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US says it will not resume Sudan aid after recent violence

Jan. 20, 2022 11:52 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — The United States will continue withholding aid from Sudan until the country’s military rulers stop the killing of anti-coup protesters and a civilian led-government takes power, two senior American diplomats said Thursday. The joint statement came after a two-day...

US senior diplomats in Sudan to try resolve post-coup crisis

Jan. 19, 2022 14:05 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Two senior U.S. diplomats were in Sudan Wednesday to try to find a way out of the crisis roiling the African country since an October military coup. An Israeli delegation meanwhile met with Sudan’s ruling generals to consolidate newly established ties between their countries. ...

EU denounces violence against anti-coup protesters in Sudan

Jan. 18, 2022 08:00 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — The European Union’s foreign policy chief on Tuesday said Sudan’s military rulers have shown an unwillingness to negotiate a peaceful settlement to the country's ongoing crisis, a day after security forces opened fire on anti-coup protesters in the capital, Khartoum. At least ...

UN chief: Over 12,000 detainees held officially in Libya

Jan. 17, 2022 18:12 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Over 12,000 detainees are held officially in 27 prisons and detention facilities across Libya and thousands more are held illegally and often in “inhumane conditions in facilities controlled by armed groups or `secret’ facilities,” the United Nations chief said in a...

Sudanese forces open fire on anti-coup protesters, killing 7

Jan. 17, 2022 14:00 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Sudanese security forces opened fire on protesters Monday, killing at least seven people and wounding around 100 others in the country's capital in one of the deadliest days since an October military coup, activists said. Earlier Monday, thousands had once again...

ِEgypt arrests wanted man after plane's emergency landing

Jan. 15, 2022 15:59 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian authorities announced on Saturday the arrest of a prominent member of a U.S.-designated terrorist group. According to government media, the suspect was detained after a Turkey-bound flight from Sudan that he was on made an emergency landing in Egypt. The...

Sudan's anti-coup protests violently dispersed; 2 killed

Jan. 13, 2022 14:11 PM EST

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — Sudanese security forces fired live ammunition and tear gas to disperse protesters in the capital of Khartoum as thousands took to the streets Thursday against a coup that has plunged the country into grinding deadlock, activists said. A senior police officer and a...

Egypt president urges Sudanese to talk, denies backing coup

Jan. 12, 2022 20:49 PM EST

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi on Wednesday urged rival factions in Sudan to engage in talks to move forward in their transition to democracy after a coup toppled the civilian-led government. The Oct. 25 military takeover has upended...

Iran, Venezuela and Sudan lose UN voting rights with 5 more

Jan. 12, 2022 13:39 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Iran, Venezuela and Sudan are in arrears on paying dues to the United Nations’ operating budget and are among eight nations that will lose their voting rights in the 193-member General Assembly, the U.N. chief said in a letter circulated Wednesday. Also...

UN kicks off talks aimed at ending Sudan political deadlock

Jan. 10, 2022 14:26 PM EST

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — The United Nations began meetings Monday with Sudanese groups to find a way out of the political deadlock that has paralyzed the country since an October military coup, the U.N. envoy said. The Oct. 25 takeover scuttled hopes of a peaceful transition...