Omar Hassan al-Bashir

Western Envoys Shun Qatar Event Attended by Sudan’s Bashir

DOHA, May 14 – Western diplomats shunned the opening ceremony of a conference in Qatar on Sunday attended by Sudan’s president, who is wanted for war crimes by the International Criminal Court (ICC). Omar Hassan al-Bashir, who came to power in Sudan in a 1989 Islamist and military-backed coup, has continued to travel abroad since

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Sudan’s Darfur Votes on Political Future, Rebels Cry foul

By Khalid Abdelaziz El FASHER, Sudan, April 12 – Darfur residents began voting on Monday in a referendum on whether to reunite their arid western region into one entity, a poll Sudan says will settle an issue at the heart of the long-running conflict. The Sudanese government’s decision to split Darfur into three states in

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Defying ICC Arrest Warrant, Sudan’s Bashir Arrives in Indonesia

KHARTOUM, March 7 – Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir arrived in Indonesia on Sunday, defying an international warrant for his arrest, to attend an Organization of Islamic Cooperation summit, the Sudanese state news agency said. The Hague-based International Criminal Court (ICC) issued arrest warrants for Bashir in 2009 and 2010, accusing him of masterminding genocide and

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