Darfur: Largest Rebel Faction Accepts Peace Deal

DARFUR UPDATE

Darfur Rebels 'Agree Peace Deal'

Darfur's largest rebel group accepts a peace deal with the Sudan government but two smaller groups still hold out. (BBC)

Q&A: Sudan's Darfur Conflict
(BBC)

Analysis: Why It Takes A Television Series To Draw Attention To A Real-Life Human Drama

After 180,000 deaths, American news media leave the story of Sudan to celebrities and ER (The Guardian)

HARIRI INVESTIGATION-BANK FRAUD?

Beirut Bombshell

The assassination of a former Prime Minister may have been linked to the collapse of Lebanon's Bank al-Madina. (Fortune)

U.S.

Former Marine Pleads Guilty to Spying

A former Marine Sergeant who spied from inside the White House has pleaded guilty in federal court in New Jersey to espionage charges. (ABC News)

US Denies Terror Suspect Torture

The US has defended its treatment of suspects detained in the war on terror, telling a UN committee that it considers the use of torture as wrong. (BBC)

Pentagon Surfing Thousands of Jihad Sites

A Pentagon research team monitors more than 5,000 jihadist Web sites, focusing daily on the 25 to 100 most hostile and active, defense officials say. (AP)

TSA Takes 10 Hours to Discover Its Test Image Caused a Bomb Scare

At 1:37 p.m. last Wednesday, an alert Transportation Safety Agency screener at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport spotted what looked like a bomb — see the ABC exclusive X-Ray image — and pressed his alarm. That was just about the last thing the TSA did right in terms of identifying the image. (ABC News)

EXTRADITION

Madrid Bombs Suspect To Be Extradited

Two high court judges today ruled that a man suspected of involvement in the Madrid train bombings should be extradited to Spain from the UK. (The Guardian)

TSUNAMI RELIEF

Aid Group Reports Financial Lapses in Tsunami Relief

Oxfam International, the global relief organization, said yesterday that a seven-week investigation of fraud in its operation in Aceh Province, Indonesia, had found evidence of $22,000 in losses. (NY Times)

IRAN/AZERBAIJAN

Ahmadinejad Seeks Regional Support As Pressure Mounts On Iran

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad flew Thursday to neighboring Azerbaijan to seek regional support as Tehran reiterated its right to nuclear power. (The Daily Star-Lebanon)

Analysis: Azerbaijan: Balancing Tehran and Washington

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev met Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in Baku, Azerbaijan, on May 4 as part of the Economic Cooperation Organization summit. (StratFor)

IRAQ NEWS

Baghdad Morgue Receives 35-50 Bodies Daily

An average of 35 to 50 bodies, most of them with gunshot wounds, are brought to Baghdad's main morgue every day, likely victims of sectarian killings, its deputy director said on Thursday. (Reuters)

U.S. Tells of Iraq Insurgents' New Tactics

Memo released by the military is attributed to Zarqawi's group. It calls for civil war with Shiites. (LA Times)

General: Zarqawi 'Bloopers' Tape Found

Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the most wanted man in Iraq, doesn't exactly look like a terrorist mastermind in a new videotape released by the U.S. military today. (ABC News)

US Urges Respect For Iraqi Sovereignty

The US government has called on Iraq's neighbours to respect the country's territorial sovereignty, with Turkey massing troops along its border with northern Iraq. (Al Jazeera)

ANALYSIS & OPINION

How Not to Fight Terrorism

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