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2006-07-17 05:59:00

By Mohammed Abbas KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sharp differences emerged on Monday between Sudan and the international community over the purpose of an upcoming conference world powers say is aimed at pushing for a United Nations peacekeeping mission in Darfur. A draft pre-conference EU declaration obtained by Reuters said the European Union, the United States and U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan will urge Sudan to allow a U.N. mission into Darfur to replace an African Union (AU) force that...

2006-07-12 19:06:40

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Rape, killing and looting are increasing as tribal tensions escalate in Sudan's troubled Darfur province, the United Nations' top envoy to the country said on Wednesday, despite a peace deal he had helped broker. U.N. envoy Jan Pronk described an attack by a rebel faction led by Abdel Wahed Mohammed al-Nur, whose members mostly come from the Fur tribe, on a group of women refugees to illustrate his point. "They were tied to a tree, beaten, forced to eat donkey...

2006-07-06 10:26:30

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - The top U.N. envoy in Sudan on Thursday said violence in Darfur had escalated after a May peace deal and violations of the accord had been ignored. U.N. special envoy Jan Pronk also renewed his call for additions to the May 5 agreement, such as international security guarantees and greater compensation for war victims, despite recent objections from the Sudanese Foreign Ministry. "You can compare this situation ... I would say to March, February, before we had...

2006-07-03 08:57:08

By Opheera McDoom KHARTOUM (Reuters) - A new alliance of Darfur rebel commanders and political parties have attacked a town on the road to the capital Khartoum, declaring a 27-month-old truce dead, rebels and officials said on Monday. One of three rebel factions signed an African Union-mediated peace deal in May but since then new alliances have been formed among those who reject the deal. "The forces of the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) attacked a town in North Kordofan...

2006-07-03 08:47:35

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - A new alliance of Darfur rebel commanders and political parties have attacked a town on the road to the capital Khartoum, declaring a 27-month-old truce dead, rebels and officials said on Monday. One of three rebel factions signed an African Union-mediated peace deal in May but since then new alliances have been formed among those who reject the deal, saying it does not meet their basic demands. "The forces of the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) attacked a...

2006-06-27 19:25:48

By Evelyn Leopold UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations should immediately beef up the African Union force in Darfur with communications, transport and other help in preparation for its own operation, the head of U.N. peacekeeping said on Tuesday. Although Sudan's President Omar Hassan al-Bashir, has rejected a U.N. force, the world body might be able to gain a foothold in Darfur by augmenting the African Union's 7,000-strong monitoring operation, said U.N....

2006-06-23 07:41:51

By Opheera McDoom KHARTOUM (Reuters) - In a rebel camp along the barren, windswept border between Sudan and Chad, dozens of trucks packed with dreadlocked fighters manning heavy machine guns are lined up. Piled up behind them are ammunition boxes, covered in Chinese symbols -- it's impossible to know exactly where the bullets in the boxes came from but they offer a glimpse of the complex and circuitous routes of the global arms trade. United Nations investigators have found most of...

2006-06-22 13:58:09

By Richard Waddington GENEVA (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan said on Thursday he hoped Sudan would soon accept U.N. peacekeepers in Darfur and called Khartoum's continuing refusal "incomprehensible." Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir said on Tuesday that U.N. troops were out of the question and suggested there was a "colonial" agenda behind demands that they be deployed. "No-one, and least of all the United Nations, is interested in imposing anything like a...

2006-06-22 09:07:43

By Richard Waddington GENEVA (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan said on Thursday that he hoped Sudan would soon accept U.N. peacekeepers in Darfur and called Khartoum's continuing refusal "incomprehensible." Sudan President Omar Hassan al-Bashir told visiting South African President Thabo Mbeki on Tuesday that U.N. troops were out of the question and suggested a "colonial" agenda in demands they be allowed to deploy. "No-one, and least of all the United Nations, is...

2006-06-20 11:38:55

By Noel King KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudan told visiting South African President Thabo Mbeki on Tuesday that it was out of the question for U.N. troops to deploy in the troubled Darfur region of western Sudan to replace an African Union (AU) force there. Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir told a joint news conference with Mbeki that U.N. forces were unacceptable because they would come to Sudan with colonial and imperial ambitions. The United States and the United Nations have...


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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
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