Sudanese president in South Sudan to urge peace

JUBA, South Sudan, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- The president of Sudan flew to South Sudan Monday to meet with President Salva Kiir to discuss failed peace negotiations between the South and rebel fighters.

Sudanese officials say no arms sold to Syrian opposition

DAMASCUS, Syria, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Sudanese officials denied allegations by Western officials and Syrian rebels that Sudan sold weapons to the opposition to President Bashar Assad.
Sudanese opposition leader suggests Bashir will seek new term

Sudanese opposition leader suggests Bashir will seek new term

KHARTOUM, Sudan, April 16 (UPI) -- A Sudanese opposition leader, Hassan Abdullah al-Turabi, said that Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir will run in the next election.

Bedouins release two hostages

NAZARETH, Israel, March 26 (UPI) -- The family of a kidnapped Israeli Arab said he has been released to Egyptian authorities along with the Norwegian tourist who was abducted with him.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, March 4, 2013.
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Sudan, S. Sudan pulling troops from border

KHARTOUM, Sudan, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Sudan and South Sudan have agreed to set up a demilitarized zone along the two countries' disputed border, an African Union mediator said.
Sudanese president may face charges

Sudanese president may face charges

UNITED NATIONS, July 11 (UPI) -- The International Criminal Court prosecutor said he will seek genocide charges against Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir for atrocities in Darfur.

Bush treads fine line on Sudan

WASHINGTON, May 27 (UPI) -- The Bush administration's criticism of Sudan is at odds with private meetings with Sudanese officials, dividing experts on the effectiveness of U.S. policy.

Border violence escalates in Sudan

ABYEI, Sudan, May 26 (UPI) -- Stepped-up violence along Sudan's north-south border between government and fighters from the south forced more than 100,000 people to flee, officials said.

Mia Farrow offers help to Sudanese rebel

KADUGLI, Sudan, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- U.S. actress and human rights activist Mia Farrow has offered to trade places with an ailing rebel leader confined in Sudan so he can seek medical treatment.

Bush places sanctions on Sudan

WASHINGTON, May 28 (UPI) -- U.S. President George Bush announced economic sanctions against Sudan and said he wants the United Nations to take further steps to end violence in Darfur.

Bush threatens Sudan sanctions on Darfur

WASHINGTON, April 18 (UPI) -- U.S. President George W. Bush Wednesday compared mass killings in Darfur to the Holocaust, threatening new sanctions against the government of Sudan.

U.S. weighs sanctions against Sudan

WASHINGTON, April 11 (UPI) -- A top U.S. State Department official was heading to Sudan as the White House considered imposing sanctions over the killings in the Darfur region.

U.N. request refused by Egypt's president

CAIRO, March 24 (UPI) -- A request from United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon regarding peacekeepers in Darfur was rebuffed Saturday by Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. The U.N. official had asked Mubarak to speak with Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir in the hopes

Bush writes response to Sudan leader

WASHINGTON, March 8 (UPI) -- U.S. President George Bush sent a letter to Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir calling for an expansion of the peacekeeping force in Darfur.
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Omar Hassan
PHI2001081707 - 17 AUGUST 2001 - PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA, USA: Omar Hassan practices for the men's vertical skateboard competition at the First Union Center on August 17, 2001. mk/ja/Jon Adams UPI

Omar Hassan Ahmad al-Bashir (Arabic: عمر حسن أحمد البشير‎, born 1 January 1944) is the current President of Sudan and the head of the National Congress Party. He came to power in 1989 when, as a colonel in the Sudanese army, he led a group of officers in a bloodless military coup that ousted the government of Prime Minister Sadiq al-Mahdi.

In October 2004, al-Bashir's government negotiated an end to the Second Sudanese Civil War, one of the longest-running and deadliest wars of the 20th century, by granting limited autonomy to Southern Sudan. Since then, however, there has been a violent conflict in Darfur that has resulted in death tolls between 200,000 and 400,000. During his presidency, there have been several violent struggles between the Janjaweed militia and rebel groups such as the Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA), Sudanese Liberation Army (SLA) and the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) in the form of guerilla warfare in the Darfur region. The civil war has resulted in over 2.5 million people being displaced, and the diplomatic relations between Sudan and Chad being at a crisis level.

In July 2008, the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Luis Moreno-Ocampo, accused al-Bashir of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes in Darfur. The court issued an arrest warrant for al-Bashir on 4 March 2009 on counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity, but ruled that there was insufficient evidence to prosecute him for genocide. The warrant will be delivered to the Sudanese government, which is unlikely to execute it. Al-Bashir is the first sitting head of state ever indicted by the ICC. The court's decision is opposed by the African Union, League of Arab States, Non-Aligned Movement, and the governments of Russia and China. One expert has called on the court to suspend the arrest warrant.

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