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UPI Almanac for Thursday, March 20, 2014.
By United Press International

Renewed violence in Darfur raises U.N. attention

KHARTOUM, Sudan, March 4 (UPI) -- The United Nations said it wants guaranteed access to the Darfur region of Sudan to get a better idea of what's leading to an escalation of violence.

Traveling Sudanese president ruffles rights feathers

KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- The Democratic Republic of Congo has a history of working with the international courts and should cooperate regarding Sudan's president, a rights leader said.

Sudan baffled by Security Council action

UNITED NATIONS, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- The Sudanese ambassador to the United Nations said the world panel ignored positive developments while criticizing "some individuals" for ongoing troubles.

Sudan orders Red Cross to halt operations in Darfur

KHARTOUM, Sudan, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- The International Committee of the Red Cross says Sudan has ordered it to stop its work in the Darfur region as of Saturday.

South Sudan manhunt on for ex-vice president after 'attempted coup'

JUBA, South Sudan, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Presidential Guard troops stormed the compound of former Vice President Riek Machar Tuesday after President Salva Kiir (desk: two I's is correct) Mayardit accused him of masterminding an attempted coup in the fledgling state's capital, Juba, a clash that could affect the country's oil industry, its economic lifeline.
Silence on Darfur deafening, ICC chief says

Silence on Darfur deafening, ICC chief says

UNITED NATIONS, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Chief Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court Fatou Bensouda told the U.N. Security Council its silence on crimes committed in Darfur was deafening.
Sudanese vice president resigns

Sudanese vice president resigns

Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Sudanese First Vice President Ali Osman Mohamed Taha announced his resignation last Thursday as part of a National Congress Party effort to overhaul the cabinet.
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Darfur rebel group frees Sudanese troops

KHARTOUM, Sudan, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Five Sudanese soldiers were released Wednesday by a rebel group fighting in the restive Darfur region, the International Committee of the Red Cross said.
International Criminal Court turns eye to Darfur

International Criminal Court turns eye to Darfur

UNITED NATIONS, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- The ICC wants to see justice served for crimes committed in Darfur, court President Sang Hyung-song told the U.N. General Assembly.
Sudan, S. Sudan border dispute hinges on AU role

Sudan, S. Sudan border dispute hinges on AU role

UNITED NATIONS, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- A visit to a disputed border region between Sudan and South Sudan may help mend long-standing wounds between both sides, a U.N. envoy said.

S. Sudan, Sudan talks amicable

JUBA, South Sudan, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Leaders from South Sudan and Sudan were able to remove "much suspicion" during bilateral talks in South Sudan's capital, the Sudanese foreign minister said.
Opposition leader says revolution coming to Sudan

Opposition leader says revolution coming to Sudan

KHARTOUM, Sudan, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Revolution may be coming to Sudan if the current administration of Omar al-Bashir maintains its grip on power, a member of the opposition said.

AU called to look into Sudanese unrest

PARIS, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- The African Union is called on to respond to a crisis in Sudan that erupted after deadly September demonstrations, an international rights consortium said.

HRW: Shun Bashir visit to United Nations

NEW YORK, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Human Rights Watch said Wednesday an appearance by Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir at the U.N. General Assembly would be an assault on justice.

South Sudan, Sudan back oil pledges

KHARTOUM, Sudan, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- The presidents of Sudan and South Sudan have pledged to support of bilateral agreements to facilitate the movement of oil across the border.
Sudanese presidents to meet in Khartoum

Sudanese presidents to meet in Khartoum

JUBA, South Sudan, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- High-level talks between South Sudan and Sudanese leaders are expected to take place in Khartoum in late August, a government official in Juba said.
Sudan angry over Bashir flight incident

Sudan angry over Bashir flight incident

KHARTOUM, Saudi Arabia, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- The Sudanese government called on Saudi Arabia to offer a formal explanation regarding its refusal to let President Omar al-Bashir fly through its airspace.
Iran regrets not hosting Sudan's president

Iran regrets not hosting Sudan's president

TEHRAN, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- The Iranian government said it regrets a decision by Saudi Arabia to close its airspace to a flight carrying Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir.

U.N. has deep concerns for Darfur

UNITED NATIONS, July 31 (UPI) -- The U.N. Security Council said deep concern over the situation in Sudan's troubled Darfur region led to a decision to renew a mandate for a peacekeeping force.

No end in sight for Darfur crisis, U.N. hears

UNITED NATIONS, July 25 (UPI) -- There's a long way to go before the situation in Sudan's troubled Darfur region comes to a peaceful resolution, the head of a peacekeeping mission said.

South Sudan braces for oil showdown

JUBA, South Sudan, July 22 (UPI) -- The South Sudanese government said it was cutting back on oil production in preparation for a showdown with the government in Khartoum.

Sudan's Bashir leaves Nigeria amid calls for his arrest

ABUJA, Nigeria, July 16 (UPI) -- Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir left Nigeria less than a day after he arrived for a summit as human rights activists sought his arrest on war crime charges.
ICC maintains position on Sudan's president

ICC maintains position on Sudan's president

THE HAGUE, Netherlands, July 16 (UPI) -- The International Criminal Court said Tuesday it was calling for the immediate arrest of Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir.

U.N. appalled by deadly attacks in Darfur

UNITED NATIONS, July 15 (UPI) -- A weekend attack on a peacekeeping mission in the troubled Darfur region in Sudan was one of the worst since its deployment, the U.S. government said.
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