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China deploys combat troops to protect vast oil assets in S. Sudan


Special to By Miles Yu, Africa has become so important to China that it actually deployed combat troops to a strife-ridden region to safeguard Chinese-owned or operated oil facilities. South Sudan declared independence in 2010 from Sudan for […]

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Minutes of Sudan strategy session reveal hidden agenda to eliminate S. Sudan by backing Riek Machar

President of South Sudan Salva Kiir, right, and his former Vice President turned rebel leader Riek Machar.

Special to By Yossef Bodansky, Senior Editor, Global Information System / Defense & Foreign Affairs Even though the actual fighting in South Sudan is led by local commanders in pursuit of localized self-interests, there have been repeated efforts to […]

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Man armed with sword invades Sudan palace, kills two guards

Presidential palace in Khartoum, Sudan. / Ebrahim Hamid / AFP

Special to CAIRO — Sudanese President Omar Bashir has come under attack. At least three people were killed in an attack on Bashir’s palace in Khartoum. Officials said a man killed two guards as he tried to enter the […]

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Sudan renames and revives notorious militia tied to Darfour genocide

Janjaweed militamen

Special to WASHINGTON — Sudan has restored a militia said to be responsible for killing hundreds of thousands of civilians. After a lull of nearly a decade, the Khartoum regime, with suspected help from Iran, has reconstituted Janjaweed, a […]

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Swiss report cites Iran as key supplier of arms to Sudan, S. Sudan rebels

South Sudan Liberation Army rebels

Special to LONDON — Iran has been deemed a leading player in Sudan’s weapons industry. A report by a major European think tank asserted that Iran was helping Sudan produce and export weapons. The Swiss-based Small Arms Survey said […]

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Iran ships arrive at Port of Sudan; Israel, U.S. suspect arms shipments

Iranian warships docked in the Port of Sudan.

Special to CAIRO — The Iranian Navy has again docked in Sudan. The Sudanese military has reported the arrival of two Iranian Navy ships. The Irnaian ships were said to have docked in Port of Sudan for refueling. “Sudanese […]

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China invests heavily in Sudanese energy sector, infrastructure


Special to CAIRO — China and Sudan have agreed to expand crude oil exploration. The two allies signed several agreements to explore for oil in the Arab state. Under the accords, signed last month, China would fund the exploration […]

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Analyst: Obama working with Sudan regime despite continued Darfur atrocities


Special to WASHINGTON — The U.S. intelligence community has maintained cooperation with Sudan despite atrocities in Darfur and weapons shipments to the Hamas regime, a report said. A leading U.S. analyst asserted that the administration of President Barack Obama […]

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Egypt: Muslim Brotherhood leaders escaping to haven in Sudan


Special to CAIRO — Egypt’s intelligence community has determined that Muslim Brotherhood commanders were establishing a haven in neighboring Sudan. Security sources said Brotherhood political and military chiefs were moving south in an attempt to escape to Sudan. The […]

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S. Sudan charges Khartoum instigated revolt, plans strike


Special to LONDON — South Sudan has been planning an offensive against its northern neighbor said to have backed and exploited the rebellion in South Sudan. Officials said the ruling Sudanese People’s Liberation Movement was planning a major military […]

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