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Sudanese police crackdown on growing protestsupdated: Sun Jun 24 2012 13:05:00

Sudanese police fired tear gas on a hundred university students demonstrating against government austerity measures and calling for the president's ouster Sunday, a journalist in Khartoum, Sudan, reported.

What's behind Sudan protests?updated: Sat Jun 23 2012 21:15:00

University students in Khartoum are rallying against budget cuts and demanding Omar al-Bashir's ouster.

Sudanese protest government cutbacks updated: Sat Jun 23 2012 21:15:00

Sudanese police cracked down on protesters Saturday after days of demonstrations against government austerity measures and calls for the president's ouster.

Malawi drops AU summit over Sudanese leaderupdated: Sat Jun 09 2012 11:48:00

Malawi said it won't host an African Union summit next month because the organization wants Omar al-Bashir, the Sudanese leader accused of war crimes in Darfur, to attend.

Wanted Sudanese leader to attend Arab summit in Iraq updated: Sun Mar 25 2012 09:17:00

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court on charges of war crimes and genocide, will attend this week's Arab Summit in Baghdad, Iraqi state television reported Sunday.

George Clooney arrested in Sudan protestupdated: Wed Mar 21 2012 01:29:00

Police arrested actor George Clooney and others Friday during a protest at the Sudanese Embassy in Washington.

Sudanese president visits post-Gadhafi Libyaupdated: Sat Jan 07 2012 10:50:00

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, wanted for crimes against humanity by the International Criminal Court, arrived in Libya Saturday to visit with the country's post-Gadhafi leaders.

Kenya to challenge high court judge's arrest warrant for Sudanese presidentupdated: Wed Nov 30 2011 05:55:00

The Kenyan government plans to appeal a warrant issued by its high court calling for the arrest of the Sudanese president over alleged war crimes.

Sudan expels Kenyan ambassador over Kenyan ruling to arrest al-Bashirupdated: Mon Nov 28 2011 20:34:00

The government of Sudan on Monday ordered Kenya's ambassador to leave the country, after the Kenyan High Court ruled that Sudan's president must be arrested if he sets foot on Kenyan soil.

Malawi hosts Sudan's president, wanted for war crimesupdated: Fri Oct 14 2011 05:34:00

Malawi welcomed Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir for a regional trade meeting Thursday over the objections of the International Criminal Court and human rights activists.

Presidents of Sudan, South Sudan vow to resolve issues with talks, not warupdated: Sun Oct 09 2011 17:46:00

On his first visit to Khartoum since his fledgling nation declared independence, South Sudanese President Salva Kiir agreed with his Sudanese counterpart to hold talks to "reach final solutions" to address continuing differences between their countries.

Detained Sudanese journalist released, official saysupdated: Mon Aug 29 2011 07:34:00

A Sudanese reporter was freed over the weekend after President Omar al-Bashir ordered the release of all detained journalists, a government official said.

Satellite project: Images show more mass graves in Sudanupdated: Wed Aug 24 2011 08:43:00

A U.S. satellite project said Wednesday it has found evidence of additional mass graves in South Kordofan, a day after the Sudanese president called for a unilateral cease-fire in the state.

Birth of a new countryupdated: Sun Jul 10 2011 03:53:00

The world's newest nation is celebrating its independence Saturday.

U.S. sends special envoy ahead of Sudan splitupdated: Sun Jul 03 2011 06:20:00

A week before South Sudan is expected to split from Sudan and declare its independence, the United States sent a special envoy to the region in an effort to foster a smooth transition between the two countries.

Sudan's pres. warmly welcomed in Chinaupdated: Wed Jun 29 2011 20:40:00

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir is in Beijing to meet Hu Jintao, despite his outstanding international warrants.

Sudan's leader visits China ahead of South's independenceupdated: Wed Jun 29 2011 20:40:00

Chinese President Hu Jintao welcomed Sudan's leader Omar al-Bashir to Beijing Wednesday in a visit designed to expand ties between the two countries.

Sudanese leader's visit emphasizes China's African agendaupdated: Wed Jun 29 2011 05:12:00

Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir finally kicked off his state visit to China Tuesday, receiving a red carpet welcome as the guest of Chinese president Hu Jintao.

