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Israel’s successful Sudan air strike delivered a pointed message to Iran

Israel’s successful Sudan air strike delivered a pointed message to Iran

Global Information System Israel’s precision air strike on Oct. 24, against the Yarmouk weapons production facility in the suburbs of the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, was — apart from destroying a facility which provided rockets and missiles to Hamas to use against Israel — clearly intended to send a direct message to the Iranian political leadership […]

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Sudan rejects UN call for Abyei pullout

Sudan rejects UN call for Abyei pullout

KHARTOUM – Sudan’s Foreign Minister Ali Ahmad Karti has rejected a request by the UN Security Council to withdraw its troops from Abyei, the first response to those demands by a senior government official. “Sudan does not need to be asked to pull its army out of Abyei because this is a Sudanese territory,” Karti […]

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Sudanese forces take oil-rich Abyei region as China expands presence

WorldTribune.com CAIRO — The regime of Sudanese President Omar Bashir has captured the energy-rich Abyei region claimed by southern Sudan. Officials said Bashir’s troops invaded Abyei, expelled southern forces and were preparing for permanent control. [Meanwhile, Sudan and China are forming strategic ties, according to a report in the current edition of East-Asia-Intel.com, “As South […]

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Sudan-back militias attacking South daily, take 130 orphans hostage

CAIRO — Fighting continues to rage in southern Sudan amid efforts to prepare for secesssion. The army of southern Sudan has reported nearly daily attacks by militias said to receive support from the regime of Sudanese President Omar Bashir. The military said hundreds of people have been killed in the fighting, which included a mutiny […]

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Sudan parties conclude post referendum talks

Sudan parties conclude post referendum talks

By George Okore   Parties to Sudan’s six-day post-referendum talks have concluded negotiations on oil, foreign debt and finance issues at Kuriftu Resort in Bishoftu, Ethiopia.   The meeting which ended on March 5,  was facilitated by the African Union High Level Implementation Panel (AUHIP), chaired by former South African President, Thabo Mbeki.   The parties to the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) reaffirmed […]

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South Sudan accuses Khartoum of sponsoring renegade faction in its army; 210 dead

WorldTribune.com CAIRO — Southern Sudan, preparing for independence from the Arab north, has been battling a mutiny within its nascent military. More than 210 people have been killed in what was termed a mutiny within the Sudanese People’s Liberation Army, deemed as the basis for the south’s military. The casualties were the result of attacks […]

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A vote and a prayer for Christian, southern Sudan

A vote and a prayer for Christian, southern Sudan

By John J. Metzler  UNITED NATIONS — Millions of people across the vastness of southern Sudan are voting for what will likely result in independence from the north of the country.  A historic referendum may officially seal the fate of Africa’s largest country, long dominated by an Islamic regime in the capital, at the expense […]

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Sudan withdraws from Darfur peace talks in move called 'declaration of war'

Sudan withdraws from Darfur peace talks in move called 'declaration of war'

DOHA, Qatar – A Sudanese official says his government has withdrawn from peace talks with Darfur rebel groups, but it is still committed to making peace. Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir threatened to call off the talks in Qatar and return negotiations to Sudan if agreement was not reached by Thursday, and he carried out his […]

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A glimpse into the geopolitical crystal ball for 2011

A glimpse into the geopolitical crystal ball for 2011

By John J. Metzler  It’s once again that time of year to consult the crystal ball and to try to peer into the future. In this case I’m peering into a cloudy snow globe which stresses meteorology over geopolitics, but here goes with some predictions to inform, advise, and muse over the international situation. War […]

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UN warns 2.8M at risk if violence breaks out in Sudan

UN warns 2.8M at risk if violence breaks out in Sudan

JUBA, Sudan – The U.N. is planning for the possibility that 2.8 million people will be displaced in Sudan if fighting breaks out over the south’s January independence referendum, according to an internal report reviewed by The Associated Press on Tuesday. Just over two weeks remain before voters in Southern Sudan decide whether to remain […]

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