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Sudan renames and revives notorious militia tied to Darfour genocide

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Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — Sudan has restored a militia said to be responsible for killing hundreds of thousands of civilians. After a lull of nearly a decade, the Khartoum regime, with suspected help from Iran, has reconstituted Janjaweed, a […]

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Swiss report cites Iran as key supplier of arms to Sudan, S. Sudan rebels

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Special to WorldTribune.com LONDON — Iran has been deemed a leading player in Sudan’s weapons industry. A report by a major European think tank asserted that Iran was helping Sudan produce and export weapons. The Swiss-based Small Arms Survey said […]

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Iran ships arrive at Port of Sudan; Israel, U.S. suspect arms shipments

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Special to WorldTribune.com CAIRO — The Iranian Navy has again docked in Sudan. The Sudanese military has reported the arrival of two Iranian Navy ships. The Irnaian ships were said to have docked in Port of Sudan for refueling. “Sudanese […]

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China invests heavily in Sudanese energy sector, infrastructure

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Special to WorldTribune.com CAIRO — China and Sudan have agreed to expand crude oil exploration. The two allies signed several agreements to explore for oil in the Arab state. Under the accords, signed last month, China would fund the exploration […]

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Analyst: Obama working with Sudan regime despite continued Darfur atrocities

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Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — The U.S. intelligence community has maintained cooperation with Sudan despite atrocities in Darfur and weapons shipments to the Hamas regime, a report said. A leading U.S. analyst asserted that the administration of President Barack Obama […]

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Egypt: Muslim Brotherhood leaders escaping to haven in Sudan

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Special to WorldTribune.com CAIRO — Egypt’s intelligence community has determined that Muslim Brotherhood commanders were establishing a haven in neighboring Sudan. Security sources said Brotherhood political and military chiefs were moving south in an attempt to escape to Sudan. The […]

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S. Sudan charges Khartoum instigated revolt, plans strike

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Special to WorldTribune.com LONDON — South Sudan has been planning an offensive against its northern neighbor said to have backed and exploited the rebellion in South Sudan. Officials said the ruling Sudanese People’s Liberation Movement was planning a major military […]

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Sudan’s Bashir orders China-backed forces to put down Darfour rebellion

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir attends an African Union summit on health in Abuja, Nigeria, on Monday, July 15, 2013. (photo credit:  /AP/Sunday Aghaeze

Special to WorldTribune.com CAIRO — Sudan has announced the launch of a counter-insurgency campaign. Officials said President Omar Bashir has ordered a CI campaign to destroy the rebellion in the Darfour province. The officials said the Sudanese Army and security […]

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Violent protests in Sudan target gas stations, government buildings

The recent unrest in Sudan began on Sept. 30 when the government lifted fuel subsidies to raise revenue.  /Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com CAIRO — Sudan has been battling the worst unrest in decades. Nearly 1,000 people have been arrested by the regime of President Omar Bashir in a crackdown on protesters. Sudanese police and security forces have confronted rioters […]

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Meanwhile in Sudan: Fuel riots, a hiring spree of ex-Soviet air mercenaries and preparations for war

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Special to WorldTribune.com By Yossef Bodansky, Senior Editor, Global Information System / Defense & Foreign Affairs The escalating fuel riots in Khartoum, and increasingly in other cities in Sudan, serve as a stark reminder of the inherent fragility and instability […]

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