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Sudanese President Arrives in Libya for Darfur Talks

Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir has arrived in Libya for talks on Sudan's troubled Darfur region.

Sudan's official news agency, SUNA, says the president will meet with Darfur rebels who refused to endorse a peace deal signed last year.

The discussions this week also will be attended by Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi and Eritrean President Isaias Afewerki.

Last year, Sudan's government and the largest Darfur rebel group signed a landmark peace deal. Some other rebel groups rejected the deal, saying it does not meet their demands for power- and wealth-sharing.

Four years of fighting in Darfur has killed at least 200,000 people and driven more than two million others from their homes.

President Bashir has resisted the deployment of United Nations peacekeepers to Darfur to support a 7,000-strong African Union mission.

Some information for this report provided by AFP and Reuters.