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Sudan ruling party unveils new, smaller cabinet

Sep 14, 2018 - 3:26 PM

The cabinet is due to be sworn in on Friday, September 14, and is scheduled to hold its first meeting on Sunday, September 16.

NEW CABINET. In this file photo, Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir walks to make his speech during the inauguration ceremony of Djibouti International Free Trade Zone (DIFTZ) in Djibouti on July 5, 2018. File photo by Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP

South Sudan's Riek Machar refuses to sign peace deal – mediator

Aug 28, 2018 - 7:47 PM

Sudanese Foreign Minister Al-Dierdiry Ahmed says the opposition's refusal to sign spelled the end of the current Khartoum talks

END TO PEACE TALKS? This combination of pictures created on June 19, 2018 shows (L) South Sudan's President Salva Kiir on January 29, 2018 and (R) South Sudan's rebel leader Riek Machar on January 26, 2016. File photos by Simon Maina and Isaac Kasamani/AFP

22 children dead in Nile boat accident in Sudan

Aug 15, 2018 - 10:19 PM

(UPDATED) 'The accident was caused by engine failure halfway across because of a strong current,' the SUNA news agency reports

NILE. Panoramic view over Nile confluence in Khartoum. Photo from Shutterstock.

South Sudan president pardons rival, rebels – state radio

Aug 09, 2018 - 5:21 PM

The announcement comes days after the two men signed a power-sharing deal in the Sudanese capital Khartoum aimed at ending a nearly 5-year civil war that has killed tens of thousands and uprooted millions

PARDON. This combination of pictures created on June 19, 2018 shows (L) South Sudan's President Salva Kiir and (R) South Sudan's rebel leader Riek Machar. Photos by Simon Maina and ISaac Kasamani/AFP

U.S. envoy to work with Sudan to remove from 'terror' list

Jul 05, 2018 - 11:05 AM

Sudanese officials say that having Khartoum on Washington's blacklist makes international banks wary of doing business in Sudan and in turn hampers the country's economic revival

In this file photo, top US envoy in Khartoum, Charge D'affaires Steven Koutsis, speaks during a press conference at the US embassy on October 7, 2017. File photo by Ashraf Shazly/AFP

South Sudan foes meet after 2 years

Jun 21, 2018 - 11:36 AM

The official scope of the talks is broad but analysts say the outcome remains unclear given their notoriously volatile relationship and entrenched positions

MEETING. This combination of pictures created on June 19, 2018 shows South Sudan's President Salva Kiir and South Sudan's rebel leader Riek Machar. Photo by Simon Maina and Isaac Kasamani/AFP

Last male northern white rhino dies in Kenya – keepers

Mar 20, 2018 - 3:33 PM

Theoretically, the death of the last male northern white rhino, named Sudan, assures the extinction of this subspecies of rhino

SUDAN. In this file photo, a caregiver calms Sudan, the last known male of the northern white rhinoceros subspecies, on December 5, 2016, at the Ol Pejeta conservancy in Laikipia County. File photo by Tony Karumba/AFP

Sudan's Bashir replaces intelligence chief – state media

Feb 11, 2018 - 7:35 PM

A presidential decree announces Salah Abdallah Mohammed Salih as the new head of the country's National Intelligence and Security Service

REPLACED. This file photo taken on March 27, 2012 shows the chief of Sudan's powerful intelligence service, Mohammed Atta, during a conference in Khartoum. Photo by Ebrahim Hamid/AFP

Israel plans to force out thousands of African migrants

Jan 03, 2018 - 8:57 PM

Under the plan, some 38,000 migrants who entered Israel illegally, mainly Eritreans and Sudanese, have until the end of March to leave

MIGRANTS. In this file photo, an African migrant rides a bicycle with a child near the Levinsky park street in southern Tel Aviv on September 4, 2017. Photo by  Menahem Kahana / AFP

