Sunday, September 15th, at 7p ET, our new Fault Lines “Elderly Incorporated” airs on Al Jazeera America. This episode, correspondent Josh Rushing investigates the growing business of elderly care, and travels throughout the US to finds out what happens when corporations put profits before…
“The transitional government is at the moment in a very difficult position. Not everyone agrees with the choice of the Prime Minister, and today after the incident we heard from the (Salafi) Nour Party, who is the kingmaker party here, that they were not agreeing with the rest of the political parties on the choice of the PM and that they were suspending their participation. The Grand Sheikh of al-Azhar on the other hand said the transitional period should not last more than 6 months and called for release of political prisoners. We also hear the condemnation of violence from the National Salvation Front, while the Muslim Brotherhood say they will not join any sorts of negotiations. So you try to find some sort of common ground but after the events today it seems further than ever.”—
Al Jazeera’s Hoda Abdel-Hamid in Cairo sums up the position of the various political groups in Egypt, saying a common ground for them seems elusive at this moment.
Would you share what books or websites you have been reading lately?
Two of my favorite books last year: Steve Jobs bio and We Die Alone. I always read the New Yorker, particularly anything by David Grann. Most of my reading tends to be driven by whatever story I’m working on for my show Fault Lines.
Beautiful photos… The Kyrgyz people of the Wakhan Corridor in Afghanistan live a traditional semi-nomadic life in an isolated, inhospitable land. There are no doctors, no trees and no roads, yet photographer Matthieu Paley keeps coming back.
Hi, I was wondering what regions or peoples of the ancient world interested you in particluar during your studies (and maybe still do).
I was interested in Ancient Greece. So when I learned to read the language I started with Homeric, then Attic and ended up with Koine Greek. To do it over, I might consider doing it in exactly the opposite order. Today I’m more fascinated with people of the present.
Dick Van Dyke is one of TV’s greats. In fact, I’m pretty sure I was in my teens before I realized Rob Petrie couldn’t actually be my favorite uncle. Have you ever wonder what TV he likes to watch? Al Jazeera.