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UN renews peacekeepers for Abyei

By PETER JAMES SPIELMANN Associated Press UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The Security Council has extended its peacekeeping mission in Abyei, a region contested by Sudan and South Sudan, and demanded that Sudan withdraw a platoon of police troopers from an oil refinery in the area. Full story

Factbox: Sudan and South Sudan border tensions

(Reuters) - Sudan and South Sudan signed deals on Thursday to secure their shared border and boost trade, but failed to resolve other conflicts remaining after the South seceded last year. Full story

Sudan, South Sudan sign deals to restart oil, secure border

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - The leaders of Sudan and South Sudan signed deals on Thursday to secure their shared border and boost trade, paving the way for the resumption of oil exports but stopping short of ending other disputes remaining after the South's secession. Full story

Sudan, South Sudan to resume oil exports, no wider deal

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - The leaders of Sudan and South Sudan reached a border security deal on Wednesday that will restart badly needed oil exports, but failed to solve the other main conflicts left over when Africa's largest country split last year. Full story

U.N. concerned by delays in peace bid for Sudan, South Sudan

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council expressed concern on Monday at delays by Sudan and South Sudan in implementing a resolution that threatened sanctions if the former civil war foes failed to halt fighting and resume talks on a string of disputes. Full story

Sudan says it pulls police from disputed region

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Sudan said it had pulled its police forces from a disputed border region, removing a possible obstacle to troubled peace talks with its neighbor South Sudan which also claims the fertile area. Full story

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Protesters representing regions along the border with Sudan, including Panthou, Abyei, and Northern Bahr el Ghazel,chant slogans and carry banners as they gather outside of the Parliament building in Juba, South Sudan, against a recently signed agreement between Sudan and South Sudan in Addis Ababa

Protesters representing regions along the border with Sudan, including Panthou, Abyei, and Northern Bahr el Ghazel, chant slogans and carry banners as they gather in Juba, South Sudan
Protesters representing regions along the border with Sudan, including Panthou, Abyei, and Northern Bahr el Ghazel, chant slogans and carry banners as they gather in Juba, South Sudan

Protesters representing regions along the border with Sudan, including Panthou, Abyei, and Northern Bahr el Ghazel, chant slogans and carry banners as they gather outside of the Parliament building in Juba, South Sudan, against a recently signed agreement between Sudan and South Sudan in Addis Ababa

Policemen stand guard as protesters representing regions along the border with Sudan, including Panthou, Abyei, and Northern Bahr el Ghazel, gather outside of the Parliament building in Juba, South Sudan, against a recently signed agreement between Sudan a
Policemen stand guard as protesters representing regions along the border with Sudan, including Panthou, Abyei, and Northern Bahr el Ghazel, gather outside of the Parliament building in Juba, South Sudan, against a recently signed agreement between Sudan a

Policemen stand guard as protesters representing regions along the border with Sudan, including Panthou, Abyei, and Northern Bahr el Ghazel, gather outside of the Parliament building in Juba, South Sudan, against a recently signed agreement between Sudan and South Sudan in Addis Ababa October 15, 20