- Making News: Saudi Prince Gives Militants a Month to Surrender
Saudi Arabia-s Crown Prince Abdullah made a rare appearance on state television today to offer limited amnesty for Muslim militants who have committed acts of terror. Richard Harrison, senior reporter for the English-language daily, Arab News, says the Prince was moved to propose judgment under Sharia law in the face of worldwide response to recent violence in the region.
- Reporter's Notebook: The US, UN and War Crimes Prosecution
International uproar over American abuse of prisoners in Iraq and Afghanistan has led the Bush administration to change its tune at the UN. Lacking the nine nations needed to get a resolution passed by the Security Council, the US has abandoned its campaign to exempt American peacekeepers from the International Criminal Court. Colum Lynch, who covers the UN for the Washington Post, says the US will settle instead for limited exposure.
Saudi Press Agency on Prince Abdullah's offer of pardon
Arkin's article comparing Kerry to Bush
Greider's article on the 'war' on terror
UN Secretary General Kofi Annan against granting peace-keepers immunity for war crime prosecution