France to probe Lactalis baby milk salmonella scare

Dec 27, 2017 - 9:16 AM

The product withdrawals affects consumers in countries as far afield as China, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Britain and Sudan, underlining the company's global reach and the difficulty in tracing all the potentially at-risk powder

PRODUCT RECALL. The French government issued an international alert warning that batches of the Lactalis infant formula could be contaminated with Salmonella. AFP PHOTO

South Sudan to join Chemical Weapons Convention – watchdog

Dec 02, 2017 - 12:51 PM

That would leave Israel, Egypt and North Korea as the only countries yet to join the arms treaty which came into force in 1997

CHEMICAL WEAPONS CONVENTION. This file photo shows the headquarters of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons. File photo from Wikipedia

UN reports 31 allegations of sex abuse and exploitation

Nov 04, 2017 - 9:47 AM

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is 'obviously disappointed and saddened that these actions continue,' says UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric

PEACEKEEPERS IN MALI. UN peacekeepers stand guard near the airport on February 4, 2016 in Timbuktu, central Mali. File photo by Sebastien Rieussec/AFP

U.S. to resume refugee admissions; 11 countries still blocked

Oct 25, 2017 - 7:43 AM

The United States will resume accepting refugees after a 120-day ban, but arrivals from 11 'high-risk' countries, most of them home to Muslim majorities, will still be blocked

WELCOME. In this file photo, people look over the arrivals board at JFK International Airport's Terminal 4, February 4, 2017 in New York. Bryan R. Smith/AFP

Sudan eyes economic revival as U.S. lifts sanctions

Oct 07, 2017 - 6:44 PM

The financial sanctions had put restrictions on international banking transactions, exchange of technology and spare parts, and other cumbersome trade regulations have hampered economic growth.

END TO SANCTIONS. A picture taken on October 2, 2017 shows a man walking outside a butchers' shop in the Sudanese capital's twin city of Omdurman. Photo by Ashraf Shazly/AFP

North Korea, Venezuela, Chad among 8 countries on new U.S. travel ban

Sep 25, 2017 - 7:42 AM

(UPDATED) Sudan, one of 6 majority-Muslim countries on the original travel ban, is removed from the list, leaving 8 nations with complete or partial blocks on travel to the United States

AIRPORT ARRIVALS. People walk through international arrivals at terminal four at John F. Kennedy (JFK) airport on June 26, 2017 in New York City. Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP

U.S. reporter killed covering South Sudan clashes

Aug 27, 2017 - 6:33 PM

The American citizen was killed with 18 others when clashes broke out in Kaya between insurgent troops and government forces

UN calls on South Sudan to stop impeding its peacekeepers

Aug 25, 2017 - 10:14 AM

Egypt s envoy to the world body Amr Abdellatif Aboulatta says that UN Security Council members have also asked all parties to the conflict to put a halt to offensive operations

On the front lines of humanitarian work for families fleeing conflict

Aug 19, 2017 - 4:34 PM

UNHCR places the spotlight on 4 Filipino humanitarian workers on the front lines of protecting families on the run from conflict violence and persecution

IDP. Disoma conducts Protection Monitoring at an evacuation camp in Balo-I, Lanao del Norte

Federal judge weakens Trump travel ban

Jul 14, 2017 - 3:29 PM

UPDATED The decision by Judge Derrick Watson is a victory for opponents of the ban which the Trump administration says is necessary to keep out terrorists

Donald Trump file photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images/AFP; Airport file photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

ICC to rule if South Africa broke rules by not arresting Sudan's Bashir

Jul 04, 2017 - 10:49 AM

The landmark decision will serve as a blueprint for future cooperation between countries and the International Criminal Court experts say

A picture taken on November 23, 2015 shows the new building of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, The Netherlands. Martijn Beekman/ANP/AFP

U.S. 6-country travel ban takes effect with few exceptions for relatives

Jun 30, 2017 - 8:21 AM

UPDATED Hawaii has asked federal district Judge Derrick Watson to clarify the scope of the travel and refugee bans in the Pacific island state

