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2006-09-05 09:25:51

By Opheera McDoom KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudan's decision to expel African Union peacekeepers from Darfur rather than allow them to come under U.N. command leaves 3 million victims exposed and at risk, U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan said on Tuesday. Annan told journalists in the Egyptian port city of Alexandria that Sudan's decision was not "entirely positive" and he warned Khartoum it would be held responsible for any worsening of the humanitarian crisis in Darfur. "The...

2006-09-04 06:54:07

By Opheera McDoom KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudan will allow African Union troops to remain in its turbulent Darfur region but only if their AU mandate was extended beyond September 30 and not as part of a U.N. force, a presidential advisor said on Monday. Sudan raised alarms that its turbulent west could descend into full-blown war after a Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Sunday AU troops monitoring a shaky ceasefire must leave when their mandate expired. The spokesman called the...

2006-08-31 14:50:48

By Evelyn Leopold UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council on Thursday voted to create a United Nations peacekeeping force in Sudan's Darfur region to avert a new humanitarian disaster, but the Khartoum government rejected the resolution as "illegal." The vote to send the force to Darfur once Sudan has agreed to its deployment passed with 12 votes in favor, none against and abstentions from Russia, China and Qatar, the only Arab council member. The United Nations wants...

2006-08-31 13:20:13

Corrects ninth paragraph to show one rebel group, not two, signed a peace deal with the government in May. By Evelyn Leopold UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council on Thursday voted to create a United Nations peacekeeping force in Sudan's Darfur region, despite the Khartoum government's strong opposition. The vote was 12 in favor, with abstentions from Russia, China and Qatar, the only Arab council member. But the troops will not be deployed until Sudan consents. The...

2006-08-31 12:27:53

By Evelyn Leopold UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council on Thursday voted to create a United Nations peacekeeping force in Sudan's Darfur region, despite the Khartoum government's strong opposition. The vote was 12 in favor, with abstentions from Russia, China and Qatar, the only Arab council member. But the troops will not be deployed until Sudan consents. The United Nations wants to replace and absorb an African Union force in Darfur, which has only enough money to...

2006-08-31 11:01:54

By Evelyn Leopold UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council on Thursday voted to create a United Nations peacekeeping force in Sudan's Darfur region, despite the Khartoum government's strong opposition. The vote was 12 in favor, with abstentions from Russia, China and Qatar, the only Arab council member. But the troops will not be deployed until Sudan agrees. The United Nations wants to replace or absorb an African Union force in Darfur, which has only enough money to...

2006-08-31 09:57:18

By Evelyn Leopold UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council on Thursday voted to create a United Nations peacekeeping force in Sudan's Darfur region, despite the Khartoum government's strong opposition. The vote was 12 in favor, with abstentions from Russia, China and Qatar, the only Arab council member. But the troops will not be deployed until Sudan agrees. The United Nations wants to replace or absorb an African Union force in Darfur, which has only enough money to...

2006-08-31 07:28:17

By Opheera McDoom KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Darfur rebels said Sudanese planes and troops attacked villages in the western region ahead of a U.N. Security Council vote on Thursday on the deployment of U.N. peacekeepers to the region. Rights groups and Washington have accused Sudan's Khartoum-based government, which opposes the U.N. troop deployment, of a huge military build-up in recent weeks. The rebels said the new offensive began two days ago as government forces attacked and occupied...

2006-08-31 02:05:44

By Evelyn Leopold UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - A U.S.-British-drafted resolution to create a United Nations peacekeeping force in Sudan's Darfur region faces a vote on Thursday but troops will not be deployed without consent from the Khartoum government. So far Sudan has refused to allow the United Nations to replace or absorb an African Union force in Darfur, which has only enough money to exist until its mandate expires on September 30 and has been unable to stop the humanitarian...

2006-08-30 16:03:16

By Evelyn Leopold UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Sudan may consent to a U.N. peacekeeping force in its Darfur region sooner than expected once the Security Council adopts a resolution authorizing it, U.S. Ambassador John Bolton said on Wednesday. Despite Khartoum's opposition, the United States and Britain are pushing for a vote on Thursday on a resolution that would augment an African Union force immediately with air, engineering and communications support and authorize a U.N....


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