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Hu, Bashir Open Talks After Red-Carpet Welcome

Posted June 29th, 2011 at 4:55 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese President Hu Jintao has held talks with Omar al-Bashir after a red-carpet welcome for the Sudanese president, who faces an international arrest warrant for crimes against humanity. In opening remarks at the Great Hall of the People Wednesday, Mr. Hu said he hopes the visit will consolidate friendship between the two countries and promote […]

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Sudan Agrees to Appoint Vice President from Darfur

Posted June 29th, 2011 at 4:30 am (UTC-5)
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Sudan has agreed to appoint a vice president from its embattled Darfur region, in what appears to be a concession to the demand of some rebel groups that call for greater governmental representation. Sudanese state media reported Tuesday that the new vice president from Darfur will serve for the remaining four years of the current […]

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Hu, Bashir Open Talks After Red-Carpet Welcome

Posted June 29th, 2011 at 1:00 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese President Hu Jintao has held talks with Omar al-Bashir after a red-carpet welcome for the Sudanese president, who faces an international arrest warrant for crimes against humanity. In opening remarks at the Great Hall of the People Wednesday, Mr. Hu said he hopes the controversial visit will consolidate friendship between the two countries and […]

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Sudan’s Bashir Arrives in China Amid International Intrigue

Posted June 28th, 2011 at 3:35 am (UTC-5)
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Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir is in China for a controversial visit following a mysterious delay blamed by Sudanese officials on U.S.-backed pressure. Chinese officials said after Mr. Bashir’s arrival early Tuesday that a meeting with President Hu Jintao — originally set for Monday evening — will now take place Wednesday. It was not clear whether […]

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Sudanese President Arrives 1 Day late for China Visit

Posted June 28th, 2011 at 12:05 am (UTC-5)
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Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has arrived in Beijing a day late for a meeting with Chinese President Hu Jintao. Television coverage showed the African leader disembarking from his airplane and being greeted by officials in the Chinese capital Tuesday morning. A Monday evening meeting with Mr. Hu was canceled after Mr. Bashir failed to arrive […]

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UN Athorizes Peacekeeping Force for Sudan’s Abyei Region

Posted June 27th, 2011 at 6:35 pm (UTC-5)
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The United Nations Security Council has voted unanimously to authorize a six-month deployment of 4,200 peacekeeping troops to Sudan’s disputed Abyei region. Ethiopia has agreed to provide the troops. The Security Council resolution adopted Monday also calls on U.N. Secretary-General Ban ki-Moon to ensure that effective human rights monitoring is carried out in Abyei. U.S. […]

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UN to Deploy 4,200 Troops to Sudan’s Abyei Area

Posted June 27th, 2011 at 12:25 pm (UTC-5)
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The United Nations Security Council has approved the deployment of 4,200 peacekeeping troops to Sudan’s contested Abyei region. The Security Council on Monday adopted a resolution calling for the troops to be deployed in Abyei for at least six months. Ethiopia has agreed to provide the personnel, following a request from both north and south […]

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Sudanese President’s Visit to China Delayed

Posted June 27th, 2011 at 10:40 am (UTC-5)
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A controversial meeting between Chinese President Hu Jintao and Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir was postponed Monday, after Mr. Bashir was delayed traveling to Beijing. Sudan’s foreign ministry says Mr. Bashir was flying from Iran to China late Sunday when his plane was given a new flight path over Turkmenistan. It says the change was not […]

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Sudanese President’s Visit to China Delayed

Posted June 27th, 2011 at 8:00 am (UTC-5)
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A controversial meeting between Chinese President Hu Jintao and Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir was postponed Monday, after Mr. Bashir was delayed while traveling to Beijing. Sudan’s foreign ministry says Mr. Bashir was traveling from Iran to China when his plane was re-routed while flying over Turkmenistan. For unknown reasons, the president was flown back to […]

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Sudan’s President Praises China Ahead of Visit to Beijing

Posted June 27th, 2011 at 2:55 am (UTC-5)
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China says a controversial visit to Beijing by Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has been delayed, forcing the postponement of a scheduled meeting Monday with President Hu Jintao. The planned four-day visit has been condemned by human rights groups because of China’s refusal to arrest Mr. Bashir on warrants issued by the International Criminal Court at […]

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