Sudan’s military rulers arrest ousted president’s brothers

World 04/18/19, 04:15

Sudan's new military rulers say two brothers of ousted President Omar al-Bashir have also been arrested, over corruption.The official news agency SUNA is quoting the spokesman of the military council, Gen. Shams Eddin Kabashi, as saying on Thursday that Abdullah and Abbas al-Bashir were arrested as part of the sweep ...

Sudan officials: Ousted president moved to Khartoum prison

World 04/17/19, 05:58

A Sudanese official and a former minister say the military has transferred ousted President Omar al-Bashir to a prison in the capital, Khartoum.They say al-Bashir was moved from a "safe place" — the presidential residence inside the military headquarters — where he was held since his ouster, to Kopar Prison.The ...

Volunteer doctors, cooks help Sudanese keep up protests

World 04/17/19, 01:16

The protesters in Sudan wave national flags, chant "freedom" and bang plastic drums in the sweltering summer heat, while others man makeshift clinics or prepare meals for fellow demonstrators.For nearly four months, thousands of people protested across Sudan, calling for autocratic president Omar al-Bashir to step down. Their wish came ...

Sudan’s military rulers fire top chief prosecutor, aids

World 04/16/19, 10:37

Sudan's ruling military council says it has fired the country's top prosecutor days after the military ousted autocratic president Omar al-Bashir.Tuesday's statement by the council says its head, Gen. Abdel-Fattah Burhan, dismissed general prosecutor Omar Abdel-Salam and two of his aids.The Sudanese Professionals Association, which has spearheaded the protests, has ...

Activists say Sudan’s military attempted to break up sit-in

World 04/15/19, 04:34

Organizers behind Sudanese anti-government protests say the military has attempted to break up their sit-in but backed off. There were no clashes and no one was hurt.Footage circulating online shows hundreds of troops outside the military headquarters in Khartoum on Monday. An officer is heard saying they came to "clean" ...

Update: Sudanese want ‘immediate’ move to civilian rule

World 04/14/19, 04:04

The Latest on Sudan, where protests forced long-ruling President Omar al-Bashir from power last week (all times local):11 a.m.Organizers of the protests in Sudan that forced long-ruling President Omar al-Bashir from power are calling on the military to "immediately and unconditionally" hand power to a transitional civilian government that would ...

Saudis, UAE express support for Sudan military council

World 04/14/19, 02:27

Saudi Araba and the United Arab Emirates have issued statements in support of Sudan's transitional military council after mass protests forced longtime President Omar al-Bashir from power.Saudi Arabia says it "stands by the Sudanese people" and calls on all Sudanese "to give priority to the national interest" of their country. ...

Sudan activists: ‘Regime’ kills 16 after al-Bashir’s ouster

World 04/13/19, 03:40

Sudanese activists say 16 people, including a soldier, have been killed since the military forced President Omar al-Bashir from power on Thursday following months of protests.The Sudan Doctors Committee, an affiliate of the Sudanese Professionals Association, which has been spearheading the protests, said Saturday that 13 people were shot dead ...

Syria’s Assad: Last man standing amid new Arab uprisings

World 04/12/19, 16:08

It's Arab Spring, season II, and he's one of the few holdovers. The last man standing among a crop of Arab autocrats, after a new wave of protests forced the removal of the Algerian and Sudanese leaders from the posts they held for decades. Syria's President Bashar Assad has survived an ...

Update: Sudanese army won’t extradite ousted president

World 04/12/19, 05:08

The Latest on the situation in Sudan (all times local):12:05 p.m.A Sudanese army official says the military authorities will not extradite deposed President Omar al-Bashir but will try him at home, before the nation.This Wednesday, April 10, 2019 satellite image shows Khartoum, Sudan during massive protests. Sudan’s military overthrew President ...

Sudan’s upheaval brings fears for South Sudan’s peace deal

World 04/12/19, 04:51

The military overthrow of Sudan's longtime president quickly has raised concerns about whether the upheaval will destabilize neighboring South Sudan's fragile efforts at peace after five years of civil war. Amid the laughter and applause on the streets of South Sudan's capital, Juba, moments after the ouster on Thursday, there was ...

Sudanese protesters defy curfew, day after military coup

World 04/12/19, 02:31

Sudanese pro-democracy protesters who spent four months on the streets rallying against the country's autocratic president are now defying the military leaders who overthrew Omar al-Bashir the day before.Thousands kept up their sit-in outside the military headquarters in Khartoum overnight and into Friday morning despite a curfew imposed by the ...

Sudan leader’s iron grip finally slips amid protests

World 04/11/19, 17:20

He was the world's only sitting head of state wanted for genocide. He lost a third of his country, a quarter of its population and most of its oil resources when South Sudan broke away.Yet Sudan's Omar al-Bashir, who came to power in a military coup in 1989, was able ...

Leader of Sudan coup on US sanction list for Darfur genocide

World 04/11/19, 12:59

Sudan's defense minister, who led the overthrow Thursday of autocratic ruler Omar al-Bashir, has had his assets blocked by the U.S. Treasury since 2007 for supporting and managing militias accused of carrying out genocide in the country's Darfur conflict.In a televised statement, Gen. Awad ibn Ouf declared that the military ...

A timeline of key events in rule of Sudan’s al-Bashir

World 04/11/19, 08:23

After 30 years in power, Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir was arrested and deposed by the military on Thursday, following nearly four months of protests against his rule. The army has also taken over the country for the next two years and imposed a three-month state of emergency, plunging the nation ...

Update: Sudan officials: President forced to step down

World 04/11/19, 03:05

The Latest on developments in Sudan (all times local):9:50 a.m.Two senior Sudanese officials say that the army has forced longtime President Omar al-Bashir to step down but the circumstances of the apparent ouster remain unclear.The officials say the military is now in talks about forming a transitional government. The officials, ...

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