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2006-08-07 17:17:29

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A leading U.S. business group filed a lawsuit in federal court on Monday aimed at striking down sanctions the state of Illinois has imposed on Sudan in response to ongoing violence in Darfur. The National Foreign Trade Council includes major multinational corporations such as Boeing Co., Caterpillar Inc., Chevron Corp., Exxon Mobil Corp., Microsoft Corp., Ford Motor Co., General Motors Corp. and DaimlerChrysler AG. Its case targets what the group says is a...

2006-08-07 14:59:17

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A leading U.S. business group filed a lawsuit in federal court on Monday aimed at striking down sanctions that the state of Illinois has imposed on Sudan in response to ongoing violence in Darfur. The National Foreign Trade Council includes major multinational corporations such as Boeing Co., Caterpillar Inc., Chevron Corp., Exxon Mobil Corp., Microsoft Corp., Ford Motor Co., General Motors Corp. and DaimlerChrysler AG. Its case targets what the group says is a...

2006-07-31 19:04:28

By Irwin Arieff UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan proposed on Monday a large and highly mobile peacekeeping force for Sudan's Darfur region, numbering up to 24,000 troops and international police officers. The requirements for the force, which would surpass the 17,500-strong U.N. force in the Democratic Republic of Congo as the largest U.N. peacekeeping mission, were outlined in a report to the U.N. Security Council, a copy of which was obtained by...

2006-07-29 02:30:15

By Opheera McDoom KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudanese government forces and allied militias attacked bases of a new rebel alliance in Darfur despite a cease-fire in the violent west, officials and rebels said on Saturday. An unpopular African Union-mediated peace deal was signed in May by only one of three rebel negotiating factions. Many leaders who did not sign formed a new group called the National Redemption Front (NRF), which began military operations earlier this month in the...

2006-07-26 09:24:32

By Opheera McDoom KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudan has left a 'tiny' window open for negotiation on accepting U.N. troops in its violent Darfur region, the top U.N. envoy in Khartoum said on Wednesday. Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir has refused international demands for a U.N. force in Darfur, saying it would be used as a front for the colonial ambitions of the United States and attract attacks by Islamic militants. Jan Pronk, the U.N.'s top envoy in Sudan, told reporters on...

2006-07-26 09:04:42

By Opheera McDoom KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudan has left a 'tiny' window open for negotiation on accepting U.N. troops in its violent Darfur region, the top U.N. envoy in Khartoum said on Wednesday. Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir has refused international demands for a U.N. force in Darfur, saying it would be used as a front for the colonial ambitions of the United States and attract attacks by Islamic militants. Jan Pronk, the U.N.'s top envoy in Sudan, told reporters on...

2006-07-25 06:07:59

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - A Darfur rebel leader was in Washington on Tuesday to meet President Bush, who is trying to convince Khartoum to accept U.N. peacekeepers to quell the increasing violence in Sudan's remote west. Minni Arcua Minnawi's Sudan Liberation Army (SLA) faction was the only one of three negotiating factions to sign a May peace deal in the conflict which Washington has called genocide. "He will meet Bush today," said Ali Mokhtar, a rebel SLA official, told Reuters from...

2006-07-21 06:35:27

GENEVA (Reuters) - International aid operations in refugee camps in the Zalinge area of Sudan's Darfur region have been suspended after three water workers were killed by a mob, the United Nations' refugee agency said on Friday. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said the three were beaten to death on Thursday in the region near the border with Chad in circumstances that were still unclear. It is the latest in a long list of security incidents. "UNHCR is...

2006-07-18 05:34:54

By Ingrid Melander BRUSSELS (Reuters) - World powers pressed Sudan on Tuesday to accept a United Nations peacekeeping mission in Darfur to replace an ill-equipped African Union force that has been unable to stem the violence that Washington calls genocide. The United Nations and aid agencies also urged donors at talks in Brussels involving U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan, the EU, the United States and Sudan to finance the 7,000-strong AU force for a few more months before a U.N....

2006-07-18 03:56:34

By Ingrid Melander BRUSSELS (Reuters) - World powers pressed Sudan on Tuesday to accept a United Nations peacekeeping mission in Darfur to replace an ill-equipped African Union force that has been unable to stem the violence that Washington calls genocide. Sudan said it would reject the move once more. The United Nations and aid agencies will also press donors at talks in Brussels between U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan, the EU, the United States and Sudan to finance the...


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