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I attended the dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Library in Dallas last Thursday ("Emotional Bush at presidential library dedication: 'Our nation's best days lie ahead,'" Web, April 25). It was a profoundly moving event. The day was gloriously beautiful, the crowd of 10,000-plus was in a joyous mood, and the event itself was well-organized and went off without a hitch. I was happy to run into more than a few old friends and colleagues, including some I had not seen since Iraq in 2003 or 2004. Of course, the event was a "who's who" of former world leaders, state and local officials and mobs of former Bush administration officials, of which I proudly was one.
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.
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 and South Sudan are still supporting rebels in each other's country as they prepare for a fresh round of talks this week over disputes that brought the two neighbors to the brink of war earlier this year.
Sudan and South Sudan are committing "mutual economic suicide" in their dispute over oil, according to a top U.S. official.
The African Union called on Sudan to stop its aerial bombardment of South Sudan and for both countries to cease hostilities as an uneasy calm settled over the south Wednesday with a lull in violence.
Sudan continued its aerial bombardment of South Sudan on Tuesday, dropping eight bombs overnight, an official said, as South Sudan's president said the attacks amounted to a declaration of war by Sudan.
The president of South Sudan on Tuesday accused Sudan of declaring war on his country after fighter jets dropped more than half a dozen bombs overnight in a border area.
Iran's top nuclear negotiator says his country will offer new initiatives in weekend talks with world powers over Tehran's controversial nuclear program, Iranian state media reported Thursday.
Grace Asamo was shocked when soldiers from South Sudan detained her and eight other members of the Uganda parliament.
It's not every day that the leader of a brand-new country makes his maiden foreign voyage to Jerusalem, capital of the most besieged country in the world, but Salva Kiir, president of South Sudan, accompanied by his foreign and defense ministers, did just that in late December. Israeli President Shimon Peres hailed his visit as a "moving and historic moment."
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Wednesday urged the leaders of oil-rich South Sudan to manage natural resources prudently and warned them against falling prey to unscrupulous corporations and countries.
The president of Sudan and his counterpart in the new nation of South Sudan are predicting the possibility of a new war in an oil-rich region that has seen a spike in cross-border attacks.
Military aircraft from Sudan crossed the new international border with South Sudan and dropped bombs Thursday in and around a camp filled with refugees fleeing violence in the north, officials said. At least 12 people were killed.
The rebels get their arms from Sudanese forces they defeat in battle, he said on a visit to Washington in December.
Yet months after Mr. Kiir made these assertions, Western activists returning from the region said there was ample evidence of links between South Sudan's army and the rebels.