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2006-08-29 14:52:06

By Irwin Arieff UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Britain and the United States called for a vote on Thursday on a U.N. resolution to allow the United Nations to begin assembling a peacekeeping force for Sudan's Darfur region, despite opposition from the government in Khartoum. The resolution would require the Sudanese government's consent before actual deployment, but Western powers expect Khartoum to eventually accept a U.N. presence in Darfur, as it already has in southern Sudan. "I...

2006-08-29 11:59:02

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 achieve her mission 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...

2006-08-29 10:47:23

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Sudan's president met with U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Jendayi Frazer in the capital Khartoum on Tuesday after failing to secure a meeting with him a day earlier, John Bolton, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, said. Frazer went to Khartoum at the weekend to deliver a strong message to Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir that he must accept U.N. peacekeeping troops in the war-torn western Darfur region. She extended her stay on Monday...

2006-08-29 07:16:30

By Opheera McDoom KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudanese Islamist leaders say they will take up arms against United Nations peacekeepers if they deploy to Darfur, and some have warned they will also fight the Khartoum government if it agrees to the force. The threats conjure up a disturbing image of more bloodshed in the western Darfur region, where tens of thousands of people have been killed in more than three years of conflict, described as "genocide" by the United States. Despite Sudan's...

2006-08-28 15:15:53

By Opheera McDoom KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudan ignored U.S. pressure to accept U.N. troops in Darfur, snubbing Washington's top diplomat on Africa on Monday and boycotting a critical U.N. Security Council debate on quelling violence in Sudan's west. U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Jendayi Frazer in Khartoum to deliver a strong message to President Omar Hassan al-Bashir that he must accept U.N. troops was forced to extend her stay another day to try to get an audience with Bashir....

2006-08-28 05:31:15

By Opheera McDoom KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudan ignored U.S. pressure to accept U.N. troops in Darfur, sidelining Washington's top diplomat on Africa on Monday ahead of a critical U.N. Security Council debate on taming Sudan's violent western region. U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Jendayi Frazer hoped to deliver a strong message to President Omar Hassan al-Bashir that he must accept U.N. troops but it was not clear he would meet with her. Frazer was greeted by an angry crowd telling...

2006-08-27 19:20:03

By Opheera McDoom KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudan is engaged in a military build-up in its remote Darfur region despite a May peace deal, threatening to create a new human rights catastrophe unless U.N. troops are deployed soon, rights groups Amnesty said on Monday. The Security Council will on Monday discuss a draft resolution proposing deployment of around 20,000 U.N. troops and police, despite Khartoum's rejection of any Darfur mission. But Amnesty International in a statement on...

2006-08-26 16:07:48

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - An American journalist appeared in court in Darfur on Saturday on charges of espionage and entering the country illegally, his lawyers and other sources said. Paul Salopek, a writer on assignment for National Geographic magazine, was arrested last week for crossing into Sudan via Darfur's long and porous border with neighbouring Chad. "He obtained an adjournment for two weeks for us to prepare our case," said his lawyer, Mohamed Khalil. "The court atmosphere...

2006-08-26 14:36:13

Makes clear in second paragraph that Salopek is a writer and not a photographer. KHARTOUM (Reuters) - An American journalist appeared in court in Darfur on Saturday on charges of espionage and entering the country illegally, his lawyers and other sources said. Paul Salopek, a writer on assignment for National Geographic magazine, was arrested last week for crossing into Sudan via Darfur's long and porous border with neighboring Chad. "He obtained an adjournment for two weeks for us...

2006-08-26 10:54:12

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - An American journalist appeared in court in Darfur on Saturday on charges of espionage and entering the country illegally, his lawyers and other sources said. Paul Salopek, a photographer for National Geographic magazine, was arrested last week for crossing into Sudan via Darfur's long and porous border with neighboring Chad. "He obtained an adjournment for two weeks for us to prepare our case," said his lawyer, Mohamed Khalil. "The court atmosphere was very...


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