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According to a source, Israel's visit to Sudan took the two countries one step closer to opening embassies in respective countries.

Sudanese state media did not report the visit, which Israel said was the first by a minister since the two countries normalised ties.

Israeli intelligence minister leads delegation in visit to Sudan

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Israeli intelligence minister leads delegation in visit to Sudan

Sudanese state media did not report the visit, which Israel said was the first by a minister since the two countries normalised ties.

Wary EU eyes improved Turkey ties

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Wary EU eyes improved Turkey ties

The EU and Turkey pushed to mend strained ties as Ankara's foreign minister visited Brussels.

Sudan approves first budget since US terror delisting

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Sudan approves first budget since US terror delisting

Sudan approved its first budget since being removed from a crippling US blacklist.

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Sudanese anti-normalisation protesters burn Israeli flags in Khartoum

Anti-normalisation protesters in Khartoum took to the streets on Saturday to stand against the country's recent normalisation deal with Israel.

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Iran says EU sanctions on Syrian FM 'unconstructive'

The new sanctions 'block the path to peace', Iran claims.

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Iraq urges Facebook, Twitter to reconsider militia accounts ban

In a statement on Friday, Iraq's Media and Communications Commission called on Facebook and Twitter to review a decision to ban accounts linked ...

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EU puts new Syria foreign minister on sanctions blacklist

The EU added Syria's recently appointed foreign minister to its sanctions blacklist.

US blacklists China's CNOOC, S&P deletes from stock indices

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US blacklists China's CNOOC, S&P deletes from stock indices

The move reflects outgoing President Donald Trump's flurry of last minute pressure on Beijing as his days in office wind down.

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Pompeo: US redesignating Cuba as state sponsor of terrorism

Pompeo said he was placing Cuba back on a blacklist of state sponsors of terrorism, a last-minute roadblock to expected efforts by ...

US puts top Iraqi official Fayyadh on <em>blacklist</em>

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US puts top Iraqi official Fayyadh on blacklist

The US Treasury placed sanctions on the leader of Iraq's paramilitary Popular Mobilisation Forces.

US inks Sudan normalisation deal after blacklisting lifted

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US inks Sudan normalisation deal after blacklisting lifted

Sudan has been de-blacklisted and given access to $1 billion in financing from the World Bank as the northeast African state signs to normalise ...

US reinstates Sudan's sovereign immunity over past terror attacks

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US reinstates Sudan's sovereign immunity over past terror attacks

Sudan was granted legal immunity for past militant attacks on Monday, a final step in a historic deal removing it from Washington's ...

US poised to grant Sudan immunity over past attacks

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US poised to grant Sudan immunity over past attacks

Sudan could soon be granted legal immunity for past attacks, a final step in a historic deal removing Khartoum from Washington's ...

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Rare Christmas sales in Saudi Arabia

For decades, Christmas sales were largely underground, and Christians from the Philippines, Lebanon and other countries celebrated behind closed doors or in expat enclaves.

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US removes Sudan from State Sponsor of Terror list

Sudan has been formally removed from the United States' state sponsor of terror list, the US embassy in Khartoum announced on Monday.

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Sudan nears removal from US terror list

Sudan is expected to soon be formally removed from the US terror list.

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US hits Chechen leader, Yemenis, Haitians with sanctions

The sanctions target six Russian companies and five individuals that are part of the Chechen strongman's network, as well as five security ...

Sudan confirms but downplays Israeli visit

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Sudan confirms but downplays Israeli visit

Israel announced on November 23 that it had sent its first delegation to Sudan after the deal on normalisation, but Khartoum denied knowledge of ...

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CIA officer killed in Somalia: US media

The veteran officer was a member of the CIA's Special Activities Center, a paramilitary branch that carries out some of the US intelligence ...

A gateway to Africa: Russia's naval base in Sudan

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A gateway to Africa: Russia's naval base in Sudan

Analysis: Moscow's new naval base in Sudan heralds Russia's return to the geopolitical map of Africa.

Al-Qaeda in North Africa appoints leader to replace Droukdel

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Al-Qaeda in North Africa appoints leader to replace Droukdel

Algerian Abu Obaida Yusuf al-Annabi was named as the head of Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM).

US removes group blamed by China from terror list

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US removes group blamed by China from terror list

The US announced its removal of the East Turkestan Islamic Movement, which China regularly blames for its crackdown on the Xinjiang region, from ...

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