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Report: Sudan Supplying Arms to Syrian Rebels

Report: Sudan Supplying Arms to Syrian Rebels

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — In a complicated arrangement, Syrian rebels have been getting arms supplies from the Republic of Sudan, the New York Times reports.According to the paper, the Syrian opposition has been using weapons such as anti-aircr…

Oscar-Nominated Film, ‘Open Heart,’ Set in Africa, Where Children Die for Lack of Antibiotics

Oscar-Nominated Film, ‘Open Heart,’ Set in Africa, Where Children Die for Lack of Antibiotics

Courtesy Kief Davidson(NEW YORK) — When documentary filmmaker Kief Davidson was looking for crew members to accompany him to Rwanda and Sudan in February 2012, he warned them up front there was a good chance they might see a child die. Davidson would …

Israel Mum on Mystery Explosion in Sudan

Israel Mum on Mystery Explosion in Sudan

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(JERUSALEM) — Israeli officials on Thursday would not confirm nor deny that the Israeli military carried out an attack Tuesday night on a weapons factory just south of the Sudanese capital Khartoum.The African nation directly acc…

Sudan Rejects US Request to Send Marines to Boost Embassy Security

Sudan Rejects US Request to Send Marines to Boost Embassy Security

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Sudan has rejected a U.S. request to send 50 Marines to that country to help boost security at the American embassy in Khartoum, a U.S. official confirms.With the Marines en route to Sudan on Friday night, a U.S. o…

Sudan and South Sudan Strike Deal on Oil Fees

Sudan and South Sudan Strike Deal on Oil Fees

SIMON MAINA/AFP/GettyImages(WASHINGTON) — The Obama administration Saturday lauded an oil revenue deal between Sudan and South Sudan. The two former civil war foes came to an agreement Friday on fees for landlocked South Sudan to export its oil throug…

US Resident Could Face Death Penalty in Sudan

US Resident Could Face Death Penalty in Sudan

Rudwan Dawod is shown at a Sudan Sunrise school in Sudan. Sudan Sunrise(NEW YORK) — Rudwan Dawod, a permanent U.S. resident currently in a Sudanese jail facing charges including involvement in a terrorist organization, could now also face the death p…

At Holocaust Memorial, Obama Unveils New Sanctions on Syria, Iran

At Holocaust Memorial, Obama Unveils New Sanctions on Syria, Iran

JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Obama announced new steps Monday aimed at preventing authoritarian regimes from using mobile phone and Internet technologies to perpetrate mass atrocities against their people. In a somber address a…

Why George Clooney Wants to Save Sudan

Why George Clooney Wants to Save Sudan

Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Three weeks ago, George Clooney was sauntering down the Oscar’s red carpet in Giorgio Armani threads, cracking jokes with Ryan Seacrest.Twenty-eight days, one round-trip flight to Sudan and a rowdy prot…

George Clooney Released from Jail

George Clooney Released from Jail

Win McNamee/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — After spending the morning in a D.C. jail for civil disobedience in a protest outside of Sudan’s embassy, actor George Clooney paid $100 and was released Friday afternoon.Police Friday morning cuffed Clooney, alo…

George Clooney Arrested Outside Sudanese Embassy in DC

George Clooney Arrested Outside Sudanese Embassy in DC

Win McNamee/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Movie star George Clooney was led away in handcuffs Friday after storming the Sudanese Embassy, protesting the actions of the country’s president.Clooney made the rounds in Washington, D.C., this week, hoping his…

George Clooney Lobbies President Obama on Sudan

George Clooney Lobbies President Obama on Sudan

Pete Souza/The White House via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Actor and activist George Clooney visited the White House Thursday to lobby the president on the plight of the people in South Sudan.“The good news is we feel like there is a commitment a…

Clooney on Capitol Hill: ‘Constant Drip of Fear’ in Sudan

Clooney on Capitol Hill: ‘Constant Drip of Fear’ in Sudan

C-Span(WASHINGTON) — Actor George Clooney argued before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday that what happens in conflict-torn Sudan matters to Americans economically. “South Sudan is shutting off its oil,” Clooney said. &l…

US Condemns Oil Well Bombings in South Sudan

US Condemns Oil Well Bombings in South Sudan

File photo. Hemera/Thinkstock(KHARTOUM, Sudan) — The United States on Thursday condemned bomb attacks in South Sudan.While Sudan officials denied any involvement in the bombing of two oil wells in the newly created state, South Sudan officials say Su…

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