Dec 27, 2014

Sudan steps up pressure on U.N. as it reviews Darfur force

Sudan’s government is stepping up pressure on the United Nations as Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon prepares recommendations on the future of a joint U.N.-African Union peacekeeping force in the country’s violence-racked Darfur region. In the government’s latest move, President Omar al-Bashir ordered the expulsion of ...

Dec 26, 2014

Refugees drown in river in attempted Sudanese smuggling

At least eight asylum-seekers have drowned trying to cross a river in Sudan during an attempt to smuggle them out of a refugee camp, the U.N. refugee agency said Thursday. The accident happened as a group of from the Shegarab-1 camp in the eastern ...

Oct 19, 2014

Sudan could be arming S. Sudan rebels, says report

Sudan’s government plans to increase military assistance to rebels in South Sudan, which could prolong the south’s civil war and return the region to a wider conflict, according to a leaked document. Sudan will provide tanks and artillery and share intelligence with rebels fighting ...

Sudanese apostate arrives in U.S. with family

Aug 1, 2014

Sudanese apostate arrives in U.S. with family

A Sudanese woman who refused to recant her Christian faith in the face of a death sentence arrived in the United States on Thursday, where she was welcomed first by the mayor of Philadelphia as a “world freedom fighter” and later by cheering supporters ...

French bank BNP guilty of violating U.S. sanctions on Sudan, Cuba, Iran

Jul 1, 2014

French bank BNP guilty of violating U.S. sanctions on Sudan, Cuba, Iran

France’s largest bank, BNP Paribas, has agreed to pay nearly $9 billion to resolve criminal allegations that it processed transactions for clients in Sudan and other blacklisted countries in violation of U.S. trade sanctions, the Justice Department announced Monday. The bank pleaded guilty to ...

BNP Paribas fined $8.9 billion over deals with Iran, Cuba, Sudan

Jun 30, 2014

BNP Paribas fined $8.9 billion over deals with Iran, Cuba, Sudan

French bank BNP Paribas has agreed to pay U.S. authorities an $8.9 billion fine to avoid being tried in court for dealing with U.S.-blacklisted countries, sources close to the matter said. The deal ends months of haggling which saw French President Francois Hollande pressing ...

Sudan court frees woman sentenced to death for changing faith

Jun 24, 2014

Sudan court frees woman sentenced to death for changing faith

A 27-year-old woman who was sentenced to death in Sudan last month for converting to Christianity from Islam was freed Monday after what the government said was “unprecedented” international pressure. Mariam Yahya Ibrahim, who is married to a Christian American, was ordered by a ...

Sudan arrests ex-premier; reform in doubt

May 18, 2014

Sudan arrests ex-premier; reform in doubt

Sudan’s state security forces on Saturday arrested opposition leader and former Prime Minister Sadiq al-Mahdi for treason, party officials said, placing in doubt efforts at governmental reform in the impoverished, war-torn and politically divided country. By arresting al-Mahdi, a veteran of five decades on ...