NUCLEAR SUMMIT – Will nuclear summit in Washington succeed in uniting world against nuclear proliferation?
– Gathering is an unprecedented global effort to rally effort to secure vulnerable nuclear materials so they don’t fall into hands of terrorists or rogue states
– Summit is the centerpiece of Obama’s efforts to prevent spread of nuclear weapons and technology
NORTHERN IRELAND – How resilient are violent extremist groups trying to undermine peace agreement that brought an end to decades of conflict?
– Car bomb explodes outside army barracks in the Belfast suburb of Holywood that is headquarters of British intelligence in the province
– Bombing timed to coincide with formal transfer of judicial and police powers from London to locally elected politicians in Northern Ireland
– Intelligence activities of MI-5 spy agency will remain under London’s control after devolution of police and judicial powers
SUDAN – Will first multiparty elections in more than two decades be undermined by allegations of fraud?
– Some voters complained of complicated voting procedure and the absence of pictures of presidential candidates on voting forms
– Powerful SPLM opposition group has boycotted many of races, saying the ruling National Congress Party of President Omar al-Bashir is trying to rig the poll