Sir David's incisive style.
 
Sir David will get behind the headlines and examine the decisions and policies which shape global politics today.
 
 

Coming up this week on Frost over the World:

 
Marwan Hamade
 
Marwan Hamade, the Lebanese minister for
telecoms, joins the show from Paris
The assassination of General Francois al-Hajj, the Lebanese army's chief of operations and the man slated to become the next army chief, along with three others has ensured that the country's political crisis has now become a military one as well.
 
Marwan Hamade, the Lebanese minister for Telecoms who was himself the target of a failed assassination attempt, joins the show from Paris.
 
He tells Sir David that the latest assassination marks "a new page in the history of Lebanon" and that the country is "witnessing a systematic targeting of Lebanese civilian and military institutions".
 
Sir David asks him if he believes that the UN investigation into the assassination of Rafiq al-Hariri, the former prime minister, will really get results.
 
Ruth Lea
 
Economist Ruth Lea says lack of confidence
is a key factor in the credit crisis
Just days after the US federal bank cut interest rates for the third time this year, five of the world's biggest banks, clubbed together, promising to inject funds into the stricken money markets. 
 
This is the latest and most dramatic attempt to stop the credit crisis from tipping economies into recession, but will it work?
 
Sir David is joined by economist Ruth Lea to discuss what is in store for the global economy.
 
 
Wilfried Martens

The former prime minister of Belgium joins the
show from Brussels
 
One year ago the Belgian TV channel RTBF caused uproar when it announced that the Flemish part of Belgium had declared independence. It was a spoof intended to provoke debate but one year on it looks to some as though the joke may be coming true.
 
In June Belgians went to the polls for a general election. Six months on and the warring Flemish and French parties still cannot agree on a government and Flemish separatists are suggesting that a split is the only solution.
 
A similar crisis 20 years ago was averted by Wilfried Martens, the then prime minister.
 
He joins the show from Brussels to discuss the current political deadlock and where he believes the crisis will end.
 
Nazenin Ansari
 
Nazenin Ansari discusses the findings of the
NIE report and what they mean for Iran
Next week, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the Iranian president, will perform the pilgrimage to Mecca. The formal invitation from King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia seems to mark an improvement in relations between Iran and its neighbours.
 
It came just days after the US National Intelligence Estimate concluded that Iran had halted its nuclear weapons programme in 2003.
 
Despite the report's findings, George Bush, the US president, warned that Iran still remains a threat.
 
Nazenin Ansari, an Iranian journalist, joins the show to discuss whether Bush is right about Iran remaining a threat, what the report reveals about Iran's nuclear programme and US intelligence and whether its findings were a triumph for Iran.
 
 
Khalid Abdalla
 
Khalid Abdalla plays the lead role in the film
of the bestselling book The Kite-Runner
The 2003 bestselling novel by the Afghan-American writer Khaled Hosseini is now on the big screen.
 
The Kite-Runner tells the story of a boy haunted by the guilt of betraying his childhood friend and has as its background three decades of Afghanistan's history - from before the Soviet invasion to the rise of the Taliban.
 
Actor Khalid Abdalla joins Sir David to discuss the film, including its controversial homosexual rape scene, learning to fly kites and speak Dari in Afghanistan and filming in China.
 
 
Sammy Gitau
 
Sammy Gitau says he feels 'on top of the world'
after receiving his Masters degree
Kenyan Sammy Gitau was born into a life of poverty and crime in a Nairobi slum.
 
When he was about 24 he found a discarded prospectus for UK's Manchester University in a rubbish dump.
 
After years of studying hard and fighting for the right to come to Britain Sammy, who had had only three or four years of education as a child, has just been awarded a Masters degree.

He tells Sir David about how waking up in a hospital bed after overdosing on drugs to discover that he had been there for three months inspired him to change his life and those of others like him.
 
 
Frost Over The World airs at 18:00GMT every Friday on Al Jazeera English and is repeated during the week.
 
This episode of Frost over the World aired from December 14, 2007
 

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