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U.N.: Air Strikes on S. Sudan Camp May Be International Crime

The U.N. human rights chief on Friday condemned a deadly air strike on a refugee camp in South Sudan, saying the attack could amount to an international crime.

"We condemn the bombing. It's an extremely serious matter and could amount to an international crime," spokesman Rupert Colville told journalists.

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U.N. Says Peacekeeper Killed in Sudan's Darfur

One U.N. peacekeeper was killed and two others injured Sunday in an attack on a patrol in the southern part of Sudan's war-ravaged Darfur region, the United Nations said in a statement.

U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon condemned the attack on the patrol near Nyala and said he expects the government in Khartoum to "swiftly bring those responsible for this reprehensible act to justice," his spokesperson said.

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Sudan Lodges Juba 'Border War' Complaint with U.N.

Sudan has lodged a fresh complaint with the U.N. Security Council detailing South Sudan's alleged support for rebels in its war-torn border states, just four months after partition, state media reported Saturday.

Sudan's U.N. ambassador, Daffa-Alla Elhag Ali Osman, provided "detailed, confirmed information explaining the support of the government of the south for the rebels in South Kordofan and Blue Nile," the SUNA news agency reported.

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Hundreds of Rebels Dead in Clashes with Sudan Army

Hundreds of SPLM-North rebels were killed in clashes with the Sudanese army in South Kordofan on Monday, said a local governor in Sudan's only oil producing state where the army is battling insurgents.

"Several hundred members of the movement were killed this day in an assault on the city of Teludi that was repelled by the armed forces," governor Ahmed Haroun said of South Kordofan, the scene of frequent clashes.

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Sudan Says It Armed Anti-Gadhafi Forces

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir said on Wednesday that his government armed Libya's victorious rebels in their eight-month uprising against Moammar Gadhafi.

"One part of the armament of the forces which entered Tripoli was 100 percent Sudanese," he said in the eastern city of Kassala where he was opening a new Qatari-funded road link to Eritrea.

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Sudan's Bashir in Two-Day Visit to Qatar

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir will travel to Doha on Monday to hold talks with the Qatari emir, the official SUNA news agency reported.

"The president will hold talks with His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, emir of Qatar, dealing with the promotion of bilateral relations between the two countries and issues of common interest," SUNA said.

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Sudan Sets 'Deadlines' to Resolve North-South Issues

Sudan has set deadlines to resolve outstanding disputes with the south, President Omar al-Bashir said Sunday, as a top-level southern delegation wrapped up its first visit to Khartoum since independence.

"We have agreed to have committees and have given them deadlines to reach a solution on all the pending issues," Bashir told a news conference, standing alongside South Sudan's President Salva Kiir.

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South Sudan's Kiir in Khartoum for Key Talks

South Sudanese President Salva Kiir arrived in Khartoum on Saturday for his first visit since southern secession to discuss key unresolved issues, including Abyei and oil, that have undermined north-south relations.

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir received his counterpart at the airport, alongside senior members of his cabinet, according to an AFP correspondent.

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U.S. Urges South, North Sudan to Reach Oil Deal

The U.S. nominee for ambassador to South Sudan on Wednesday called on the new state and its former rulers in north Sudan to reach an oil-sharing deal quickly to avert "economic stresses."

The south, which has three-quarters of the old Sudan's oil reserves, failed to reach a deal on how much it should pay for renting the North’s pipeline before it seceded and formed an independent state on July 9.

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Sudan Army 'Attacks Rebels' on Darfur-Libya Border

The Sudanese army has attacked a heavily armed convoy of Darfur rebels near the war-torn region's border with Libya, killing one and seizing a truck load of weapons, the army spokesman said on Tuesday.

"Yesterday (Monday), when the Sudanese armed forces tried to close the border, where Sudan, Libya and Chad meet, clashes erupted with a small group from the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM)," Sawarmi Khaled Saad told Agence France Presse.

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