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2006-08-31 12:27:53

By Evelyn Leopold UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council on Thursday voted to create a United Nations peacekeeping force in Sudan's Darfur region, despite the Khartoum government's strong opposition. The vote was 12 in favor, with abstentions from Russia, China and Qatar, the only Arab council member. But the troops will not be deployed until Sudan consents. The United Nations wants to replace and absorb an African Union force in Darfur, which has only enough money to...

2006-08-31 11:01:54

By Evelyn Leopold UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council on Thursday voted to create a United Nations peacekeeping force in Sudan's Darfur region, despite the Khartoum government's strong opposition. The vote was 12 in favor, with abstentions from Russia, China and Qatar, the only Arab council member. But the troops will not be deployed until Sudan agrees. The United Nations wants to replace or absorb an African Union force in Darfur, which has only enough money to...

2006-08-31 09:57:18

By Evelyn Leopold UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council on Thursday voted to create a United Nations peacekeeping force in Sudan's Darfur region, despite the Khartoum government's strong opposition. The vote was 12 in favor, with abstentions from Russia, China and Qatar, the only Arab council member. But the troops will not be deployed until Sudan agrees. The United Nations wants to replace or absorb an African Union force in Darfur, which has only enough money to...

2006-08-31 07:28:17

By Opheera McDoom KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Darfur rebels said Sudanese planes and troops attacked villages in the western region ahead of a U.N. Security Council vote on Thursday on the deployment of U.N. peacekeepers to the region. Rights groups and Washington have accused Sudan's Khartoum-based government, which opposes the U.N. troop deployment, of a huge military build-up in recent weeks. The rebels said the new offensive began two days ago as government forces attacked and occupied...

2006-08-31 02:05:44

By Evelyn Leopold UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - A U.S.-British-drafted resolution to create a United Nations peacekeeping force in Sudan's Darfur region faces a vote on Thursday but troops will not be deployed without consent from the Khartoum government. So far Sudan has refused to allow the United Nations to replace or absorb an African Union force in Darfur, which has only enough money to exist until its mandate expires on September 30 and has been unable to stop the humanitarian...

2006-08-30 16:03:16

By Evelyn Leopold UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Sudan may consent to a U.N. peacekeeping force in its Darfur region sooner than expected once the Security Council adopts a resolution authorizing it, U.S. Ambassador John Bolton said on Wednesday. Despite Khartoum's opposition, the United States and Britain are pushing for a vote on Thursday on a resolution that would augment an African Union force immediately with air, engineering and communications support and authorize a U.N....

2006-08-30 14:28:07

By Evelyn Leopold UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Sudan may consent to a U.N. peacekeeping force sooner than expected once the Security Council adopts a resolution authorizing the operation, U.S. Ambassador John Bolton said on Wednesday. Despite Khartoum's opposition, the United States and Britain are pushing for a vote on Thursday on a resolution that would augment an African Union force immediately with air, engineering and communications support and authorize a U.N. operation of up to...

2006-08-30 02:25:31

By Opheera McDoom and Irwin Arieff KHARTOUM/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States and Britain plan to push for a vote on a U.N. resolution sending peacekeeping troops to Darfur, despite a fresh rejection by Sudan on Tuesday of any deployment of U.N. troops there. The U.S. and British sponsored resolution would authorize the deployment of 20,000 U.N. troops and police in Darfur to take over from some 7,000 African Union troops, who have been unable to end bloodshed in the...

2006-08-29 15:47:45

By Opheera McDoom and Irwin Arieff KHARTOUM/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States and Britain plan to push for a vote on a U.N. resolution sending peacekeeping troops to Darfur, despite a fresh rejection by Sudan on Tuesday of any deployment of U.N. troops there. The U.S. and British sponsored resolution would authorize the deployment of 20,000 U.N. troops and police in Darfur to take over from some 7,000 African Union troops, who have been unable to end bloodshed in the...

2006-08-29 13:28:06

By Opheera McDoom KHARTOUM (Reuters) - After a two-day wait, top U.S. official Jendayi Frazer met Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir on Tuesday but failed to persuade him to accept U.N. troops in the violent Darfur region. Frazer, U.S. assistant secretary of state for African affairs, had flown to Khartoum to convince Sudan to agree to the deployment of more than 20,000 U.N. troops and police in Darfur to take over from a struggling African Union mission there. "They met ......


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  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
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