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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 ......

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...

2006-08-27 01:42:35

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 and also a staff reporter for the Chicago Tribune, 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...

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...

2006-08-20 13:42:51

CAIRO (Reuters) - Arab governments on Sunday asked the U.N. Security Council to postpone a meeting on Darfur and give the Sudanese government more time to explain its plan to restore order in the troubled region. After a one-day meeting in Cairo, Arab foreign ministers also backed an extension of the mandate of the African Union peace force in Darfur until the end of the year. The United States and Britain have introduced a resolution in the Security Council that would deploy up to...

2006-08-18 16:37:42

By Michelle Nichols NEW YORK (Reuters) - Sudan's plan to send 10,500 new government troops to its Darfur region would violate a peace deal and is just a bid by Khartoum to stop the deployment of U.N. peacekeepers, a rights watchdog said on Friday. Human Rights Watch said it had obtained a copy of the plan by Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir, who is opposed to a U.N. force taking over from the under-financed African Union troops that have been the only bulwark against violence...

2006-07-17 05:59:00

By Mohammed Abbas KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sharp differences emerged on Monday between Sudan and the international community over the purpose of an upcoming conference world powers say is aimed at pushing for a United Nations peacekeeping mission in Darfur. A draft pre-conference EU declaration obtained by Reuters said the European Union, the United States and U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan will urge Sudan to allow a U.N. mission into Darfur to replace an African Union (AU) force that...


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