Morning Brief, Monday, April 21
Khaldoon Zubeir/Getty Images Middle East and Africa Radical Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr is threatening “all-out war,” Reuters reports. Saudi Arabia is shelving plans to increase oil production, even though oil is pushing past $117 a barrel. Hamas would accept a peace agreement along the 1967 borders, according to Jimmy Carter, provided Palestinians hold a referendum ...
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Middle East and Africa
Radical Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr is threatening “all-out war,” Reuters reports.
Hamas would accept a peace agreement along the 1967 borders, according to Jimmy Carter, provided Palestinians hold a referendum on the issue that includes exiles.
More than 1,000 people a day are fleeing Zimbabwe to South Africa.
The credit crunch doesn’t seem to be bothering “high net worth individuals.”
Paraguay’s opposition pulled off its first win in more than 60 years.
2008 U.S. Elections
Behind in the latest Pennsylvania polls, Barack Obama is sharpening his attacks on Hillary Clinton. Voting is tomorrow.
Paul McCartney wants YOU to become a vegetarian.
The U.N.’s refugee agency has implicitly condemned Greece for its treatment of detainees.
Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund sees a recession ahead.
High birth rates are bad news for the Phillipines.
Asian companies and consumers are turning increasingly to genetically modified food products.
President Bush is joining is Mexican and Canadian counterparts in New Orleans for his last North American Leaders’ Summit.
British Foreign Minister David Miliband meets with Pakistan’s prime minister.
IAEA No.2 Olli Heinonen is in Iran to find out more about Iran’s nuclear weapons programs.
Blake Hounshell is a former managing editor of Foreign Policy.
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