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Sudan’s Bashir Has ‘Successful, Minor’ Surgery

Posted November 6th, 2012 at 1:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Sudan’s state news agency says President Omar al-Bashir has undergone what it calls “successful, minor surgery” in Saudi Arabia. The report Tuesday did not say what type of surgery Mr. Bashir had, but said he is recovering well and will be released from the hospital in a few hours. This is the second time this […]

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Peacekeepers Say Sudanese Army Stopping Probe of Alleged Attack in Darfur

Posted November 3rd, 2012 at 6:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Peacekeepers in Sudan say the army is stopping them from investigating an alleged attack on civilians in Darfur. At least 10 people were reportedly killed when when a local militia opened fire Friday in the village of Sigili. U.N. and African Union peacekeepers say residents brought 10 bodies to their headquarters Saturday. But they say […]

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Monitoring Group: Sudanese Factory Hit by Airstrike

Posted October 30th, 2012 at 9:25 am (UTC-5)
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A U.S.-based monitoring group says satellite images suggest an airstrike caused an explosion at a Sudanese arms factory last week. The Satellite Sentinel Project released images Tuesday that show six 16-meter-wide craters near the center of the explosion. The group said the holes are consistent with impact craters created by air-delivered munitions. It said 40 […]

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Iranian Warships Dock in Sudan

Posted October 29th, 2012 at 8:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Iran says two of its warships have docked in Sudan, days after Sudan accused Israel of bombing an arms factory in Khartoum. Iran’s state-run news agency, IRNA, says a destroyer and a helicopter carrier arrived in Sudan Monday to ensure security for shipping lanes. It said the vessels were also bringing a message of peace […]

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Explosions, Fire Reported At Sudan Arms Factory

Posted October 23rd, 2012 at 8:10 pm (UTC-5)
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A huge fire was reported early Wednesday following explosions at the site of an arms factory near Sudan’s capital Khartoum. News reports quote witnesses as saying they heard explosions late at night before the fire broke out. Initial media reports said the site of the incident was the Yarmouk ammunition factory. The reason for the […]

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Sudan Approves Oil Deal with South Sudan

Posted October 17th, 2012 at 11:55 am (UTC-5)
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Sudan’s parliament has voted to approve an agreement with South Sudan designed to end hostilities and restart southern oil exports through the north. The vote Wednesday comes a day after South Sudan’s parliament also approved the deal, which was signed by the two countries’ presidents last month in Ethiopia. Sudan’s parliament speaker said all but […]

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Sudan Rebels Shell Border State Capital

Posted October 8th, 2012 at 11:40 am (UTC-5)
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Sudanese insurgents have shelled the capital of Sudan’s Southern Kordofan state. Sudanese government radio said the attack on the town of Kadugli killed five people and wounded another 23. A Sudanese army spokesman, Sawarmi Khalid, said one person, a woman, was killed. Spokesman Arnu Lodi of the SPLM-North rebel group claimed responsibility for the attack. […]

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Sudan Orders Borders Reopened with S. Sudan

Posted October 7th, 2012 at 1:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has ordered land and river border crossings with South Sudan reopened, after agreements signed last month that eased tensions between the neighboring states. Sudan’s state-run media said Sunday that Mr. Bashir “ordered the opening of all the highway or river gates on the border.” The directive came as the president met […]

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Sudanese Military Plane Crash Kills 13

Posted October 7th, 2012 at 8:05 am (UTC-5)
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The Sudanese army says a military plane crashed Sunday outside the capital, Khartoum, killing 13 people and injuring nine others. A military spokesman told state media the crew of the Antonov 12 transport plane reported engine trouble before it went down in a rural area. He says the plane was carrying military equipment and personnel […]

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Sudanese Military Plane Crash Involves Casualties

Posted October 7th, 2012 at 6:10 am (UTC-5)
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A Sudanese official says a military plane crashed Sunday outside the capital, Khartoum, causing several casualties. A military spokesman says information is being gathered on the number of victims and extent of their injuries. Reuters news agency reports some on board were killed. The Sudanese spokesman said the Antonov 12 plane traveling from Khartoum to […]

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