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2006-08-30 14:28:07

By Evelyn Leopold UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Sudan may consent to a U.N. peacekeeping force sooner than expected once the Security Council adopts a resolution authorizing the operation, 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. operation of up to...

2006-08-29 13:28:06

By Opheera McDoom KHARTOUM (Reuters) - After a two-day wait, top U.S. official Jendayi Frazer met Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir on Tuesday but failed to persuade him to accept U.N. troops in the violent Darfur region. Frazer, U.S. assistant secretary of state for African affairs, had flown to Khartoum to convince Sudan to agree to the deployment of more than 20,000 U.N. troops and police in Darfur to take over from a struggling African Union mission there. "They met ......

2006-08-29 14:52:06

By Irwin Arieff UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Britain and the United States called for a vote on Thursday on a U.N. resolution to allow the United Nations to begin assembling a peacekeeping force for Sudan's Darfur region, despite opposition from the government in Khartoum. The resolution would require the Sudanese government's consent before actual deployment, but Western powers expect Khartoum to eventually accept a U.N. presence in Darfur, as it already has in southern Sudan. "I...

2006-08-28 15:15:53

By Opheera McDoom KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudan ignored U.S. pressure to accept U.N. troops in Darfur, snubbing Washington's top diplomat on Africa on Monday and boycotting a critical U.N. Security Council debate on quelling violence in Sudan's west. U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Jendayi Frazer in Khartoum to deliver a strong message to President Omar Hassan al-Bashir that he must accept U.N. troops was forced to extend her stay another day to try to get an audience with Bashir....

2006-08-27 19:20:03

By Opheera McDoom KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudan is engaged in a military build-up in its remote Darfur region despite a May peace deal, threatening to create a new human rights catastrophe unless U.N. troops are deployed soon, rights groups Amnesty said on Monday. The Security Council will on Monday discuss a draft resolution proposing deployment of around 20,000 U.N. troops and police, despite Khartoum's rejection of any Darfur mission. But Amnesty International in a statement on...

2006-08-26 16:07:48

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - An American journalist appeared in court in Darfur on Saturday on charges of espionage and entering the country illegally, his lawyers and other sources said. Paul Salopek, a writer on assignment for National Geographic magazine, was arrested last week for crossing into Sudan via Darfur's long and porous border with neighbouring Chad. "He obtained an adjournment for two weeks for us to prepare our case," said his lawyer, Mohamed Khalil. "The court atmosphere...

2006-08-26 14:36:13

Makes clear in second paragraph that Salopek is a writer and not a photographer. KHARTOUM (Reuters) - An American journalist appeared in court in Darfur on Saturday on charges of espionage and entering the country illegally, his lawyers and other sources said. Paul Salopek, a writer on assignment for National Geographic magazine, was arrested last week for crossing into Sudan via Darfur's long and porous border with neighboring Chad. "He obtained an adjournment for two weeks for us...

2006-08-26 10:54:12

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - An American journalist appeared in court in Darfur on Saturday on charges of espionage and entering the country illegally, his lawyers and other sources said. Paul Salopek, a photographer for National Geographic magazine, was arrested last week for crossing into Sudan via Darfur's long and porous border with neighboring Chad. "He obtained an adjournment for two weeks for us to prepare our case," said his lawyer, Mohamed Khalil. "The court atmosphere was very...

2006-08-24 17:15:41

By Irwin Arieff UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council president challenged Sudan on Thursday to attend a meeting next week on the crisis in Darfur and said the session would go on with or without an official Sudanese presence. Nana Effah-Apenteng, Ghana's U.N. ambassador and the council president for August, acknowledged, however, that the Monday meeting would be scaled back after the Arab League asked for its postponement and Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir...

2006-08-24 14:48:53

By Sue Pleming WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush is sending a top U.S. diplomat to Khartoum to try to persuade Sudan to allow U.N. peacekeepers into Darfur, the State Department said on Thursday. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Jendayi Frazer, said she would leave for Sudan on Friday to tell President Omar Hassan al-Bashir that a U.N. force was needed urgently in Darfur to end what Washington has called genocide. "Darfur is on the verge of a dangerous...


Word of the Day
kenspeckle
  • Having so marked an appearance as easily to be recognized.
This word may come from the Swedish 'kanspak,' quick at recognizing persons or things, or else from confusion with 'conspicuous.'