Mahmood Abbas is sworn is as the new Palestinian president ….in his
inaugural speech, he condemns violence and urges an immediate cease fire.
A military jury sentences Specialist Charles Graner to 10 years in prison for
his leading role in Abu Ghraib torture scandal. .. .
Iraqi authorities may take measures to protect voters in the upcoming national election.
China and Taiwan make a landmark deal to allow non-stop charter flights
over the Chinese new year holidays. . ..