Latest International response to the War in Darfur Stories

2006-06-23 07:41:51

By Opheera McDoom KHARTOUM (Reuters) - In a rebel camp along the barren, windswept border between Sudan and Chad, dozens of trucks packed with dreadlocked fighters manning heavy machine guns are lined up.

2006-06-22 09:07:43

By Richard Waddington GENEVA (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan said on Thursday that he hoped Sudan would soon accept U.N.

2006-06-20 11:38:55

By Noel King KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudan told visiting South African President Thabo Mbeki on Tuesday that it was out of the question for U.N. troops to deploy in the troubled Darfur region of western Sudan to replace an African Union (AU) force there.

2006-06-20 07:31:25

By Noel King KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir ruled out letting U.N. troops into the Darfur region, saying he would not permit such a deployment as long as he was in power, the state news agency said on Tuesday.

2006-06-15 06:51:23

By Opheera McDoom KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudan said on Thursday the International Criminal Court did not have jurisdiction over crimes in the violent Darfur region and no officials would be interrogated by the court.

2006-06-14 17:47:17

By Irwin Arieff UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor said on Wednesday he expects to file a series of charges of atrocities against civilians in Sudan's Darfur region but gave no timetable.

2006-06-12 07:20:05

By Opheera McDoom KUTUM, Sudan (Reuters) - For African Union forces in violent Darfur, life is tough. They tread a thin line between suspicious parties to the conflict, salaries are paid late, and they live in one of the world's harshest climates.

2006-06-10 09:27:55

By Opheera McDoom KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Senior United Nations and African Union officials opened unprecedented talks in Khartoum on Saturday, part of a long and painstaking process to convince the government to accept UN peacekeeping troops in Darfur.

2006-06-09 19:23:27

By Evelyn Leopold EL FASHER, Sudan (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council heard strong opposition on Friday to a robust United Nations force in Darfur and was told a recent peace pact had stoked violence within squalid camps for homeless war victims.

2006-06-09 05:39:03

By Opheera McDoom KHARTOUM (Reuters) - A rare high-level joint U.N. and African Union team arrived in Sudan on Friday hoping to convince Khartoum to accept U.N. peacekeeping troops in Darfur and plan for their deployment.

Word of the Day
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.