Sudan: 2 Russian pilots held by gunmen in Darfur released

A Sudanese governor says that two Russian pilots who were held by gunmen in the country's restive western Darfur region since January have been freed, and that no ransom was paid.

UN-AU mission in Sudan`s Darfur cuts 770 jobs

 The UN-AU mission in Sudan`s Darfur (UNAMID) will cut 770 civilian jobs, it said on Saturday, as it faces pressure from Khartoum to withdraw from the war-torn western region.

Sudan police open probe into UNAMID rape claim: Ministry

The Sudanese police are investigating an officer from the UN-African Union mission in Darfur over allegations he raped a woman in the western region, a foreign ministry spokesman said Friday.

Sudan steps up pressure on UN mission in Darfur

 Authorities in Sudan are stepping up efforts to force the UN-African Union mission in Darfur to leave, threatening the supply of vital humanitarian aid deliveries.

UN team in Sudan for talks on UNAMID `exit strategy`

A UN team is in Sudan to discuss Khartoum`s call to shut down a UN-AU mission in Darfur that has been trying to investigate rape allegations involving Sudanese troops, the UN peacekeeping chief said Thursday.

Sudan denies UN access to Darfur village to check rape accusations

Sudan has refused to let UN and African Union peacekeepers visit a village in the western Darfur region to investigate allegations of mass rape for the second time this month, saying it was skeptical about the motives for the visit.

UN mission finds no evidence of Darfur `mass rape`

A UN mission said Monday it has found no evidence Sudanese troops had raped 200 women and girls in the Darfur region, where insurgents are battling government forces.

Three Ethiopian peacekeepers killed in Sudan

Three Ethiopian peacekeepers belonging to the African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) were killed by unknown gunmen in the restive western Sudanese region of Darfur Thursday, the mission said in a statement.

Violence spreads in Sudan`s Darfur: UNAMID

Violence has spread in Sudan`s Darfur region, international peacekeepers said on Sunday, reporting a town looted and thousands more displaced on top of an estimated 40,000 who were uprooted last week.

Darfur rebels release last three UNAMID staff

Rebels in Sudan`s Darfur region
have released two Sudanese interpreters and a Yemeni police adviser detained on Sunday during a peacekeeping patrol.

Two police abducted in Darfur are Jordanians

The two UNAMID officers were seized on Saturday in capital of South Darfur.