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  • Meriam Ibrahim in her room in a Khartoum prison with her 18-month-old son Martin and her baby girl that she gave birth to in jail. Her initial death sentence for aposty was cancelled, but while trying to come to the U.S. with her husband, an American, she was arrested again. (Associated Press)

    Obama pressed on Sudanese mother's case, facing death sentence over Christian faith

    The Obama administration should be step up efforts to free a Sudanese mother facing a death sentence for refusing to recant her Christian faith, lawmakers said at a House hearing Wednesday.

  • Israel says Islamic militants on its borders are receiving weapons through a pipeline created through an alliance between Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his Sudanese counterpart, Lt. Gen. Omar Bashir (right). (Associated Press)

    Strike on Sudan arms factory points to Iran threat to Israel

    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.

  • The Yarmouk military complex in Khartoum, Sudan, seen in a satellite image made on Oct. 25 2012, following the alleged attack. A U.S. monitoring group says these satellite images of the aftermath of an explosion at a Sudanese weapons factory suggest the site was hit by an airstrike. The Sudanese government has accused Israel of bombing its Yarmouk military complex in Khartoum, killing two people and leaving the factory in ruins. The images released by the Satellite Sentinel Project to The Associated Press on Saturday, Oct 27 2012, showed several 52-foot wide craters. (AP Photo/ DigitalGlobe via Satellite Sentinel Project)

    Satellite images suggest airstrike on Sudan site

    Satellite images of the aftermath of an explosion at a Sudanese weapons factory this past week suggest the site was hit in an airstrike, a U.S. monitoring group said Saturday.

  • Actor George Clooney responds March 14, 2012, to questions at the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Sudan and South Sudan. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

    Clooney accuses Sudan of war crimes

    Hollywood actor George Clooney on Wednesday accused the Sudanese government of committing war crimes in a mountainous border region, which he said is teetering on the brink of a humanitarian crisis.

  • ** FILE ** The International Criminal Court has issued an arrest warrant for Sudanese President Omar Bashir on charges of war crimes and genocide in Darfur. He has denied the charges. (Associated Press)

    New rebel alliance undermines Darfur peace effort

    Sudanese rebels in Darfur have formed an alliance with other armed groups to overthrow the government in the capital, Khartoum, in a move that links separate conflicts in the North African nation and undermines ongoing

  • Southern Sudan faces steep challenges for foreign cash

    Rebel attacks that have killed more than 200 people in southern Sudan underscore the challenges facing the fledgling nation as it seeks foreign investment, a senior southern Sudanese government official said Tuesday."

  • An election official in Juba, southern Sudan, holds up a pro-independence ballot as votes are counted at a polling station in the southern capital, Juba. Weeklong balloting ended Saturday; most observers expect the south to secede from the north. (Associated Press)

    Split from north Sudan favored by south

    Officials in Sudan said Wednesday that early results for a referendum on splitting the country in two show that more than 98 percent of voters in and near the south's capital of Juba voted for independence from the north.

  • Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks at a town-hall event at the University of Melbourne on Sunday, Nov. 7, 2010, in Melbourne, Australia. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, Pool)

    Clinton urges Sudanese to make 'tough compromises'

    Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Tuesday urged the leaders of northern and southern Sudan to make some "tough compromises" to settle their differences on the status of an oil-rich region and allow a referendum to go ahead as planned.

  • **FILE** Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir (Associated Press)

    U.S. offers to delist Sudan as terrorism sponsor

    The Obama administration has offered to take Sudan off a U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism if the Sudanese government holds a credible and on-time referendum on southern independence.

  • In Darfur, the genocide continues

    Proclaimed as the start, at last, of a true solution to ending the genocide in Darfur, the June 17 agreement between the United Nations Security Council and the Sudanese government permits the sending of a joint force of more than 20,000 "peacekeepers" to Darfur. But they will not arrive until next spring; and without a cease-fire agreement, the governments's janjaweed militia will keep on killing and raping, while the fighting among rebel groups also continues.

  • Sudan accepts deployment of U.N.-AU force

    NEW YORK — The Sudanese government yesterday accepted the deployment of a hybrid U.N.-African Union force for Darfur, saying its demands for greater African involvement had been met.

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