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Iraq, Mideast conflict top Arab summit agenda

Arab leaders meet in Khartoum for their annual summit Tuesday under pressure to take a more active role in

Iraq and find a common stance on dealing with a Hamas-led Palestinian government. They are also expected to discuss the three-year-old conflict in Sudan’s western Darfur region, which has killed some 300,000 people — a potentially awkward situation for host Sudanese President Omar al-Beshir. Iraq is looking for the two days of meetings to deliver an unreserved condemnation of anti-regime violence, as well as more political backing from Arab countries. Full Story

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