Brazil's Straw Hat project helps women leave abusive situations
Saudi, Iran and the 'war' over the Hajj stampede
Inside Story | 05 Dec 2010 15:07 GMT | Politics, US & Canada, United States
The seventh round of the Manama dialogue is taking place. The event is held every year to discuss issues relating to the Gulf region, but this round of talks are taking place in the shadow of the latest release of US diplomatic cables by WikiLeaks.The Gulf is one of the world's most important strategic areas, but also one of its most volatile. And the leaked cables have revealed that relations between Gulf countries - particularly attitudes towards Iran - are not as they seem on the surface.Should Gulf countries work out their own security issues or will the levels of mistrust revealed by WikiLeaks prove a stumbling block? Can regional players help to pave the way for successful nuclear talks with Iran?
Joining the programme are Steven Simon, a senior fellow of Middle Eastern studies at the Council on Foreign Relations think-tank, Fahad Shulemi, a retired Kuwaiti army colonel who is now a security analyst, and Sadegh Zibakalam, a professor of politics at Tehran University.
This episode of Inside Story aired from Saturday, December 4, 2010.
Source: Al Jazeera
Iran's foreign minister tells Gulf Arab states that they should not be concerned over the country's nuclear programme.
Politics, Middle East, US & Canada, Bahrain, China
Several leaked documents show how Gulf countries and Israel sought to influence US action on Iran's nuclear ambitions.
Politics, US & Canada, Afghanistan, Bahrain, Iraq
Enbridge Energy is eyeing a major pipeline in Minnesota state, but the project faces fierce environmental opposition.
Environment, Oil spill, Energy
Plunder of Somali waters by foreign fishing vessels could mean the return of hijackings, locals warn.
Environment, Somalia, Africa
Once-thriving northeast factories waylaid by '90s economic reforms as millions of former 'employees-for-life' laid off.
Business & Economy, Unemployment, China
Frustrated by long queues, thousands of refugees register with German authorities struggling with the recent influx.
Refugees, Humanitarian crises, War & Conflict
We speak to former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, and ask a former KGB general about Russia's air strikes in Syria.
War & Conflict, Middle East, Israel
101 East follows the lives of seven people in Nanjing and asks what they think of the direction their country is taking.
Politics, Asia Pacific, China
In a Delhi slum, puppeteers, musicians, jugglers and acrobats try to unite as they wrangle with an approaching eviction.
Business & Economy, Arts & Culture, Poverty & Development
An investigation into the high rate of child sex abuse in Jamaica and the government's failure to protect its children.
Human Rights, Jamaica, Rape