Iraqi President Jalal Talabani said Wednesday that 1,091 people were killed in Baghdad in April, an indicator of rising sectarian violence since the February bombing of a Shiite shrine. Continue reading
The Senate has recommended the dissolution of FEMA and every level of government has come under fire for its handling of Hurricane Katrina, government organizations are launching initiatives to deal with another potentially active hurricane season. Continue reading
In Khartoum, U.N. humanitarian chief Jan Egeland pleaded with the Sudanese government to allow aid to go to the devastated Darfur region. Margaret Warner reports from Sudan on the humanitarian efforts on the ground. Continue reading
President Bush nominated Air Force Gen. Michael Hayden to serve as the Central Intelligence Agency’s next leader, sparking debate over Hayden’s military background and his role in the NSA domestic surveillance program. Two members of the House Intelligence Committee discuss the nomination and the CIA’s new direction.
Deputy Secretary of State Robert Zoellick recently returned from Africa, where he helped negotiate a peace agreement between the Sudanese government and a faction of Darfur’s largest rebel group. Zoellick outlines the main points of the agreement and the Bush administration’s stance on the crisis in Darfur.
President Bush nominated Air Force Gen. Michael Hayden to serve as the next leader of the Central Intelligence Agency Monday, re-igniting the debate over domestic surveillance efforts that Hayden oversaw as head of the National Security Agency. Continue reading