Sudan renews threat to expel int'l groups violating laws

KHARTOUM, Sudan — Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir again threatened to expel any international agency violating the country's laws on Saturday.
Bashir addressed local leaders in the western region of Darfur where the UN's humanitarian arm has been denied access to a massive refugee camp following deadly clashes.
Sudan also accused the UN-African Union peacekeeping force of harboring five individuals from the camp wanted by the government.
Bashir told the gathering late Saturday that any international organization exceeding its mandate would be expelled.
The president in March 2009 expelled more than a dozen aid organizations from Darfur after he was charged with crimes against humanity by an international court for his role in the suppression of the Darfur rebellion.