Sunday, September 24, 2006

Despite pressure, Sudan resists UN force

United Nations -
Sudan faces escalating world pressure in coming weeks to reverse its dogged opposition to the dispatch of a large United Nations force in war-torn Darfur where UN officials are warning of a worsening humanitarian crisis.

Spearheading the pressure is Washington, with US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice warning on Friday that "time is running out" to prevent an all-out Sudanese government onslaught against die-hard Darfur rebels.

"The violence in Darfur must end, and it must end now," she told a special ministerial meeting of two dozen nations plus the European Union and the United Nations in New York on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly. Read more >>>

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