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Sudan aims anti-aircraft fire at 'target' near capital

Khartoum - Sudanese anti-aircraft crews opened fire on an aerial "target" near Khartoum's twin city of Omdurman, a military spokesman said on Wednesday, after witnesses reported hearing explosions in the area.

Sudan's Bashir reelected with 94% of vote

Khartoum - Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir was re-elected with more than 94 percent of the vote, results showed on Monday, despite international war crimes charges and a poll marred by low turnout and an opposition boycott.

Sudan security seizes newspaper issue: Editor

Khartoum - Sudanese security agents seized the entire Saturday edition of a newspaper over an article about an activist who was detained in the run-up to the country's general elections, its editor-in-chief said.

Sudan votes in controversial poll set to extend Bashir rule

Khartoum - Sudan was voting Monday in elections boycotted by the mainstream opposition that are expected to extend the quarter-century rule of President Omar al-Bashir, who is wanted on war crimes charges.

Egypt signs up to Ethiopian Nile dam deal, citing trust

Khartoum - Egypt on Monday agreed to a preliminary deal with Ethiopia on a new dam project that Cairo feared would hamper the flow of the Nile, the river on which it depends.

Op-Ed: Kayla Mueller: a fearless generous soul

Most people would not sacrifice the safety and comfort of their lives to venture to a foreign country and help those who are most in need. Kayla Mueller was not like most people.

UN warns refugee camps in South Sudan approaching breaking point

The United Nations is warning that refugee camps in South Sudan are approaching their breaking point as more flee the violence in the Nuba Mountains. This warning comes as fresh fighting in the troubled region has increased.

Child soldiers reunited with families

This week 152 child soldiers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo were reunited with their families. While a happy start, the violence these children have lived is a hard trial to get over.

Sudan orders senior UN officials to leave

Khartoum - Sudan has ordered two senior United Nations officials to leave, a UN spokesman said Thursday, after a recent spike in tensions between Khartoum and the peacekeeping mission in Darfur.

Sudan's Bashir hails ICC decision to halt Darfur probe

Khartoum - Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir hailed the International Criminal Court's suspension of its investigations into alleged war crimes in Darfur, accusing it of trying to "humiliate and subjugate" his country.

Sudan's Bashir wants 'clear' plan for UNAMID to leave Darfur

Khartoum - Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir Sunday called for a "clear programme" for the UN-African Union mission in Darfur to leave, saying the peacekeepers had become a "burden".

Man kills 2 guards at Sudan presidential palace

Khartoum - A sword-wielding man described as "insane" killed two Sudanese soldiers on Saturday before being shot dead as he tried to enter the palace where President Omar al-Bashir has his offices.

Minimal progress in meeting between opposing Sudan leaders

Little to no progress appears to have been made over the weekend during a meeting in London between opposing leaders of Sudan's two largest political parties.

Veteran Sudan leader Bashir to run for re-election: adviser

Khartoum - Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir -- in power since a 1989 coup -- will stand for re-election in 2015 after being retained as leader of the ruling party on Tuesday, an adviser said.

Plea agreement reached by global financial institution Special

BNP Paribas S.A. (BNPP) is a global financial institution headquartered in Paris. BNP Paribas admitted that majority of illegal payments were made on behalf of sanctioned countries like Sudan.

Aid workers free after month's captivity in Darfur: UN

Khartoum - Three Sudanese employees of international aid agencies were released on Saturday in the troubled Darfur region after 32 days in captivity, peacekeepers said.

150 killed in Sudan clan battle near oil field

Khartoum - A battle between rival Sudanese clans near an oil-drilling site killed 150 people and wounded 100 more, state-linked media reported on Thursday.

Sudan Christian woman faces new legal challenge: Lawyer

Khartoum - Muslim "relatives" of a Sudanese Christian woman hiding at the US embassy are taking her to court to try to prove she belongs to their family, a lawyer said Tuesday.

Sudan Darfur rebel chief 'killed in action'

Khartoum - A Darfur rebel leader, who experts said was responsible for some of the deadliest attacks against Sudanese forces, has been killed in action, state-linked media said on Sunday.

Sudan Christian's lawyers to seek dismissal of forgery rap

Khartoum - Lawyers for a Sudanese Christian woman who has sought refuge at the US embassy will seek dismissal of forgery charges against her so she can then leave Sudan, one of them said Saturday.
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