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2006-06-06 03:33:58

By Opheera McDoom FATA BORNO CAMP, Sudan (Reuters) - Signing a peace deal to end three years of fighting that some have called genocide would normally propel a rebel leader into the ranks of national hero.

2006-06-05 16:17:49

By Evelyn Leopold KHARTOUM (Reuters) - A U.N. Security Council delegation arrived in Sudan for the first time on Monday to try to persuade the Khartoum government that a U.N. peacekeeping operation in Darfur was not tantamount to an invasion.

2006-06-05 01:59:42

By Opheera McDoom EL-FASHER, Sudan (Reuters) - The Darfur rebel leader who signed a peace deal with the Sudanese government last month says U.N. peacekeeping troops should deploy in the violent west, disagreeing with Khartoum.

2006-05-31 19:28:42

By Opheera McDoom KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Two Darfur rebel groups refused on Thursday to sign a peace deal ahead of a deadline set by the African Union to end the three-year-old conflict that has killed tens of thousands in Sudan's remote west.

2006-05-29 11:33:55

By Opheera McDoom KHARTOUM (Reuters) - One African Union soldier was killed and another critically wounded when heavily armed men ambushed a patrol not far from their base in West Darfur, the United Nations said.

2006-05-26 10:20:27

By Opheera McDoom KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudan has yet to decide whether to allow U.N. peacekeeping troops into Darfur, but will let a technical team visit the region to investigate a United Nations role, presidential advisor Mustafa Osman Ismail said on Friday.

2006-05-23 13:03:31

By Opheera McDoom and Jeremy Lovell KHARTOUM/LONDON (Reuters) - The Sudanese government must agree to let a U.N. peacekeeping force into Darfur within weeks to make sure a peace agreement is applied, African Union commission chief Alpha Konare said on Tuesday.

2006-05-23 11:48:53

By Opheera McDoom and Jeremy Lovell KHARTOUM/LONDON (Reuters) - The Sudanese government must agree to let a U.N. peacekeeping force into Darfur within weeks to make sure a peace agreement is applied, African Union commission chief Alpha Konare said on Tuesday.

2006-05-23 00:21:05

By Evelyn Leopold UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan warned the Sudan government that its restrictions on vital supplies and relief workers distributing them in Darfur constituted a violation of international humanitarian law. In a report sent to the U.N.

2006-05-22 17:02:47

By Opheera McDoom KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Senior United Nations diplomats seek to persuade Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir's government on Tuesday to accept a U.N. peacekeeping force in the western Darfur region.


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • 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'.