Latest War in Darfur Stories

2006-06-01 07:56:29

By Jonathan Saul and Elana Ringler KIBBUTZ EIN GEDI, Israel (Reuters) - Taking a deep puff on his cigarette, Sudanese refugee Sanka says sneaking across the desert border from Egypt into Israel was perilous, but worth it -- despite being sent to jail.

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 06:02:10

CAIRO (Reuters) - A Darfur rebel faction which faces a May 31 deadline to sign a deal to end fighting in western Sudan said on Monday it would not join the agreement without major changes.

2006-04-28 13:35:28

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Five members of the U.S. Congress were arrested at the Sudanese Embassy on Friday to protest violence in that country's Darfur region. The lawmakers, all Democrats, were Reps.

2006-04-26 08:01:34

GENEVA (Reuters) - Violence and lack of money is hampering humanitarian help for Sudan's Darfur region and malnutrition is rising again, the United Nations' Children's Fund (UNICEF) said on Wednesday. "We want to sound the alarm.

2006-04-12 18:03:12

By Evelyn Leopold UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Britain and the United States announced on Wednesday that four Sudanese were slated for United Nations sanctions over war crimes in Darfur but Russia and China signaled disapproval.

2006-04-11 17:39:55

By Evelyn Leopold UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council on Tuesday told the Sudan government and rebels to make peace in Darfur by April 30 and instructed U.N. military experts to plan for a peacekeeping force there. Neither demand may be fulfilled.

2006-04-09 10:21:55

By Evelyn Leopold UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Efforts to stop atrocities in Sudan's Darfur region are unraveling, with a new peacekeeping force uncertain, relief aid under attack and U.N. sanctions stymied, U.N. officials and analysts say.

2006-04-06 18:00:40

By Evelyn Leopold UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States is willing to impose sanctions on Sudanese government officials for atrocities in Darfur but has to make sure it has all the evidence, U.S. Ambassador John Bolton said on Thursday.

2006-04-05 04:37:33

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - The African Union is investigating allegations of rape and child abuse leveled against its peace-monitoring forces in the violent Darfur region, it said in a statement.

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  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
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The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.