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2006-08-21 17:31:21

By Irwin Arieff UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - A key U.N. Security Council member said on Monday he was puzzled by an Arab League request for an indefinite delay in a planned council meeting on the crisis in Darfur. Ghanaian U.N. ambassador Nana Effah-Apenteng, the Security Council president for August, said he got a positive response when he asked the Arab League about the meeting last week. "The initial response I had from the Arab League was that they were positive with respect to...

2006-08-20 13:42:51

CAIRO (Reuters) - Arab governments on Sunday asked the U.N. Security Council to postpone a meeting on Darfur and give the Sudanese government more time to explain its plan to restore order in the troubled region. After a one-day meeting in Cairo, Arab foreign ministers also backed an extension of the mandate of the African Union peace force in Darfur until the end of the year. The United States and Britain have introduced a resolution in the Security Council that would deploy up to...

2006-08-18 17:02:58

By Evelyn Leopold UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Pressure mounted on the Sudanese government on Friday to allow a U.N. peacekeeping force to replace the 7,000-strong African troops in Darfur, and both U.N. and U.S. officials warned of increasing violence. Britain and the United States have introduced a Security Council resolution that would field up to 17,000 troops and 3,000 police in the lawless western region, despite opposition from the Arab-dominated government in Khartoum. The...

2006-08-18 16:37:42

By Michelle Nichols NEW YORK (Reuters) - Sudan's plan to send 10,500 new government troops to its Darfur region would violate a peace deal and is just a bid by Khartoum to stop the deployment of U.N. peacekeepers, a rights watchdog said on Friday. Human Rights Watch said it had obtained a copy of the plan by Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir, who is opposed to a U.N. force taking over from the under-financed African Union troops that have been the only bulwark against violence...

2006-08-17 12:25:52

By Matthew Verrinder UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Britain and the United States on Thursday introduced a U.N. Security Council resolution to send some 17,000 U.N. peacekeepers to the Darfur region of Sudan, despite opposition from the Khartoum government. The resolution can be adopted without any consent from Sudan, U.S. Deputy Ambassador Jackie Sanders said. But in practice troops cannot be deployed until Khartoum agrees. "I hope that when we negotiate this text, there will be...

2006-08-08 15:48:13

By Opheera McDoom KHARTOUM (Reuters) - July was the most dangerous month for humanitarian workers in Sudan's Darfur region and afforded the worst access to those in need since the conflict began 3-1/2 years ago, aid agencies said on Tuesday. Violence in refugee camps sheltering 2.5 million people in Darfur has rocketed since an unpopular peace deal was signed in May and threatens to jeopardize the world's largest aid operation, the joint statement by four major aid agencies said....

2006-08-08 04:06:27

By Opheera McDoom KHARTOUM (Reuters) - July was the most dangerous month for humanitarian workers in Sudan's Darfur region and afforded the worst access to those in need since the conflict began 3-1/2 years ago, aid agencies said on Tuesday. Violence in refugee camps sheltering 2.5 million people in Darfur has rocketed since an unpopular peace deal was signed in May and threatens to jeopardize the world's largest aid operation, the joint statement by four major aid agencies said....

2006-08-07 17:32:12

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Rising violence in Sudan's Darfur region has killed more aid workers in July than over the previous two years, seriously jeopardizing relief assistance, U.N. humanitarian officials said on Monday. Eight aid workers died last month as fighting among Sudanese factions increased. Concern for aid worker safety has forced humanitarian groups to reduce their presence in Darfur homeless camps to its lowest level since the civil war escalated in 2003, U.N....

2006-08-07 16:26:03

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - A second round of east Sudan peace talks opened late on Monday in what promises to be a long road to resolving a lingering low-level revolt in the economically important region of the country. With peace deals already under its belt in the west and south, Khartoum's ruling National Congress Party is in a strong position to negotiate with the now isolated and weakest of its regional rebel opponent groups -- the Eastern Front. "Tonight we have a short opening...

2006-08-07 09:52:43

By Opheera McDoom KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Former Darfur rebel leader Minni Arcua Minnawi was sworn in as special assistant to the president on Monday in a closed-door ceremony, which some hope will mark the real start of implementation of a May peace deal. But following the ceremony Minnawi said only members of his group could legally be appointed to political posts created by the deal, setting him on a likely collision course with members of other rebel groups who have split with their...


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