Hurricane Sandy makes news in the US - but what about Haiti?
There's been a lot said about Hurricane Sandy in the US this week but not so much about the other countries affected by the same superstorm. Before making landfall on America's East Coast, Sandy hit Haiti - which is still struggling to recover from the massive earthquake that hit almost three years ago. Just as in the US, the authorities have declared a state of emergency, and are asking for aid to help them help the population.
Since 2001, the tribal zone of Waziristan has become a sanctuary to the Taliban, whose mastermind Baitullah Mehsud is also the US and Pakistan's most wanted man in the region. Focus looks at the threat he and the Pakistani Taliban pose.
In this edition of Focus: the fifth International AIDS Society conference is underway in Cape Town, South Africa, where seven million people are infected with HIV. Up for discussion: how is the global economic crisis affecting the fight against AIDS?
In this edition, Focus looks at Somalia where two French agents were kidnapped last week and the offices of three United Nations agencies raided. This report looks at Mogadishu, one of the most dangerous cities in the world.
In this edition of Focus: renewed protests in Iran as police clashed with opposition supporters in Tehran after a speech at Friday prayers from former Iranian president Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani criticising Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's government.