Category Archives: Sudan

Sudan, Saudi to hold first joint air force drill

Sudan said Sunday it will begin this week a joint air force drill with Saudi Arabia, the first such maneuvers since Khartoum allied with Riyadh after breaking ties with Tehran in 2015. The exercises will be held Wednesday until April

Sudan’s Bashir names ally prime minister

Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir named his first vice president and long-time ally Hassan Saleh to the newly created post of prime minister, the ruling party’s deputy leader said on Wednesday. “The party leadership meeting chaired by President Bashir approved

Almost 1.4 million children face ‘imminent death:’ UN agency

The United Nations children’s agency is warning that almost 1.4 million children are at “imminent risk of death” as famine threatens parts of South Sudan, Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen. The UNICEF announcement comes a day after famine was declared in

Meet the ‘silent sheikh’ who hasn’t spoken since 1990

More than 25 years ago, Sudanese Sheikh Bashir Mohammed Bashir decided to no longer talk and he’s been dubbed the silent sheikh since then. Bashir communicates with people by writing down what he wants to say on paper. He participates

Sudan brings home baby of ISIS fighters slain in Libya

Sudanese security agents on Monday brought home a four-month-old baby girl whose parents were killed in Libya while fighting for ISIS, a security official said. The infant, born to Sudanese parents, was brought to Khartoum after the Libyan Red Crescent

Sudan vows to boost ties with US despite ban

Ibrahim Ghandour

Sudan on Saturday vowed to enhance its bilateral relations with Washington despite US President Donald Trump banning the African country’s citizens from entering the US. Citizens of Sudan, along with those from six other Muslim-majority countries, have been banned from

Sudan’s Bashir visits Saudi Arabia, holds talks with King Salman

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud held talks in Riyadh with Sudan’s President Omar Hassan Al-Bashir. During the talks, both leaders discussed means of enhancing bilateral relations in various fields and reviewed the developments on regional and international

Saudi and Sudanese hold joint military training

Saudi Arabia’s Royal Naval forces and Sudan’s marine troops participated in a joint military training exercises combating the different kinds of smuggling, Al Arabiya.Net reported on Wednesday. The exercises included training on storming of a ship and inspect it for

Sudan thanks Saudi for helping lift US sanctions

Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud called on Sudanese President Omer Hassan Al-Bashir Friday night, congratulating him on the successful surgery he has undergone as well as the lifting of US sanctions on the Sudan. For his part, the

Buses ferry workers as Sudan ‘sit-at-home’ fails

A nationwide “sit-at-home” strike called by Sudanese opposition activists in protest at price hikes failed on Monday as buses ferried workers to offices and schools remained open. The one-day action is part of a “civil disobedience movement” launched by activists

Sudan’s Bashir praises Donald Trump

Sudanese President Omar Bashir, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court for war crimes in Darfur, voiced his support on Tuesday for US President-elect Donald Trump, saying dealing with him will be “much easier.” Trump “focuses on the interests

Sudan official denies rumors of Bashir’s death

Omar al-Bashir

The office of Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir denied rumors that the president has passed away of a heart attack. Taha Othman, the director of Bashir’s office, told that the president is in good health and is resuming his presidential

Sudan: Saudi Arabia’s security a red line

Sudan’s President Omar Hasan al-Bashir of the Republic of Sudan confirmed here today that the security of of Saudi Arabia “is a red line we would not allow any to dare breach it”, noting that his country’s participation in the

Sudan joins world in decrying JASTA, warns of ‘global chaos’

Sudan’s President Omar Hassan al-Bashir warned on Monday the legal risks the Justice against the sponsors of terrorism act (JASTA) poses for the sovereignty of nations if it were to be implemented. In a statement issued by the Sudanese president

UN: South Sudan rival leaders qualify for sanctions

President Salva Kiir

South Sudan’s president and a rebel leader both merit sanctions because their troops have targeted civilians and broken international law, a UN panel of experts says in a new report obtained by The Associated Press. The report also calls for

As Green March turns 40, Moroccan king pledges more support to W. Saharans

As Moroccans celebrated the 40th anniversary festivities of Morocco’s Green March, a peaceful protest which successfully brought an end to Spanish colonial presence in 1975, a large demonstration also took place outside a U.N. office in the Western Saharan city

‘Children massacred’ in South Sudan battles

Dozens of children have been killed in fighting in South Sudan, where battles rage despite political deals to end almost two years of civil war, the United Nations has said. The U.N. said that fighting in the northern battleground state

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