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UN cautions conflict left Darfur in food crisis

Khartoum (Sudan): Darfur faces a food crisis this year as a result of a "perfect storm" of growing violence, overcrowding in refugee camps and a bad harvest, the United Nations said on Sunday.    The conflict in Darfur has prompted the world's largest humanitarian operation, which helps two-thirds of the region's 6 million...

Sudan terminate national airline temporarily

Sudan: Sudan's national airline has been banned from flying for a month for failing to comply with aviation rules.    Sudan Airways has been told that it will not be allowed to fly domestically or internationally from Monday. It comes less than two weeks after a Sudan Airways plane burst into flames after landing at Khartoum...

UN peacekeeper freed after abduction in Darfur

United Nations: United Nations-African Union peacekeeping mission condemned the kidnapping incident and attack on its peacekeepers deployed in Darfur, the trouble torn city of Sudan. A member of the United Nations-African Union peacekeeping mission in Darfur, known as UNAMID, was released Wednesday after being abducted and robbed by armed Arab...

Sudan army attack town alleged Chad govt

Chad: The Chadian government has accused Sudan's army of attacking a town on their border after days of rebel raids. Communications Minister Mahamat Hissene told the BBC that the garrison town of Ade had been attacked by ground troops supported by helicopters. Mr Hissene said the fighting was continuing and confirmed a rebel raid on the...

Sudan oil-town violence kills 89, UN findings

Sudan: The United Nations has so far found 89 bodies in the disputed oil-rich Abyei region of Sudan from fighting that erupted last month, a senior U.N. official said on Monday.   A joint north-south force is due to be deployed there this week after the clashes, which raised fears of a return to all-out civil war. Both north and south covet...

Sudan to deploy troops in oil-town Abyei

Sudan: A joint battalion of Sudan's northern and southern troops is to move into the disputed oil-rich town of Abyei on Tuesday, their commander has said. The deployment is part of a plan to defuse tension in the area after heavy clashes last month which left about 60 dead and thousands of people displaced. President Omar al-Bashir and his...

Sudan calls on Egypt for more peacekeepers in Darfur

Cairo: Visiting Sudanese Defense Minister Abdel Rahim Mohammed Hussein on Sunday called on Egypt to send more peacekeepers to the western Sudanese region of Darfur, seeking a strong Egyptian peacekeeping role in the restive region. Egypt is a key partner in the Sudanese peace process due to its strenuous efforts to help reach peace and stability...

Indian oil worker abducted, escaped later in Sudan

Sudan: Mohammed Adeeb Sheikh an oil rig worker with an Indian company in Sudan has returned home after he was kidnapped by militants in May. He with four others was held for 18 days by the abductors. Sheikh and another Indian kidnapped with him managed to break out while their captors were fighting the Sudanese military. ''We could not...

Sudan starts plane crash investigation

Sudan: The authorities in Sudan have begun an investigation into the cause of a fire on an Airbus A310 airliner that killed at least 29 people on Tuesday night. Most of the 214 on board escaped when the Sudan Airways plane burst into flames after landing in bad weather at Khartoum airport, officials say. Fourteen passengers are still missing -...

Egypt police kill a Sudanese on Israel border

Egypt: Egyptian police have killed a Sudanese migrant who was allegedly trying to illegally cross the border into Israel, health officials say. Imad Kharboush of El-Arish Hospital said 29-year-old Mohammed Tahir Mersal died in the hospital Tuesday of a gunshot wound, agency reprot said. Another Sudanese migrant, Al-Tayeb Adam, says the guards...

Sudan plane crash kills 28

Sudan: At least 28 people are known to have died when a passenger plane burst into flames after landing at Khartoum airport in Sudan on Wednesday, officials say. Another 53 people are also missing following the accident in the Sudanese capital, although 123 people survived. The Airbus A310 with more than 200 people on board landed in bad weather...

Sudan set to resolve Abyei crisis

United Nations: An agreement was reached Thursday between the Sudanese government and the former southern rebels to resolve the dispute over Abyei, a town in an oil-rich area near the boundary between north and south Sudan, the country's President Omar al Bashir told a visiting UN delegation. The agreement will be debated by the Parliament of...

Sudan president blasts ICC as unfair campaign

Sudan: Sudan's president has said his country faces a "vicious campaign" after an international court accused his government of crimes against humanity. Omar al-Bashir did not specifically mention the International Criminal Court's report. But he said an "unfair and intentional" campaign was seeking to "exaggerate...

Ugandan rebels attack Sudan's army camp, 21 killed

Kampala: Ugandan rebel the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) raided a camp of the Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) in a seemingly new wave of violence, killing 21 people, the Ugandan army said here on Friday. Capt. Ronald Kakurungu, army spokesman for northern Uganda, told Xinhua by telephone that between 80 to 100 rebels attacked an SPLA...

Sudanese blamed for Darfur crisis

Sudan: The International Criminal Court prosecutor said on Thursday he would seek new indictments next month against top officials, accusing Sudan's "entire state apparatus" of involvement in crimes in Darfur. Prosecutor Luis Moreno Ocampo's address to the U.N. Security Council coincided with a visit by envoys to Darfur, scene...