Arrival of Sudanese president to China delayedupdated: Mon Jun 27 2011 08:31:00

The Sudanese president was scheduled to arrive in China on Monday, but the visit has been delayed without official explanation, Chinese ministry officials said.

African Union summit on Sudan convenes amid mounting bloodshedupdated: Sat Jun 11 2011 11:35:00

The heads of Sudan's north and south will meet Sunday at an African Union summit amid escalating violence and international condemnation.

U.S. envoy criticizes Sudanese president's remarks on Abyeiupdated: Sat Apr 30 2011 05:48:00

The United States is slamming the Sudanese president's assertion that his government would not recognize the new state of South Sudan if it claims the disputed oil-rich region of Abyei.

Sudan's president won't seek re-electionupdated: Mon Feb 21 2011 17:45:00

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir says he will not run for re-election, a senior member of the country's ruling National Congress Party announced Monday.

Not all in northern Sudan embrace Islamic lawupdated: Wed Jan 12 2011 16:33:00

Many southerners are voting for an independent Sudan this week, thirsting for freedom from the north. They equate sharia or Islamic law that President Omar al-Bashir has vowed to strengthen with slavery.

Clooney to monitor Sudan electionupdated: Sun Jan 09 2011 16:14:00

Actor George Clooney is monitoring the election in Sudan and says he is optimistic about the country's future.

Historic day ahead after decades of warupdated: Fri Jan 07 2011 17:43:00

Several million people will decide in the next week or so whether to give birth to the world's newest nation.

Long road home for refugeesupdated: Fri Jan 07 2011 17:43:00

CNN's Ben Wedeman speaks to Southern Sudanese refugees heading for an uncertain fate.

Al-Bashir visits Southern Sudan ahead of independence voteupdated: Tue Jan 04 2011 17:32:00

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir arrived in the South on Tuesday for a rare visit -- one that will be his last as president of a united Sudan, said a Southern Sudanese official.

Sudan FM: Sudan will accept referendumupdated: Tue Jan 04 2011 17:32:00

Sudan's foreign minister says his government will abide by the results of this month's self-determination referendum.

Sudanese president says he will accept referendum resultsupdated: Mon Jan 03 2011 13:21:00

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has said he will accept the results of a referendum this month that could see the country split in two.

Sudan's president says he will accept referendum resultupdated: Sat Jan 01 2011 07:54:00

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir says he will accept the results of a referendum this month that could see the country split in two.

Sudan delegation to leave Darfur peace talksupdated: Fri Dec 31 2010 10:10:00

A Sudanese government delegation plans to leave peace talks with rebels from the country's western Darfur region Friday, the country's official news agency reported.

Sudan's president threatens end to Darfur talksupdated: Thu Dec 30 2010 10:34:00

Sudan threatened to withdraw from peace talks with rebels in the western Darfur region unless an agreement was struck by Thursday.

Scare tactics feared in Sudan vote on splitupdated: Tue Dec 21 2010 09:52:00

Under a tree by a dusty street in Khartoum, university graduates are preparing to head home. They have a long journey ahead of them as these former students will travel from the north of Sudan to their homeland in the south.

Sudan's president warns of tighter Islamic lawupdated: Mon Dec 20 2010 14:48:00

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has warned that he will tighten the application of Islamic law, or sharia, in northern Sudan if southern Sudan votes for independence next month, the Sudan News Agency reported.

ICC to pursue suspects in Kenya election chaosupdated: Sat Sep 04 2010 06:47:00

Kenya has cleared the way for the International Criminal Court to pursue the masterminds of post-election violence -- a week after the nation came under fire for hosting the court's top target, Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir.

Kenya pushes back over war crimes suspect's visitupdated: Thu Sep 02 2010 13:32:00

The Kenyan government Thursday defended its decision not to arrest Sudan's visiting head of state -- wanted on charges of war crimes and genocide -- saying Kenya's first obligation was to the African Union, not the International Criminal Court.

Kenya, African Union defend Bashir visitupdated: Tue Aug 31 2010 09:31:00

Kenya and the African Union are defending a visit by Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, who is wanted on allegations of war crimes and genocide.

