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South Sudan foes to hold new talks on Monday

Khartoum - South Sudanese President Salva Kiir and arch-foe Riek Machar are to meet in Khartoum on Monday for only their second round of talks in nearly two years, the Sudanese foreign ministry said.

UN eyes further drawdown of Darfur peacekeeping mission

New York - The United Nations is planning to press on with a major drawdown of its joint peacekeeping mission with the African Union in Sudan's Darfur region, the UN peacekeeping chief said Monday.

Sudan teen's death penalty puts spotlight on women's rights

Khartoum - When a Sudanese teenager was sentenced to death last week for killing her husband, who had allegedly raped her, activists knew that a new fight had begun for women's rights in Sudan.

UN sees 'serious threat' in region disputed by Sudans

New York - The United Nations Security Council warned Tuesday the lack of progress in the disputed Abyei region between Sudan and South Sudan was a grave threat to international security.

Sudan fuel shortage hikes black market prices

Khartoum - Black market fuel prices surged on Saturday in Khartoum and other Sudanese towns as petrol and diesel shortages forced residents to queue for hours outside gas stations.

Sudan must 'terminate' N. Korea ties before terror tag talks: US

Khartoum - Sudan has to "terminate all business ties" with North Korea before any talks could begin for removing Khartoum from the US "terrorism" blacklist, a top US official said Monday.

Sudan unearths bones from pyramid for DNA testing

- Archaeologists in Sudan have reopened an ancient pyramid and extracted bones and artefacts, in order to carry out further examination including DNA tests.

Bashir fires Sudan foreign minister

Khartoum - President Omar al-Bashir on Thursday fired Sudan's Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour, state media reported, after he said that Sudanese diplomats abroad had been unpaid for months.

Rebels kill dozens of Sudanese troops in Yemen: military sources

Aden - A rebel ambush in Yemen killed dozens of Sudanese soldiers belonging to a Saudi-led coalition fighting on the side of the government, military sources and the insurgents said Saturday.

Israel closes migrant facility in mass expulsion plan

Jerusalem - Israel has closed a desert detention centre for migrants as part of a controversial plan for the mass expulsion of thousands of Eritreans and Sudanese who entered the country illegally, officials said Thursday.

Oxfam faces South Sudan abuse claim as sex scandal widens

London - Scandal-hit British charity Oxfam was reeling Tuesday after fresh claims of sexual assault and cover-up in South Sudan, as Haiti's president condemned the behaviour of some of its staff in his country as "undignified and dishonest".

Oxfam faces fresh claim of abuse in South Sudan

London - Scandal-hit British charity Oxfam was reeling Tuesday after fresh claims of sexual assault and rape, this time between aid workers in South Sudan.

Paris opens a door to exiled artists

Paris - It was when Kubra Khademi stopped the traffic in Kabul, and men began to throw stones at her and bay for her blood, that she knew she was going to have to leave the country.

Sudan frees AFP, Reuters reporters detained covering protests

Khartoum - Sudan on Monday freed Agence France-Presse's reporter in Khartoum, Abdelmoneim Abu Idris Ali, and a Reuters journalist who were arrested last week while covering protests.

Sudan holds communist leader after bread price demo: party

Khartoum - Sudanese security agents arrested the leader of the opposition Communist Party on Wednesday after it organised a protest in the capital Khartoum against rising bread prices, its spokesman told AFP.

Belgian PM seeks EU help in row over deported Sudanese

Brussels - Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel said Thursday he would seek EU help to settle a row over his country's deportation of Sudanese who were allegedly tortured on their return home.

Sudan students, police clash on third day of protests

Khartoum - Hundreds of Sudanese students from the University of Khartoum threw stones at anti-riot police Monday on a third day of protests against soaring bread prices, an AFP correspondent reported.

Queues at Sudan bakeries as bread prices soar

Khartoum - Angry Sudanese queued outside bakeries in Khartoum on Friday as bread prices doubled overnight, with bakers blaming a government decision to stop importing wheat.

Turkey 'laughed off' demand to arrest Sudan leader

Istanbul - Turkey "laughed off" a demand from the International Criminal Court (ICC) to arrest Sudan's wanted leader when he attended a summit in Istanbul, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was quoted as saying Thursday.

Egypt FM to visit Ethiopia over Nile dam

Cairo - Egypt's top diplomat is to visit Addis Ababa Tuesday to discuss controversial Ethiopian plans to build a dam on the Nile that Cairo fears will impact its water supplies, his ministry said Monday.

Russia to build nuclear power plant in Sudan

Moscow - Russia has signed an agreement to build a nuclear power plant in Sudan, Russia's Rosatom nuclear agency announced on Friday, a month after a meeting between President Vladimir Putin and his Sudanese counterpart Omar al-Bashir.

Wanted Sudan leader Bashir attends Turkey's Islamic summit

Istanbul - Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, who is wanted on charges of genocide and war crimes, attended Wednesday an emergency summit of the world's main pan-Islamic group in Istanbul.

Migrants seek refuge in small French port

Ouistreham - A year after France dismantled the notorious "Jungle" migrant camp at Calais, nearly 100 Africans can be found living out in the cold in the northern port of Ouistreham.

Militia chief arrest 'dangerous moment' for Sudan's Darfur

Khartoum - By arresting Darfur's powerful militia chief Musa Hilal, Khartoum has tightened its control over Sudan's strife-torn region but analysts say it might open a new chapter of violence.

In Russia, Sudan's Bashir asks Putin for 'protection' from US

Sochi - Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court for genocide and war crimes, on Thursday asked Russia's Vladimir Putin to protect his country from the United States.

Canada slaps sanctions on 52 in Russia, Venezuela, S.Sudan

Ottawa - Canada imposed sanctions Friday against 52 people in three countries for human rights abuses and corruption under a new law enacted in memory of late Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky.

Kiir accuses Sudan of being 'source of weapons' in South Sudan war

Khartoum - South Sudanese President Salva Kiir on Thursday accused Sudan of being a "source of weapons" fuelling the brutal civil war in his country as he met leader Omar al-Bashir in Khartoum.

EU vows to aid Sudan for 'as long as it takes'

Khartoum - Even as global donors reduce their aid offerings to war-torn Sudan, the European Union has vowed to provide the African country with humanitarian assistance for "as long as it takes".

EU offers 106 mln euros in humanitarian aid for Sudan

Khartoum - The European Commission on Monday announced a 106-million-euro ($124-million) aid package for Sudan, saying around 4.8 million people needed urgent humanitarian assistance in the African country.

US warns Americans about visiting Sudan over 'terror risks'

Khartoum - The United States has warned Americans about travelling to Sudan given the "risks of terrorism" in the African country, prompting an angry response from Khartoum on Friday.
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