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.
Washington will ease some economic sanctions against Sudan in recognition of positive steps by Khartoum in fighting terrorism, two US officials said on Friday.
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.
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.
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
At least eight people were killed in Darfur on Monday, in an attack blamed on the army, local residents and an NGO claimed.
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.
Omar al-Bashir extended the ongoing ceasefire with rebels in the country's south, allegedly as part of a project to improve peace.
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.
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.