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Two adult children and a brother a former top Saudi intelligence official exiled in Canada were detained in Riyadh in March.

Sudan's transitional government has announced a major Cabinet reshuffle in an attempt to defuse public discontent over a sharp economic downturn.

Sudanese fighters committing armed robberies and assaults in Libya

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Sudanese fighters committing armed robberies and assaults in Libya

Sudan's infamous Janjaweed militia is reportedly stealing and assaulting locals in Libya as they fight alongside rogue General Khalifa Haftar's troops.

Nile dam dispute spills onto social media

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Nile dam dispute spills onto social media

Citizens of Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan are taking to social media to express their views on the long-running mega-dam dispute.

Hundreds of protesters keep up rally in Sudan's Darfur

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Hundreds of protesters keep up rally in Sudan's Darfur

Protesters in Sudan's conflict-stricken Darfur region have vowed to continue a sit-in until their demands are met.

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Sudan fires Darfur officials as anti-militia sit-in continues

Hundreds of demonstrators have been gathered in Nertiti, Central Darfur, calling for an end to violence by 'state sanctioned' armed groups.

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'Living in hope': Families of Syria detainees await news

Anguished relatives are poring over photos of torture victims from Syrian prisons, posted online by activists after the US imposed new sanctions ...

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Sudanese government officials negotiate with hundreds of Darfur protesters

A Sudanese government delegation travelled to Central Darfur province to meet with hundreds of refugee protesters camped out for days to demand ...

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Will Jordan revoke its peace treaty with Israel?

Annexation of the West Bank could be the final blow to Jordan's peace treaty with Israel.

Sudan police fire tear gas at protesters in Khartoum

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Sudan police fire tear gas at protesters in Khartoum

Protests in Sudanese cities went ahead as planned, with security forces deployed in force, despite a tight curfew since April.

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Sudan locks down Khartoum ahead of planned 'million march'

Protesters in Sudan are expected to flood the streets on June 30, prompting authorities to impose measures days ahead of the event.

Palestinian journalist faces four criminal charges over Facebook post

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Palestinian journalist faces four criminal charges over Facebook post

Sami al-Sai, who was detained over a video about watermelons, has been subject to years-long 'systemic' harassment and torture by the ...

Pompeo eyes resolution on Sudan terror listing

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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.

IMF says reached deal with Sudan to reform economy

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IMF says reached deal with Sudan to reform economy

The IMF deal envisions increasing revenues and reforming subsidies in order to spend more on social programmes.

Fury follows shooting of Palestinian driving to sister’s wedding

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Fury follows shooting of Palestinian driving to sister’s wedding

'The only terrorists are the cowards who shot to kill a beautiful young man and blamed him for it': Palestinians have voiced their outrage over ...

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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 nears being taken off the US terrorism blacklist.

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Gaza baby denied life-saving heart surgery dies

Eight-month-old Omar Yaghi died after being unable to travel for life-saving heart surgery, due to the Palestinian Authority cutting ...

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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 ...

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Saudi dissident in exile is a 'target', Canada warns

Omar Abdulaziz, who is in exile in Canada, has been warned that he may be a target of Saudi Arabia.

The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

Today in coronavirus news from the Middle East: Yemen broadcasts weddings on live TV, Iranian officials call for mandatory masks, Egypt's ...

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Hackers upload porn to Sudanese religious affairs ministry site

The Sudanese religious affairs ministry has announced that it has been hit by a cyber-attack where hackers uploaded pornographic videos to its ...

On World Refugee Day, let's remember our revolutionary refugees

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On World Refugee Day, let's remember our revolutionary refugees

Comment: We must expand our understanding of the refugee figure beyond the spectacle of suffering, to a celebration of bravery and revolution, ...

Sudan extends coronavirus lockdown in Khartoum state

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Sudan extends coronavirus lockdown in Khartoum state

The coronavirus curfew, which operates from 3pm to 6am, has been extended a number of times.

Sudan could try <em>Bashir</em> in hybrid court over Darfur

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Sudan could try Bashir in hybrid court over Darfur

Omar Al-Bashir and three other Sudanese wanted by the ICC over alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity in ...

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