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By Matt Kibbe
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Omar Al-Bashir
Sudanese security forces in pickup trucks cornered hundreds of mourners marching after burying a slain protester and opened fire on them on Saturday, participants said, the latest reported violence in a weeklong wave of demonstrations calling for the ouster of longtime President Omar al-Bashir.
A senior House Republican wants the Obama administration to arrest Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, who is accused of war crimes, if he arrives in the U.S. to attend a meeting of the U.N. General Assembly this week.
An accused war criminal wants to address the U.N. General Assembly this week, and the Obama administration doesn't know what to do with him.
As recently as 2012, it appeared that Islamists could overcome their many internal dissimilarities - sectarian (Sunni, Shiite), political (monarchical, republican), tactical (political, violent) or attitudes toward modernity (Salafi, Muslim Brotherhood) - and cooperate.
It has often been said that morality and politics don't mix. One of the meaningless achievements of President Obama is the "Atrocities Prevention Board." President Obama launched this board a year ago, claiming it would be a serious innovation in the fight to stop genocide and crimes against humanity.
A group of more than 100 Holocaust scholars and genocide experts signed on to a letter sent to the Obama administration Tuesday pressing it to cancel an upcoming meeting with a Sudanese delegation that includes war criminals who have facilitated "crimes against humanity."
A leader of a Sudanese rebel movement says his group is ready to pause a bloody war with Sudan's armed forces so that people affected by nearly two years of fighting can receive desperately needed humanitarian aid.
Let's call it Al Goreera. This seems a fitting title for the new network that former Vice President Al Gore is launching with the jihadists' favorite television outlet: Al-Jazeera.
Israel's powerful foreign minister resisted calls to resign Thursday, after he was charged with breach of trust in a fraud and money-laundering case threatening to upend the Israeli political system just a month before parliamentary elections.
While the international community is focused on the M23 rebellion, other armed groups have taken advantage of the security vacuum in eastern Congo and killed more than 260 people since April, says a U.N. report released Wednesday.
An Islamist group carrying out public executions and amputations in northern Mali this week said it now rejects "all forms of extremism and terrorism" and is ready to talk with the government.
Sudan's longtime ties to Iran — and the two nations' roles in arming Islamic militants — have come under scrutiny in the wake of an explosion at a Khartoum weapons factory, blamed on an Israeli airstrike, and the dockings of two Iranian warships at a Sudanese port.
Two Iranian naval ships docked in a Sudanese port, just as Sudan was denying that Iran is linked to a Khartoum military factory that was hit in an apparent airstrike last week.
Gunmen attacked a ship operated by a French oil and gas services company off the coast of Nigeria's oil-rich southern delta, kidnapping six Russian sailors and an Estonian in the assault, the firm said Wednesday.
Sudan's president, Omar Bashir, met Sunday with his Egyptian counterpart in Cairo, thus defying of the International Criminal Court's two arrest warrants against him for a suspected role in his country's turbulent western Darfur region.
Gen. Bashir denies the court charges and has refused to accept the legitimacy of the tribunal.
"We have made arrangement to participate and there is no law in America [that] gives the right of preventing us," he said, according to the official Sudan News Agency.