Sudan's al-Bashir, wanted for war crimes, attends Kenyan ceremonyupdated: Fri Aug 27 2010 12:22:00

Kenya marked the signing Friday of a new constitution expected to usher in major change, though the celebration swirled with controversy when Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, wanted for war crimes, joined the ranks of African leaders in attendance.

Attorneys: Arrest warrants against Sudan president are illegalupdated: Sun Jul 25 2010 15:48:00

Arrest warrants issued for Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir for allegations of war crimes and genocide are illegal and should be revoked, according to two British attorneys.

Wanted Sudanese leader arrives in Chadupdated: Thu Jul 22 2010 11:06:00

The president of Sudan, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court on allegations of war crimes and genocide, arrived Wednesday in Chad, Sudanese state-run Shorooq TV reported.

Wanted Sudanese leader visits Chadupdated: Thu Jul 22 2010 11:06:00

Wanted by the ICC on allegations of war crimes, Sudan's president visits Chad for a trade-bloc conference.

Sudan president faces genocide chargeupdated: Mon Jul 12 2010 11:35:00

The International Criminal Court issued a second arrest warrant Monday for Sudan President Omar al-Bashir on three counts of genocide for his role in a five-year campaign of violence in Darfur.

Sudanese leader not invited to African Union Conference, Uganda saysupdated: Sun Jun 06 2010 17:37:00

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has not been invited to attend the African Union Conference in Uganda next month as he faces charges for alleged war crimes in Sudan's restive Darfur region, Ugandan officials said Sunday.

Sudanese president starts new term amid boycott callsupdated: Sun Jun 06 2010 16:19:00

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir was to be sworn in for a new term Thursday amid an outcry from human rights groups over his international war-crimes indictment.

Reports: Sudanese opposition leader arrestedupdated: Sun May 16 2010 22:42:00

Sudanese Islamist opposition leader Hassan al-Turabi -- once President Omar al-Bashir's main ally -- was arrested Saturday night, according to state media and al-Turabi's political colleagues.

Sudan president wins election, officials sayupdated: Mon Apr 26 2010 12:06:00

Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir won the country's controversial but historic presidential election with roughly two-thirds of the vote, the National Election Commission said Monday.

U.N. backs voting extension in Sudanupdated: Wed Apr 14 2010 07:33:00

The United Nations on Tuesday applauded the decision by Sudan's National Election Commission to extend voting in the nation's multi-party elections by two days until Thursday.

An outsider's view on Sudan's futureupdated: Wed Apr 14 2010 07:33:00

CNN's David McKenzie talks to former U.S. President Jimmy Carter about the prospect for peace in Sudan.

Chaotic scenes in historic Sudan electionupdated: Mon Apr 12 2010 08:45:00

As Sudan began its second day of voting on Monday in an historic election, problems in the vote emerged in some areas.

Sudanese vote in landmark electionupdated: Mon Apr 12 2010 03:36:00

Voters in Sudan flocked to polling stations Sunday in the first multiparty elections in 24 years amid allegations of fraud and calls for a vote boycott.

EU pulling out its monitors from Darfurupdated: Thu Apr 08 2010 16:12:00

CNN's Christiane Amanpour reports the European Union is pulling its monitors out of Darfur.

Bush official raps Obama on Sudanupdated: Thu Apr 08 2010 16:12:00

Amid new questions about the credibility of next week's elections in Sudan, a former U.S. State Department official accused the Obama administration of wasting time on a new policy on the bitterly divided nation.

African Union urges United Nations to halt al-Bashir caseupdated: Fri Feb 05 2010 07:52:00

The African Union has called on the United Nations Security Council to delay war crimes proceedings against Sudan's president, saying a decision allowing genocide charges harms peace efforts.

Sudanese ambassador speaks outupdated: Fri Feb 05 2010 07:52:00

CNN's Christiane Amanpour has a provocative interview with Sudan's ambassador to the U.N.

Judges allow genocide charge against Sudanese leaderupdated: Wed Feb 03 2010 11:01:00

Judges at the International Criminal Court ruled Wednesday that Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir may be charged with genocide for his role in a five-year campaign of violence in western Sudan's Darfur region.