TRAVEL BAN. Tareq Aquel Mohammed Aziz holds travel documents after arriving from Yemen at Dulles International airport on February 6, 2017 in Washington, DC. File photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images/AFP

U.S. appeals court upholds block on Trump travel ban

Jun 13, 2017 - 7:48 AM

The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit keeps in place a lower court injunction on the ban arguing the president has overstepped his authority and his executive order discriminated against travelers based on their nationality

WELCOME TO THE USA. This file photo taken on February 8, 2017 shows Yemenis who were among those stranded in Djibouti when US President Donald Trump ordered his travel ban, arrive to Los Angeles International Airport in Los Angeles, California. David McNew/File/AFP

Contaminated vaccines kill 15 children in South Sudan

Jun 02, 2017 - 10:00 PM

During the vaccination of 300 people in Kapoeta local officials failed to follow guidelines storing the vaccine unrefrigerated for 4 days and using a single syringe for the entire campaign a probe into the deaths shows

Trump's travel ban faces new test

May 08, 2017 - 2:01 PM

A US appeals court is set to take on a case that has stymied the administration s controversial efforts to bar travelers from 6 Muslim majority countries

WELCOME? Travelers arrive at the international terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport, March 6, 2017 in New York City. Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

60 aid workers forced to flee South Sudan fighting – UN

Apr 15, 2017 - 9:38 PM

The outbreak of violence in the eastern Jonglei region comes after fierce clashes in southern Pajok and western Wau in the past 2 weeks

UK says South Sudan violence amounts to 'genocide'

Apr 13, 2017 - 9:23 PM

South Sudan s Information Minister Michael Makuei slams International Development Minister Priti Patel s comments as unfortunate and misleading

CIVIL WAR. This file photo taken on February 26, 2016 shows Akki Adduok, a displaced woman residing in the Protection of Civilians (PoC) site in Malakal, South Sudan, sitting in the spot where her shelter used to be. File photo by Albert Gonzalez Farran/AFP

Sudan opens 'humanitarian corridor' for famine-hit South Sudan

Mar 26, 2017 - 11:45 PM

100 000 people face starvation and another million are on the brink of famine in the world s youngest nation

DIRE CONDITIONS. A family from the Dinka community eats lunch inside a classroom of the Sobat Secondary School in Malakal, South Sudan, February 26, 2016. File photo by Albert Gonzalez Farran/AFP

Plane crash-lands in South Sudan with 45 onboard

Mar 20, 2017 - 10:46 PM

UPDATED Images circulating on social media show thick black smoke billowing from the aircraft which was completely burned out except for the tail clearly bearing the insignia of local carrier South Supreme Airlines

South Sudan buys weapons during famine – UN report

Mar 18, 2017 - 11:34 AM

The report obtained by Agence France Presse calls for an arms embargo on South Sudan – a measure that has been backed by the United States but was rejected by the Security Council during a vote in December

DIRE CONDITIONS. A family from the Dinka community eats lunch inside a classroom of the Sobat Secondary School in Malakal, South Sudan, February 26, 2016. File photo by Albert Gonzalez Farran/AFP

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Mar 16, 2017 - 10:30 PM

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Hawaii judge freezes Trump's revamped travel ban

Mar 16, 2017 - 7:22 AM

4th UPDATE The court in Honolulu is the first to rule in a trio of legal challenges against the ban which was set to go into effect March 16

LEGAL ENTRY. In this file photo, traveler Tareq Aquel Mohammed Aziz holds travel documents after arriving from Yemen at Dulles International airport on February 6, 2017 in Washington, DC. Win McNamee/Getty Images/AFP

World faces worst humanitarian crisis since WWII – UN

Mar 11, 2017 - 8:59 PM

UN s humanitarian chief Stephen O Brien calls for an urgent mobilization of funds for northeastern Nigeria Somalia South Sudan and Yemen to avert a catastrophe

This file photo taken on October 11, 2016 shows a mother breastfeeding her child who suffers acute malnutrition at the clinic run by Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in Aweil, northern Bahr al-Ghazal, South Sudan. Albert Gonzalez Farran/AFP

South Africa revokes decision to leave ICC – UN

Mar 08, 2017 - 6:56 PM

Notice of Pretoria s decision to end the withdrawal process was posted on the UN s treaty website this week although it does not necessarily spell the end of its bid to leave the Hague based court

A picture taken on November 23, 2015 shows the new building of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, The Netherlands. Martijn Beekman/ANP/AFP

Decried as Muslim ban, will Trump decree pass legal muster?

