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The US is looking to make a timely diplomatic breakthrough with Sudan, as the Arab state seeks to be removed from America's blacklist of state sponsors of terrorism.

Ambassador Noureldin Satti's credentials were approved by US President Donald Trump on Friday.

Normalisation with Israel: Could Sudan be next?

Munzoul Assal

Normalisation with Israel: Could Sudan be next?

Normalisation with Israel may facilitate Sudan's removal from the US terror list but risks exacerbating divisions within the transitional government amid popular opposition.

Trump revives racist 'birther' conspiracy theory for Kamala Harris

Mobashra Tazamal

Trump revives racist 'birther' conspiracy theory for Kamala Harris

Comment: Just as they did for Obama, Republicans and right-wing media will level their attacks not against Harris's policy positions, but ...

Pompeo, Hamdok discuss lifting of US sanctions on Sudan

The New Arab Staff

Pompeo, Hamdok discuss lifting of US sanctions on Sudan

US cooperation is crucial in allowing Sudan to write off $60 billion in past debts.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Pompeo arrives in Sudan to push normalisation with Israel

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Sudan on Tuesday as part of a regional tour to urge Arab states to normalise ties with Israel despite widespread opposition.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Khartoum 'regrets' US advice against travel to Sudan

Sudan has complained to the US that it has not taken into account changes since the overthrow of Omar al-Bashir in its recent warnings against ...

Carmen Geha

Lebanon: Ambitions of a nation taken hostage

Comment: Lebanon has reached a tipping point which, if history is anything to go by, can lead to irreversible damage, writes Carmen Geha.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Sudan welcomes Pompeo comments on ending terror listing

Pompeo has repeatedly indicated that the State Department hopes to remove the designation, which severely impedes investment to Sudan.

Africa's coronavirus cases surpass 800,000

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Africa's coronavirus cases surpass 800,000

Health experts have warned the virus could “smoulder” in parts of the continent for a long time.

Assia Belgacem

The Invisible Muslim: Journeys Through Whiteness and Islam

Book Club: Medina Tenour Whiteman contemplates identity and belonging in a poignant memoir on her experiences as a white Muslim.

Netanyahu's son takes centre stage in Israel corruption sagas

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Netanyahu's son takes centre stage in Israel corruption sagas

Yair Netanyahu, a favourite of far-right extremists around the world, has rose to prominence over his controversial statements and rants online.

Pompeo eyes resolution on Sudan terror listing

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Pompeo eyes resolution on Sudan terror listing

Sudanese and American officials are hopeful that the two will soon reach a settlement that could see damaging sanctions lifted.

Sudan nearing settlement with US for 1998 embassy bombings

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Sudan nearing settlement with US for 1998 embassy bombings

Sudan's FM said a compensation deal with victims of twin embassy bomings in Kenya and Tanzania was being finalised, as the country ...

US to lift Sudan sanctions 'after elections': reports

The New Arab Staff

US to lift Sudan sanctions 'after elections': reports

Washington plans to lift sanctions on Khartoum after the country holds its first democratic elections following a three-year transitional ...

Rami G. Khouri

To end colonial racism, fix Balfour's declaration

Comment: Remedying the pain caused by British colonial racism includes righting historical wrongs by promoting the birth of a Palestinian state, writes Rami Khouri.

The New Arab Staff

US Congresswoman Ilhan Omar loses father to coronavirus

Her father came to the US from a refugee camp in Kenya in 1995.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Somalia and breakaway state Somaliland hold talks

The talks are taking place in Djibouti, chaired by the country's President Ismail Omar Guelleh, while Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is ...

The New Arab Staff

Anti-racism activists call for investigation into Somali schoolgirl's death

Last year, the 12-year-old girl's body was found in Manchester’s River Irwell.

US Supreme Court demands $4 billion Sudan compensation

The New Arab

US Supreme Court demands $4 billion Sudan compensation

The US Supreme Court has sided with the victims of the 1998 al-Qaeda embassy bombings, ordering Sudan to pay out more than $4 billion in ...

Beth English and Kelly Pike

Will the pandemic set women back?

Comment: The response to Covid-19 cannot be gender neutral. It must safeguard and bolster the gains women have made, write Beth English and ...

Italy probes Islamophobic threats against freed aid worker

The New Arab & agencies

Italy probes Islamophobic threats against freed aid worker

Investigating magistrates in the northern city of Milan have opened a probe into the threats against Silvia Romano and police have stepped up ...

Freed Italian hostage converted to Islam during Al-Shabab captivity

The New Arab

Freed Italian hostage converted to Islam during Al-Shabab captivity

An Italian aid worker has said she converted to Islam while being held hostage by Al-Shabab-linked militants.

Sudan must do more than ban FGM: rights group

The New Arab

Sudan must do more than ban FGM: rights group

Sudan must dismantle 'deeply misogynistic' laws to address discrimination against women, regional rights group SIHA has said.

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