Darfur violence becoming a forgotten warupdated: Thu Dec 10 2009 19:23:00

The conflict in western Sudan generated global headlines and prompted a humanitarian response by governments, charities and Hollywood celebrities such as George Clooney, Mia Farrow and Don Cheadle.

U.N. chief talks with Sudan president on crisisupdated: Tue Dec 08 2009 14:18:00

The U.N. chief phoned Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, who has been charged with crimes against humanity, for the "sole purpose of an urgent humanitarian matter," the international body said Monday.

Darfur crimes continue, Sudan not cooperating with ICC, official saysupdated: Sat Dec 05 2009 18:00:00

The International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor reported Friday to the U.N. Security Council that violence continues in Darfur and that the Sudanese president and his government are not cooperating with investigators.

Envoy: U.S. negotiates with genocidal regime in Sudanupdated: Thu Dec 03 2009 20:17:00

The United States' special envoy to Sudan reluctantly agreed Thursday that he is negotiating with a government that is accused of carrying out genocide in Darfur in western Sudan.

Amnesty urges Nigeria to arrest Sudanese presidentupdated: Mon Oct 26 2009 06:23:00

The human rights group Amnesty International is calling on Nigeria to arrest Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir if he attends an African Union Summit there on Thursday.

Al-Bashir prosecutor pushes for genocide chargeupdated: Wed Jul 08 2009 10:00:00

The chief prosecutor at the International Criminal Court says he has evidence to prove Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir is guilty of genocide, even though he is not charged with the crime.

Sudan's president defies arrest warrant, visits Zimbabweupdated: Sun Jun 07 2009 02:09:00

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, who faces charges of crimes against humanity, visited Zimbabwe on Sunday for a regional trade meeting.

Mia Farrow ends fast after health concernsupdated: Fri May 08 2009 21:23:00

Mia Farrow ended her liquid-only fast aimed at calling attention to the crisis in Darfur after 12 days as her health took "a downturn," according to her publicist.

War crimes charges don't deter Sudan leader from Ethiopia tripupdated: Tue Apr 21 2009 08:33:00

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir is on a state visit to neighboring Ethiopia despite being wanted for war crimes charges for his government's crackdown in Darfur.

Sudan leader thanks Arab summit for supportupdated: Mon Mar 30 2009 21:28:00

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir asked Arab leaders meeting in Qatar on Monday to strongly reject an arrest warrant issued against him by the International Criminal Court for war crimes.

Sudan leader's Qatar visit risks his arrest on war crimesupdated: Sun Mar 29 2009 13:50:00

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir landed in Qatar on Sunday for an Arab League summit, a move that could put him at risk of arrest on war crimes charges leveled by a U.N. tribunal.

One million people at risk in Darfur, U.N. saysupdated: Wed Mar 25 2009 00:00:00

More than one million people in Darfur are at risk of losing food, water and shelter in coming months, following the expulsion of international aid groups by Sudan's government, the United Nations' chief humanitarian coordinator said Tuesday.

Al Qaeda No. 2: Sudan's president pandered to Westupdated: Tue Mar 24 2009 14:17:00

Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir, facing an international arrest warrant, is paying the price for pandering to the West, al Qaeda's second-in-command said in an audio statement released Tuesday.

U.S. blames Sudan's president for Darfur 'catastrophe'updated: Wed Mar 18 2009 17:11:00

The U.S. State Department threw aside diplomatic language Tuesday, attacking Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir for creating what it calls a "catastrophe" by throwing many international aid workers out of the country.

Defiant Sudanese president visits Darfurupdated: Sun Mar 08 2009 19:09:00

Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir made his first trip to Darfur since an international tribunal ordered his arrest on war crimes charges, pledging resistance Sunday to what he called efforts to "recolonize" Africa.

Sudan reactionupdated: Sun Mar 08 2009 19:09:00

Bloggers are reacting to the ICC's warrant for Sudan's president. CNN's Errol Barnett reports.

'Killing will go on' despite Darfur chargesupdated: Sat Mar 07 2009 22:57:00

The killing will go on in Darfur despite the International Criminal Court's moves against Sudan President Omar Hassan al-Bashir, refugees from the violence said Wednesday, lamenting the country they say is now beyond salvation.