Mar 08, 2017 - 3:56 PM

Can challengers succeed in overturning a measure that was deliberately crafted to remove the red flags raised by US courts over the first attempt? That may be more difficult

Yemenis who were among those stranded in Djibouti when President Trump ordered his travel ban, arrive to Los Angeles International Airport on February 8, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. David McNew/AFP

Trump signs revised travel ban, exempts Iraqis

Mar 06, 2017 - 10:31 PM

UPDATED Legal permanent residents and current visa holders would be explicitly exempt from the order Iraq would also no longer be on the list of countries affected

REVISING AN ORDER. This file photo taken on February 14, 2017 shows US President Donald Trump during a meeting with teachers, school administrators and parents in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, DC. File photo by Saul Loeb/ AFP

Tiba dari Sudan, 139 personel Polri dikarantina

Mar 06, 2017 - 10:44 AM

Otoritas di Sudan menyatakan tumpukan senjata di Bandara El Fasher bukan milik personel Polri

FPU INDONESIA. Anggota Satgas FPU Indonesia VIII memperagakan yel saat mengikuti upacara pemberangkatan di Rupatama Mabes Polri, Jakarta, Kamis, 17 Desember 2016. Foto oleh Muhammad Adimaja/ANTARA

1.4 million children face famine in 4 countries – UNICEF

Feb 21, 2017 - 11:00 AM

These children in Nigeria Somalia South Sudan and Yemen could die from severe malnutrition this year

This file photo taken on October 11, 2016 shows Agop Manut (11 months), who suffers acute malnutrition and respiratory distress, assisting at the clinic run by Doctors without Borders (MSF) in Aweil, Northern Bahr al Ghazal, South Sudan. Albert Gonzalez Farran/AFP

South Sudan suffering 'man-made' famine

Feb 20, 2017 - 6:15 PM

Nearly 5 million people are facing starvation and famine the government says

This file photo taken on October 11, 2016 shows a mother breastfeeding her child who suffers acute malnutrition at the clinic run by Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in Aweil, northern Bahr al-Ghazal, South Sudan. Albert Gonzalez Farran/AFP

Polri: Personel kepolisian di Sudan kembali ke Indonesia pada akhir bulan Februari

Feb 18, 2017 - 9:09 AM

Dengan dikeluarkan nota pemulangan sekaligus menepis tuduhan personel Polri berniat menyelundupkan senjata dari Sudan ke Indonesia

FPU INDONESIA. Anggota Satgas FPU Indonesia VIII memperagakan yel saat mengikuti upacara pemberangkatan di Rupatama Mabes Polri, Jakarta, Kamis, 17 Desember 2016. Foto oleh Muhammad Adimaja/ANTARA

Mabes Polri: Tas berisi senjata di Sudan terbukti bukan milik personel Indonesia

Feb 13, 2017 - 9:37 PM

139 kontingen Polri dijadwalkan bisa kembali ke Tanah Air usai tanggal 15 Februari

FPU INDONESIA. Anggota Satgas FPU Indonesia VIII memperagakan yel saat mengikuti upacara pemberangkatan di Rupatama Mabes Polri, Jakarta, Kamis, 17 Desember 2016. Foto oleh Muhammad Adimaja/ANTARA

Faces of despair: Refugees wait years with no promise of resettlement

Feb 10, 2017 - 12:41 PM

In Indonesia a transit country many refugees wait years to start a new life On the bottom of that waitlist are single men who unable to work are unable to live decent lives

