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2006-01-06 11:12:15

CAIRO (Reuters) - The U.N. refugee agency said on Friday it had interviewed most of some 600 Sudanese whom Egypt wants to deport because it says they are illegal immigrants. The U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has asked the government not to deport any of the group, who were detained after a Sudanese protest last month ended in clashes with police. Twenty-seven Sudanese were killed in the violence. The agency has been given access to determine the legal status of those in...

2006-01-04 14:25:25

By Betel Miarom N'DJAMENA (Reuters) - Chad's President Idriss Deby urged the United Nations on Wednesday to take control of Sudan's volatile Darfur region because he said Khartoum was using the conflict there to destabilize neighboring states. Deby, who faces threats from rebel attacks on Chad's eastern frontier with Sudan and from army desertions at home, made the call during a meeting of central African leaders which he convened in N'Djamena to discuss tensions with Khartoum. The...

2006-01-03 14:53:17

By Mohammed Abbas and Samer Elatrash CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt plans to expel about 650 Sudanese, a spokeswoman said on Tuesday, despite assuring the United Nations' refugee agency it would not do so after at least 27 refugees were killed last week when police ended a protest. Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Fatma el-Zahraa Etman said the Sudanese would be repatriated by boat on Thursday. "There are 645 Sudanese who are going to go back to Sudan. They are leaving by boat on Thursday ......

2005-12-30 15:33:37

By Samer Elatrash CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian riot police on Friday stormed a protest camp in Cairo set up by thousands of Sudanese refugees, sparking clashes that left 23 Sudanese dead, officials and witnesses said. Witnesses said police beat the refugees with truncheons and used water cannon to drive them from the squalid camp in a small park in a affluent part of the Egyptian capital, where they had been staging a protest for three months. About 4,000 police ringed the site, near...

2005-12-30 12:58:19

By Samer Elatrash CAIRO (Reuters) - Some 2,000 Egyptian riot police stormed a camp of Sudanese refugees on Friday, sparking clashes that left at least 20 Sudanese dead and more than 100 police and others injured, officials and witnesses said. Witnesses said police beat those in the camp with truncheons after officials had failed to persuade them to board buses to move them from an affluent part of Cairo to another site. The Interior Ministry said the Sudanese died in a stampede at...

2005-12-30 09:22:48

By Samer Elatrash CAIRO (Reuters) - At least 10 Sudanese refugees died and around 50 were injured on Friday when Egyptian police dispersed a three-month sit-in by thousands of Sudanese demanding to be moved to another country, officials said. The head of the local ambulance service, who did not want to be named, said 20 bodies had been taken to medical centers, but the number could not immediately be confirmed. The Interior Ministry said 10 people had died in what it said was a...

2005-12-30 05:52:08

By Samer Elatrash CAIRO (Reuters) - At least 10 Sudanese protesters died and around 30 were injured on Friday when Egyptian police dispersed a protest by thousands of Sudanese demanding to be relocated to another country, officials said. The head of the local ambulance service, who did not want to be named, said 20 bodies had been taken to medical facilities, but this figure could not immediately be confirmed. The Interior Ministry said 10 people had died in what it said was a...

2005-12-28 06:23:18

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudan on Wednesday denied Chadian accusations it was supporting dissidents trying to oust President Idriss Deby and said an African Union summit would go ahead in Khartoum in January. Chadian army dissidents launched two attacks against the Chadian border town of Adre last week and the Chadian government said they chased the rebel back into the neighboring Sudanese Darfur region, where they say the rebels have bases. Deby on Tuesday said Sudan was helping the...

2005-12-22 16:15:56

By Opheera McDoom EL-GENEINA, Sudan (Reuters) - Chadian rebels said on Thursday they planned an offensive to try to oust President Idriss Deby, who vowed to resist and pursue them in neighboring Sudan if necessary. Mohamed Nour, president of the recently formed rebel group, Rally for Democracy and Liberty (RDL), told Reuters in a telephone interview that an attack by his forces on a Chadian border town last Sunday was a purely tactical move. "We only used less then one sixth of our...

2005-12-21 09:38:52

By Opheera McDoom EL-GENEINA, Sudan (Reuters) - Police opened fire and shot tear gas at Darfuri students trying to organize a demonstration on Wednesday against an attack on a village in Sudan's western region which killed 20 people, witnesses said. Four vehicles with machine guns and two tanks guarded the governor's office as truckloads of soldiers and police raced through the state capital el-Geneina's dusty streets, two days after Arab militia attacked Abu Surooj village in West...


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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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