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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 11:45:39

GENEVA (Reuters) - A Sudanese national working for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), who was abducted in Sudan's Darfur region by an armed group two weeks ago, is dead, the humanitarian agency said on Wednesday. The Swiss-based agency said that it had not yet recovered the body of the 31-year-old man, who was not named, nor had it any details of how he was killed. He was the first ICRC staff member to die in Darfur, where tens of thousands of people have been...

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 ......

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...