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Sudan, U.S. Tentatively Improving Ties

Days after the U.S. Embassy shut down due to terror threats, the State Department urged Americans to stay away from this northeastern African country because of further warnings of danger. For a week or so, it looked like Sudan — on the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism since 1993 — could be targeted for the kind of attack that recently hit Saudi Arabia and Turkey. But the embassy reopened after less than a week, and despite the warnings and threats, Sudan and the United States seem to agree the country is making headway in the war against terrorism. Najeib El-Kheir, Sudan’s state minister for foreign affairs, said his country’s cooperation with Washington should be praised given its history — the government sheltered al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden in the 1990s — and its location in a “region of turmoil.” Full Story

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