WATCH: Refugees plead for resettlement, police get involved

Feb 08, 2017 - 12:07 PM

Refugees who have been stuck in Indonesia for years waiting for resettlement protest in front of the UN Refugee Agency They ask not to be forgotten

SAVE US. Refugees in Indonesia waiting for resettlement seek to be helped. Photo by Han Nguyen/Rappler

U.S. judge deals severe legal blow to Trump travel ban

Feb 04, 2017 - 10:07 AM

3rd UPDATE The restraining order issued by Seattle US District Judge James Robart is valid nationwide pending a full review of a complaint filed by Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson

LEGAL BATTLE. Patrick Wicklund, from Seattle, stands outside the U.S. District Court, Western Washington, on February 3, 2017 in Seattle, Washington. Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed a state lawsuit challenging key sections of President Trump's immigration Executive Order as illegal and unconstitutional. Wicklund says he wanted to show support for refugees and immigrants who are his neighbors and to Bob Ferguson for standing up for an executive order he thinks is unconstitutional. Karen Ducey/Getty Images/AFP

U.S. revokes 60,000 visas after Trump order

Feb 04, 2017 - 8:07 AM

To put that number in context we issued over 11 million immigrant and non immigrant visas in fiscal year 2015 says Will Cocks spokesman for the US State Department s bureau of consular affairs

PROTESTS. Demonstrators chant slogans during an interfaith solidarity protest against President Donald Trump's executive immigration ban outside the Downtown Islamic Center on February 3, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. Joshua LOTT / AFP

Trump downplays travel ban impact as fallout deepens

Jan 31, 2017 - 8:14 AM

UPDATED After a weekend of chaos at airports mass protests and diplomatic outcries criticism of Trump s proposal even came from his predecessor Barack Obama

Protesters gather at the Los Angeles International airport's Tom Bradley terminal, to demonstrate against President Trump's executive order effectively banning citizens from 7 Muslim majority countries, January 30, 2017. Konrad Fiedler/AFP

Trump's first major test is U.S. travel ban uproar

Jan 30, 2017 - 8:48 AM

UPDATED The ban is criticized by allies sparks confusion over its implementation and galvanizes Democrats looking for a lightning rod to beat Trump

Demonstrators at Philadelphia International Airport protest against President Donald Trump's executive order banning Muslim immigration on January 29, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images/AFP

Malacañang: We respect U.S. immigration ban

Jan 29, 2017 - 8:50 PM

Palace spokesperson: We respect the policy of the United States of America if they have prohibitions or they would be banning people from entering their country because that is their right

Protestors rally at a demonstration against the new ban on immigration issued by President Donald Trump at Logan International Airport on January 28, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. Scott Eisen/Getty Images/AFP

Muslim world shocked, outraged at U.S. visa ban

Jan 29, 2017 - 7:16 PM

Families split a father unable to reach his son s wedding and officials warning of a gift to extremists – the visa ban triggers shock and confusion among those affected

'NO MUSLIM BAN' Protesters gather to denounce President Donald Trump's executive order that bans certain immigration, at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport on January 28, 2017 in Dallas, Texas. G. Morty Ortega/Getty Images/AFP

Trump originally asked for 'Muslim ban' says Giuliani

Jan 29, 2017 - 5:32 PM

Show me the right way to do it legally ex New York mayor Rudy Giuliani says Trump told him

Demonstrators protest against President Trump's executive immigration ban at Chicago O'Hare International Airport on January 28, 2017. Joshua Lott/AFP

Trump immigration ban loses first legal battle

Jan 29, 2017 - 11:05 AM

UPDATED A federal judge blocks part of President Donald Trump s temporary immigration ban ordering authorities to stop deporting refugees and other travelers stuck at US airports

Demonstrators block traffic at the international arrival terminal as they protest against muslim immigration ban at San Francisco International Airport on January 28, 2017 in San Francisco, California. Stephen Lam/Getty Images/AFP