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The trial of Bashir over the military coup that brought him to power more than three decades ago, opened with a brief hearing in July.

Omar al-Bashir, ousted last year amid a popular uprising, and 27 others face trial over a 1989 Islamist-backed coup.

Sudan to try ousted Bashir over 1989 coup

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Sudan to try ousted Bashir over 1989 coup

Bashir, 76, who is already behind bars for corruption, could face the death penalty.

Sudan charges Bashir with 'undermining constitution' over 1989 coup

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Sudan charges Bashir with 'undermining constitution' over 1989 coup

Sudan's ousted president Omar al-Bashir has been charged by the public prosecution with undermining the constitution over the 1989 coup.

Sudan 'plans to repeal' death penalty for apostasy

The New Arab

Sudan 'plans to repeal' death penalty for apostasy

The transitional government is planning to criminalise "takfir", the act of declaring someone an apostate, according to a member of a key ...

Mel Plant

One year on, Sudan's revolution hangs in the balance

In-depth: Hopes for peace and justice remain unclear a year after the start of Sudan's revolution, Mel Plant writes.

The New Arab

Sudan arrests secretary general of Popular Congress Party

Sudanese authorities arrested Secretary General Dr. Ali al-Hajj over his alleged involvement in a 1989 coup that brought ousted President Omar ...

The New Arab

Sudan's Bashir to be 'questioned' over terrorism financing, corruption

Deposed president Omar al-Bashir is to be questioned over alleged financing of terrorism and money laundering, Sudan's prosecutor general said ...

The New Arab & agencies

Sudanese Islamists cancel pro-military rally fearing protester violence

Sudanese Islamists on Monday cancelled a planned pro-military rally, saying they feared violence from protesters.

Sudanese military and opposition denounce protest against Islamist party

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Sudanese military and opposition denounce protest against Islamist party

Sudan's governing transitional military council and the protest organiser-led opposition have denounced a violent protest against the Islamist ...

The New Arab & agencies

Sudan protesters, military council say talks 'fruitful'

Organisers of the protests that drove Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir from power and the ruling military council said talks on forming a ...

Goodbye Omar al-Bashir: Who is Sudan's ousted dictator?

The New Arab

Goodbye Omar al-Bashir: Who is Sudan's ousted dictator?

After four months of deadly protests Sudan's longtime leader Omar al-Bashir has been forced out of power in a military coup.

Sudan Islamist party urges probe into killing of protesters

The New Arab & agencies

Sudan Islamist party urges probe into killing of protesters

Sudan's top Islamist party, a member of President Omar al-Bashir's government, called for a probe into the killings of protesters in ...

Sudan's Bashir appoints first PM since his coup

The New Arab & agencies

Sudan's Bashir appoints first PM since his coup

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir appointed a new prime minister on Wednesday, reinstating a post he had abolished after coming to power in a ...

Sudan's Bashir placates critics with new prime minister post

The New Arab

Sudan's Bashir placates critics with new prime minister post

Sudanese lawmakers voted on Wednesday to bring back the post of prime minister, a position abolished after President Omar al-Bashir came to ...

The New Arab

Sudan's long-term leader 'to step down in 2020'

Omar al-Bashir, who came to power in 1989 in a military coup, has vowed to step down at the end of the decade, despite failing to honour similar promises before.

The New Arab & agencies

Sudanese opposition leader and Islamist icon Hassan al-Turabi dies

One of the most powerful critics of Sudanese leader Omar al-Bashir has died, after decades of influence inside and outside of government.

Mona Abdel Fattah

Sudan: Between the wrath of God and Turabi

Comment: Hassan Turaibi has been a friend of some of Sudan's most brutal dictators. After setting himself up as an opponent when he ...

Alawiyah Mukhtar

Sudanese president cuts ties with Islamist allies

Analysis: The over-riding ambition of Sudan's regime to stay in power is manifest in its ditching of former allies, as the global tide turns ...

US puts security first in new relationship with Sudan

Alawiyah Mukhtar

US puts security first in new relationship with Sudan

Analysis: After decades of broken relations, Khartoum realises it holds the cards in fresh talks, says Alawiyah Mukhtah.

Bashar Sulaiman

Palestinian prisoners set free to die

Israel accused by Palestinian group of allowing the condition of Palestinian prisoners to deteriorate to the point of death before freeing them.

Sudan rivals to meet to end decade-long Darfur war

Al-Araby al-Jadeed/Agencies

Sudan rivals to meet to end decade-long Darfur war

Thabo Mbeki of the African Union leads efforts to bring Sudan rivals together, as rebel leader says that Sudan is on the "verge of collapse".

Mahdi arrest spawns rival theories

Alawiyah al-Mukhtar

Mahdi arrest spawns rival theories

The arrest Saturday of al-Sadeq al-Mahdi, head of the Sudanese opposition National Umma Party (NUP) has come as a surprise to many and spawned ...

When Khartoum turns away from Tehran

When Khartoum turns away from Tehran

Relations between Sudan and Iran are turning frosty, with Iranian centres shuttered in Sudan’s capital.

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