- Newsmaker: Political Chaos in Venezuela
In Venezuela, the fifth largest oil producer in the world, the strike continues against leftist President Hugo Chavez. In many cities, banks, shopping centers and markets have closed. Oil prices already have been affected. Next, there could be problems of oil supplies. Freelance journalist Phil Gunson, who is in Caracas, has details on the strike-s object, the push for early elections and the danger to the world-s oil supplies.
- Reporter's Notebook: Ramadan Takes on a New Look
The world of Islam is often treated as a monolith in the Western press, but Muslim countries are increasingly diverse, especially in westernized metropolitan centers. One measure of change is the celebration of Ramadan, which ends tonight. The month-long holiday requires fasting and prayer by day, followed by family oriented dinners. Yet, in Amman, Jordan, the Wall Street Journal-s Lee Gomes found something quite different.
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