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Sudan's Bashir orders six-month ceasefire extension in three regions

16 January, 2017

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has ordered a six-month extension to a ceasefire in the war-torn regions of Darfur, Blue Nile and South Kordofan.

US to lift some economic sanctions against Sudan: officials

13 January, 2017

Washington will ease some economic sanctions against Sudan in recognition of positive steps by Khartoum in fighting terrorism, two US officials said on Friday.

Egypt's Sisi and South Sudan's Kiir strike 'dirty deal'

10 January, 2017

As Egypt continues to court Nile Basin countries, President Sisi met with South Sudan's leader in Cairo amid ongoing fears about the future of a controversial Ethiopian dam project.

Saudi Arabia dismisses talk of migrant labour reforms

09 January, 2017

Qatar and Bahrain recently announced plans to reform their migrant labour laws in the face of criticism. But on Sunday Riyadh baulked at suggestions it could follow suit.

Obituary: Hilarion Capucci, the Aleppo-born priest who championed Palestine

04 January, 2017

Hilarion Capucci's deportation turned the bishop into a roving icon as he travelled the world speaking on behalf of the Palestinian cause, writes Daoud Kuttab

Suspected Sudanese troops shoot dead Darfur civilians in homes

02 January, 2017

At least eight people were killed in Darfur on Monday, in an attack blamed on the army, local residents and an NGO claimed.

New UN chief urges peace but faces hostile Trump

01 January, 2017

On his first day in the role, UN chief Antonio Guterres has urged the world to make a shared New Year's resolution to put peace first, but faces antagonistic Trump.

Sudan's Bashir extends national ceasefire by one month

01 January, 2017

Omar al-Bashir extended the ongoing ceasefire with rebels in the country's south, allegedly as part of a project to improve peace.

Syria 'top priority' for new UN chief Antonio Guterres

31 December, 2016

Antonio Guterres will take the reins at the UN on Sunday, heralding a new era for the world body which has failed to address the catastrophe in Syria.

Sudan's Bashir placates critics with new prime minister post

28 December, 2016

Sudanese lawmakers voted on Wednesday to bring back the post of prime minister, a position abolished after President Omar al-Bashir came to power in a 1989 Islamist-backed coup.

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