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Arab summit to take stand on Bashir

Arab leaders have gathered in Qatar to attend the 21st summit of the Arab League.

Besides trying to ease regional rifts, leaders have placed the arrest warrant issued against Omar al-Bashir, Sudan’s president, high on their agenda.

Al Jazeera’s Hashem Ahelbarra reports from Khartoum.

Syria returns to international political stage

Syria has achieved a dramatic political come back over the past year on both an international and regional level.

Al Jazeera’s Rula Amin reports on how Arab leaders have been engaging with Damascus after years of shunning it in anger over what they see as its role in fueling regional troubles.

Job losses hurt US small town

In a series of special reports, Al Jazeera is looking at towns around the world that are feeling the impact of the global economic downturn. In the US, Al Jazeera’s Cath Turner traveled to the town of Danville, Virginia, where the unemployment rate is more than twice the national average.

Washington HIV-AIDS epidemic rises

The US capital is suffering an epidemic of HIV and AIDS.

The city’s health department says three per cent of residents are living with AIDS, or HIV, a 22 per cent increase since 2006.

It means infections are spreading faster in Washington than in some cities in Africa.

Al Jazeera’s Monica Villamizar reports from Washington.