The International Criminal Court issued an arrest warrant for the Sudanese president, Omar al-Bashir, a year ago Thursday. Now, reports of violence have cropped up in southern Sudan, Darfur.
President Bashir of Sudan, who faces an international arrest warrant for war crimes in Darfur, is scheduled to arrive Sunday in Turkey for an Islamic conference. Darfur groups want Bashir arrested.
President Obama's special envoy to Sudan told senators Thursday that the designation is no longer applicable. But others in the administration disagree.