Iraq Announces Arrest of Saddam's Nephew
Iraq on Wednesday announced the arrest in Lebanon of a nephew of Saddam Hussein for crimes allegedly committed after the fall of Saddam's regime. (AP)
Ex-Official Testifies in Defense of Saddam
A former Iraqi foreign minister and deputy prime minister testified Wednesday for the defense in the trial of Saddam Hussein, saying the regime had to strike back with a crackdown on a Shiite town after an assassination attempt on the former Iraqi leader in 1982. (International Herald Tribune)
ANALYSIS & OPINION
Should We Pay The Ransoms?
The majority of hostages in Iraq were released after their governments, companies or even their families had paid the captors to secure their rescue. (Asharq al Awsat)
The Problem of Security on U.S. Transportation
Two University of South Florida students from Saudi Arabia remained in a Tampa, Fla., jail May 23 following their arrests four days earlier on trespassing charges stemming from their unauthorized ride on a public school bus that was transporting high school students to classes. Authorities arrested Mana Saleh Almanajam and Shaker Mohsen Alsidran when the bus they had hopped near the university arrived at nearby Wharton High School. (Stratfor)
The Mexican Election
Watching Felipe Calderon brush past previous front-runner Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador in the Mexican presidential race is reason for cautious optimism. (Washington Times)
UN Has Difficulty Finding Darfur Peacekeepers
The consequences of a failure by the African Union (AU), the international community and the United Nations to strategically plan and enforce a peace agreement in Darfur and maintain order along the Sudan/Chad and Central African Republic (CAR) borders will have a dire affect resulting in increased refugee populations, civilian deaths and human rights abuses, and possibly disruption of oil supplies for Africa and the rest of the world. (African News Dimension)
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