Saudi King Salman, Tillerson discuss regional developments in Riyadh

:: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met with Saudi Arabia’s King Salman in the Yamama Palace on Sunday and discussed recent regional developments, bilateral relations and means of cooperation between the More »

Russian president: King Salman’s visit to Moscow a great honor

:: Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Saudi King Salman’s visit to Moscow was a great honor for Russia, and described it as a “historical event” because it was the first visit More »

Yemen PM: Iranian ship seized near the coast of Socotra

:: The Yemeni government announced on Saturday that it had seized an Iranian ship carrying 19 sailors off the coast of the Socotra archipelago, east of the country. “The Iranian ship was More »

Saudi’s Al-Falih says global oil market improving, stabilizing

:: The global oil market is improving and stabilizing, Saudi Oil Minister Khalid Al-Falih said in Baghdad on Saturday. In a speech at the opening of the Baghdad International Exhibition, Al-Falih praised More »

US Treasury Secretary to visit Middle East over Iran threats

:: US Secretary of Treasury Steven Mnuchin will be visiting the Middle East this week to discuss the Terrorist Financing Target Center (TFTC) partnership and other matters on Iran. Accompanying Mnuchin is More »


Category Archives: Sudan

Sudanese diplomat arrested in New York for groping woman called back to Khartoum

:: A Sudanese United Nations diplomat reportedly arrested in New York for groping a woman at a Manhattan bar has been recalled to Khartoum, according to the Sudanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman. The spokesman, Ambassador Ghariballah al-Khidir, told Al

Sudanese diplomat arrested for groping woman in New York bar

:: The Sudanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs is investigating a case of a Sudanese diplomat who was reportedly arrested after he groped a woman at a New York East Village bar. The diplomat identified by the New York Daily News

Al-Bashir thanks Kings Salman on Saudi efforts to lift US economic sanctions

:: The President of Sudan, Omar Hassan al-Bashir, on Monday spoke to King Salman bin Abdulaziz expressing his thanks and appreciation for the support of the King and the efforts of the Saudi government to help partially lift the 20-year-old

Saudi efforts lift US sanctions on Sudan

:: Saudi Arabia has succeeded in persuading the US administration to lift economic sanctions imposed on Sudan. A US official said on Friday, that the United States has lifted 20-year economic sanctions on Sudan, attributing it to improvements in human

US official: Sanctions on Sudan lifted but to remain as terror sponsor

:: The United States lifted long-standing sanctions against Sudan on Friday, saying it had made progress fighting terrorism and easing humanitarian distress, and also secured Khartoum’s commitment not to pursue arms deals with North Korea. In a move that completes

Turkey opens $50m training camp for Somali Army

:: Turkey opened its largest overseas military training camp on Saturday on a 400-hectare seafront site in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia. The $50 million camp, which has been under construction since March 2015, was inaugurated by Somali Prime Minister

Sudanese American counter-terror, intelligence cooperation pays off with travel ban lift

:: The lifting of Sudan’s travel ban by the United States’ Trump administration was the result of deep intelligence and counter terrorism cooperation, according to a Sudanese diplomat. On Monday, US President Donald Trump removed Sudan from a list of

Sudan student condemned to hang for killing of police officer

:: A court in Sudan on Sunday sentenced a university student to death after convicting him of killing a policeman during protests in the capital last year, a defence lawyer said. Asim Omer, who was studying at Khartoum University, was

UN: At least three killed in Sudan clashes over Bashir visit to south Darfur

:: At least three people were killed and more than 20 wounded when Sudanese troops clashed at a South Darfur refugee camp with displaced people protesting against a visit by President Omar Al-Bashir, the United Nations mission said on Friday.

Libyan coastguards turn back more than 1,000 migrants

:: Libyan coastguard vessels intercepted 1,074 migrants during an intensive day of operations west of the capital Tripoli on Saturday, a spokesman said. There has been a sharp drop in migrant crossings between Libya and Italy since July, largely attributed

Cooler temperatures in Sudan spark spending frenzy

:: Trade in the Sudanese capital Khartoum has increased significantly, as falling temperatures in the last week created a frenzy in the market. Shops, parks and entertainment venues were bursting with people due to the steep decline in temperature in

Russian ambassador to Sudan found dead, no foul play suspected

:: Russia’s ambassador to Sudan, Mirgayas Shirinsky, was found dead at his Khartoum residence on Wednesday, the Sudanese foreign ministry said. “The Russian ambassador died this evening at his Khartoum residence,” the ministry said, without giving a cause of death.

Sudanese children freed from ISIS captivity in Libya

:: Four Sudanese children whose parents are belived to have died while fighting for ISIS in Sirte Libya, have been handed over to the Sudanese consulate on Sunday. Sirte has been host to ISIS from 2015 to 2016 after Libyan

Sudan warns of floods as Nile surges

:: Sudan on Monday warned Khartoum residents along the Nile of likely “massive floods” as water levels of the river rose to a record high following heavy rains in Ethiopia. The Blue Nile flowing to Sudan from Ethiopia converges with

Sudan invited to US-Egyptian military exercises

:: Sudan has received an invitation to US-Egyptian military training exercises in October, a first for the country in nearly three decades, its Defense Ministry said. The head of the Sudanese army, General Emad al-Din Adawi, announced the invitation for

Police: Violence, arson at S.Sudanese refugee camp in Sudan

:: Violence and arson broke out on Thursday at the biggest South Sudanese refugee camp in Sudan, which houses tens of thousands of people, a security official said. The scale and cause of the violence at the al-Waral camp in

Sudan agrees to continue to communicate positively with US at the request of Saudi Arabia

:: Sudan President Omar Hassan al-Bashir praised the distinct and strong relations that his country have with Saudi Arabia, expressing his appreciation for the Kingdom’s efforts in serving the Muslims and thanking it for its continued support to Sudan in

US postpones decision on Sudan sanctions for three months

:: The United States on Tuesday postponed for three months a decision on whether to permanently lift certain sanctions on Sudan over its human rights record and other issues, the State Department said. Former President Barack Obama lifted the sanctions

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