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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...

2006-08-25 14:28:34

By Sue Pleming WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States, which is trying to get Khartoum to accept a U.N. force in Darfur, said on Friday Sudan was preparing a new offensive in its devastated western province and that rebels there were rearming. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Jendayi Frazer, who spoke before leaving for a visit to Sudan, said the situation was getting much worse in Darfur and a U.N. force was needed urgently to stop what Washington has called...

2006-08-24 17:15:41

By Irwin Arieff UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council president challenged Sudan on Thursday to attend a meeting next week on the crisis in Darfur and said the session would go on with or without an official Sudanese presence. Nana Effah-Apenteng, Ghana's U.N. ambassador and the council president for August, acknowledged, however, that the Monday meeting would be scaled back after the Arab League asked for its postponement and Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir...

2006-08-24 14:48:53

By Sue Pleming WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush is sending a top U.S. diplomat to Khartoum to try to persuade Sudan to allow U.N. peacekeepers into Darfur, the State Department said on Thursday. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Jendayi Frazer, said she would leave for Sudan on Friday to tell President Omar Hassan al-Bashir that a U.N. force was needed urgently in Darfur to end what Washington has called genocide. "Darfur is on the verge of a dangerous...

2006-08-24 13:21:53

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Fed up with Sudan's refusal to allow U.N. peacekeepers into Darfur, President George W. Bush is sending one of his top diplomats to Khartoum to convince the government to accept such a force, the State Department said on Thursday. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Jendayi Frazer said she would leave for Sudan on Friday to discuss with its leaders how a "credible and legitimate" U.N. force can be deployed to Sudan's troubled western Darfur...

2006-08-23 14:19:13

LONDON (Reuters) - Sex attacks on displaced women collecting firewood in Sudan's war-torn Darfur region have surged to 200 a month from just a handful as security deteriorates, an international aid agency said on Wednesday. Darfuri women are forced to walk several miles into isolated bush from their camp confines to search for fuel, and a peace deal agreed in May between the Khartoum government and a Darfur rebel group has done little to bring security for them. The International...