- Making News: Mahmoud Abbas Wins Palestinian Election
Mahmoud Abbas, also known as Abu Mazen, won 62% of the votes cast in yesterday-s Palestinian election. Today, at the White House, President Bush issued an invitation he never gave to Yasser Arafat. Steven Erlanger, Jerusalem Bureau Chief for the New York Times, reports on the election's likely impact on Palestinians, Israelis and the US.
- Reporter's Notebook: Sudanese Peace Deal
In the past 15 years, some 2 million people have died in Sudan-s civil war, not just from bullets and bombs, but from disease and starvation as well. Yesterday, that country's Muslim government signed a peace treaty with Christian rebels in the south. Alfred Taban, managing editor of the Khartoum Monitor and a BBC correspondent, says the treaty does not apply to the Darfur region, and what the US has officially labeled -genocide.-
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