Sudan's president dances after war crimes moveupdated: Thu Mar 05 2009 05:00:00

Sudan's president was seen smiling, dancing and speaking to a huge crowd of supporters Thursday, a day after a warrant was issued for his arrest on war crimes charges.

International Court issues arrest warrant for Sudanese presidentupdated: Wed Mar 04 2009 17:17:00

The International Criminal Court at the Hague issued an arrest warrant Wednesday for Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir for a five-year campaign of violence in Darfur.

Time.com: Sudan Pres. Denies Darfur Genocideupdated: Wed Aug 20 2008 11:00:00

Sudan's indicted president denied Wednesday that his regime is orchestrating genocide in the troubled western region of Darfur

Time.com: Al-Bashir Makes Defiant Darfur Visitupdated: Wed Jul 23 2008 21:00:00

Sudan's president made a defiant visit to Darfur just a week after being charged with genocide in the war-ravaged region, vowing not to be intimidated by the indictment

Time.com: Karadzic a Big Win for Hague Copsupdated: Tue Jul 22 2008 19:00:00

International justice is often derided, but Samantha Power writes that its recent successes have been hard to ignore

Time.com: How Sudan Was Brought to Courtupdated: Tue Jul 22 2008 14:00:00

Luis Moreno-Ocampo, prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, charged a sitting president with genocide. But getting to do so was fraught with power politics

Time.com: Arab League to Mull Charges Against Sudan's Prezupdated: Fri Jul 18 2008 20:00:00

Arab foreign ministers are expected to discuss a proposal Saturday calling on Sudan's president to hand over two Darfur war crimes suspects to an international tribunal in an effort to fend off the longtime leader's own prosecution

Rights group fears Sudanese backlashupdated: Tue Jul 15 2008 12:02:00

Human rights activists said Tuesday they feared a move by the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court to file genocide charges against Sudan's president could provoke a violent backlash.

Time.com: Sudan: Retaliation Against the Hague? updated: Tue Jul 15 2008 11:00:00

After its President is indicted for genocide, Khartoum plans an offensive to subvert the International Criminal Court

Q & A: Darfur genocide chargesupdated: Tue Jul 15 2008 09:20:00

The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court has filed genocide charges against Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir for a five-year campaign of violence in the country's Darfur region. CNN's Nic Robertson explains what is likely to happen next:

Sudanese president charged with genocideupdated: Tue Jul 15 2008 06:58:00

The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court has filed genocide charges against Sudan's president for a five-year campaign of violence in Darfur.

Time.com: Choosing Justice Over Peace in Darfur updated: Mon Jul 14 2008 14:00:00

War-crimes charges may hold Sudan's leader accountable, but it could make ending the conflict even more difficult

CNN exclusive: ICC prosecutor on Darfur chargesupdated: Mon Jul 14 2008 08:43:00

The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court is seeking the arrest of Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir on charges of genocide in a five-year campaign of violence in the country's Darfur region. Luis Moreno-Ocampo spoke exclusively to CNN's Nic Robertson ahead of his announcement on Monday of the charges.

Time.com: Prosecutor to Arrest Sudan Presidentupdated: Mon Jul 14 2008 04:20:00

An International Criminal Court prosecutor is expected to seek an arrest warrant charging Sudan's president with genocide and crimes against humanity on Monday when he reveals details of his investigation into war crimes in Darfur

Sudan: Genocide charges a big mistakeupdated: Sun Jul 13 2008 12:42:00

Facing a possible arrest warrant for genocide, Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir got a show of support Sunday as he arrived for an emergency meeting of his cabinet.

Sudanese president: Media 'exaggerating' Darfur conflict updated: Tue Mar 11 2008 14:09:00

Sudanese President Omar el-Bashir on Tuesday accused the international media of "exaggerating" the situation in Darfur to detract from atrocities in Iraq, the Palestinian territories and Somalia.

Sudan reportedly will free Tribune reporterupdated: Fri Sep 08 2006 15:02:00

Sudan will release Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Paul Salopek, who was held on spying charges after entering Sudan without a visa, New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson said Friday.

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