Friday's global agenda: Sudans search for peace

In other news

Al Jazeera asks if U.S. weapons are to blame for the unusually high degree of birth defects in Fallujah, Iraq.

Prime Minister Hishan Qandil of Egypt unveiled a 35-member cabinet that includes representatives of many of the country's rival political forces – including top general Hussein Tantawi as minister of defense. [The Wall Street Journal]

Britain vowed to step up “practical but non-lethal support” for rebels in Syria after Annan's decision to step down as peace envoy. [The Telegraph]

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Lawmakers ask State to refocus anti-terror efforts on Iran, Pakistan

Casey calls for creation of special envoy for Syria

Annan quits envoy role in Syria

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