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2010-09-29 11:47:00

Ruth Messinger: White House's Investment in Sudan Diplomacy is a Crucial Step towards Lasting Peace NEW YORK, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Jewish World Service president Ruth W. Messinger today issued the following statement commending President Obama for his recent leadership in addressing the serious and complicated situation in Sudan: "President Obama has demonstrated true statesmanship in attending the recent ministerial-level meeting at the United Nations where he...

2009-09-28 17:19:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On the eve of the Principals Meeting to review the Obama Administration's Sudan Policy, The Washington Post has published a devastating portrait of the U.S. Special Envoy for Sudan, Major General Scott Gration, in action: Obama Administration Engages Sudanese Regime It Blasted, by Stephanie McCrummen. The Enough Project, Save Darfur Coalition, and Genocide Intervention Network released the following statement in reaction: "The quotes...

2009-07-30 08:55:00

Museum expresses concern for millions of civilians still at risk in Sudan WASHINGTON, July 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum announced today the update of its Google Earth initiative, Crisis in Darfur, with U.S. Department of State data that shed new light on the extent of the genocide in Darfur. The new data show that more than 3300 villages have been damaged or destroyed in the Darfur region of Sudan, primarily between 2003 - 2005. This is more...

2008-12-23 13:54:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Jewish World Service (AJWS) recently sent a letter, signed by nearly 200 rabbis, urging Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to continue blocking attempts by the United Nations Security Council at delaying justice for Sudan's president, Omar Al-Bashir. Since 2003, the Government of Sudan has been arming and organizing militias, with backing by the Sudanese army, to engage in a genocidal campaign against the people of Darfur. To date, the...

2008-11-12 15:00:08

Sudanese President Omar Hassan Bashir says he's ordering a cease-fire with rebels based in Darfur and will move to disarm pro-government militias. Bashir made the declaration Wednesday after receiving the recommendations of the Sudan People's Initiative, a Khartoum-backed plan that did not include any input from the key rebel group Justice and Equality Movement, the BBC reported. A prosecutor from the International Criminal Court in The Hague is seeking genocide charges against Bashir...

2008-08-26 03:00:21

Text of report in English by Paris-based Sudanese newspaper Sudan Tribune website on 26 August Sudanese troops today attacked the largest displaced camp located in South Darfur leaving scores dead and many more injured. An IDP representative told Sudan Tribune that 86 people were killed and 221 wounded. However other put the death figures between 50 and 122. Monday's attack is the fifth of its kind against Kalma camp which is the home of more than 90,000 people who fled their villages...

2008-08-19 15:00:30

Text of report in English by state-owned Sudanese news agency Suna website Istanbul, 19 August: President of the Republic Field Marshal Umar al-Bashir has affirmed that the government is exerting great efforts for realizing peace and stability in Darfur, pointing out that allegations on existence of genocide in Darfur are untrue and baseless and sheer lies. President Al-Bashir lauded all the political forces in Sudan that have agreed on principles for solution of Darfur problem, pointing...

2008-08-12 06:00:49

By DeWayne Wickham What China wants during these Olympics it cannot be allowed to have. More than anything else, the emerging superpower wants to bask in the glory of its role as host of the quadrennial global sports festival. It wants the worldwide embrace that traditionally has come to nations bestowed this honor. Of course, such acceptance hasn't always been merited. Nazi Germany hosted the Olympics in August 1936, just 11 months after it stripped German Jews of their citizenship...

2008-08-01 12:00:31

Excerpt from report by corporate-owned Russian news agency Interfax Moscow, 1 August: Moscow regrets the fact that concern about the request of the International Criminal Court's prosecutor to arrest Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir has not been reflected in the UN Security Council's new resolution on Darfur A Russian Foreign Ministry report circulated on Friday [1 August] says that "a possible negative turn of events in Sudan in connection with the request by the International Criminal...


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