Palestinan election officials announced Sunday that the vote to choose a successor for late Palestinian president Yasser Arafat would be extended by two hours until 9 PM local time (2 PM ET) to accommodate what they described as a heavy turnout and also to compensate for confusion at the main east Jerusalem polling station where [...]

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A peace agreement ceremoniously signed in Nairobi, Kenya, Sunday between the Sudanese government (official website here) and the southern Sudan People's Liberation Movement (official website here; profile here) formally ended a 21-year civil war, the longest-running internal struggle on the African continent. The deal outlines power and resource sharing plans intended to stabiize relations between [...]

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Ten former directors of Enron have agreed to pay $168 million to settle a lawsuit by shareholders, according to lead plaintiff University of California. The settlement, announced Friday, involves an out-of-pocket payment by the former directors of $13 million, with the rest being provided by insurance. The lawsuit had claimed that the Enron executives deceive [...]

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US-led forces have detained a top figure in the Muslim militant network in Iraq and an ally of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the US military said in a statement Saturday. The man arrested, Abdul Aziz Sa'dun Ahmed Hamduni, also known as Abu Ahmed, admitted coordinating and conducting "terrorist operations" in the city of Mosul according to [...]

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A judge in Chile accused former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet on Friday of having false passports just days after he was placed under house arrest for human rights charges. Special judge Sergio Munoz made the accusation in a court filing but did not say how Pinochet obtained the passports were obtained or whether they were [...]

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Afghan authorities have arrested an Afghan supreme court judge in connection with an August car bomb attack that killed ten people, including three Americans, outside a US security firm in Kabul. Judge Naqibullah, who like many Afghans goes by one name, was arrested after two men accused of organizing the bombing told investigator they had [...]

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