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Jul 24, 2014

Sudanese woman sentenced to death in Sudan arrives in Italy, which helped secure her release

A Sudanese woman who was sentenced to death in Sudan for refusing to recant her Christian faith has arrived in Italy along with her family, including an infant born in prison... #Sudan #Rome

Jul 24, 2014

Sudan Christian Woman Spared Death Sentence Meets Pope in Rome

The pope spent half an hour speaking with Meriam Ibrahim, whose death sentence in Sudan for refusing to renounce her faith set off an international protest... #Sudan #Roman Catholic Church #Italy

Jul 18, 2014

From Gaza, an Array of Makeshift Rockets Packs a Counterpunch

Though the crude rockets smuggled from Iran, Libya, Sudan and Syria rarely hit high-value targets, they are reaching farther into Israel than ever before... #Syria #Iran #Libya #Sudan #Israel #Egypt #Gaza Strip #Hamas

Jul 14, 2014

Virginia Man Claims Kingdom in Africa for His Daughter

Jeremiah Heaton planted a flag in an unclaimed area along the border of Sudan, declaring his daughter the territory's princes... #Africa #Virginia #Sudan

Jul 18, 2014

From Gaza, an Array of Makeshift Rockets Packs a Counterpunch

Though the crude rockets smuggled from Iran, Libya, Sudan and Syria rarely hit high-value targets, they are reaching farther into Israel than ever before... #Syria #Iran #Libya #Sudan #Israel #Egypt #Gaza Strip #Hamas

Jun 30, 2014

French bank expected to pay U.S. $9 billion

France’s largest bank has agreed to pay the United States a whopping $9 billion fine for flouting American sanctions by dealing with U.S.-blacklisted countries such as Cuba, Iran and Sudan, federal and state officials are expected to announce Monday... #Iran #Cuba #Sudan

Jul 11, 2014

Aid Group: Cholera Threatens Thousands in South Sudan

"Children are especially vulnerable.... #South Sudan #Save the Children

Jul 02, 2014

The price of justice

Holding firm against intense pressure by the French government, the U.S. and New York exacted a record $8.9 billion from banking giant BNP Paribas for incorrigibly helping the outlaw regimes of Iran and Sudan evade economic sanctions... #Iran #Sudan #BNP Paribas

Jun 30, 2014

Guilty plea: BNP Paribas fined $8.8 billion for rogue-regime banking

Pleading guilty to two felonies, French banking giant BNP Paribas will pay more than $8.8 billion to federal and New York state authorities to settle accusations that it funneled billions of dollars from blacklisted countries -- Sudan, Iraq and Cuba ... #Iraq #Cuba #Sudan #BNP Paribas #New York (state)

Jun 30, 2014

BNP Agrees to Pay Nearly $9 Billion to Settle Probe

BNP Paribas agreed to pay nearly $9 billion and plead guilty to violating U.S. sanctions against Sudan, Iran and other countries, an unprecedented settlement that includes a year-long ban on the French bank's ability to transact in U.S. dollars... #Iran #Sudan #BNP Paribas