Qatar Pledges $500 Million to Sudan’s Darfur

Qatar has pledged $500 million to help rebuild Sudan’s war-battered Darfur region.

Qatari officials made the announcement Monday in Doha, where delegates are gathered for the final day of a donor conference to raise funds for development and reconstruction in Darfur.

Prior to the start of the conference on Sunday, Britain promised $100 million to Sudan over three years, with about half of that going to Darfur.

The European Union also pledged $35 million.

Darfur has been racked by …