Egypt’s president hosts Sudan’s embattled leader

World 01/27/19, 11:06

Egypt hosted embattled Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on Sunday, saying it supports stability in the country undergoing popular demonstrations against al-Bashir's 29-year rule.After meeting with President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to discuss deepening relations and improving economic ties, the two leaders gave a joint televised address to underline their continuing cooperation.El-Sissi said ...

Sudan gripped again by a day of anti-al-Bashir protests

World 01/24/19, 11:32

Thousands of people were out on the streets Thursday at several locations in Sudan's capital, Khartoum, calling on the country's longtime ruler to step down, according to videos circulating online and activists.The demonstrations are the latest in a wave of unrest that began Dec. 19 across most of Sudan, first ...

Sudan’s president, facing protests, looks for aid from Qatar

World 01/23/19, 06:29

Sudan's embattled president is in Qatar looking for support amid weekslong protests against his 29-year rule in the African nation.President Omar al-Bashir will meet Wednesday with Qatar's ruling emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani.The two men are expected to discuss possible aid to Sudan, which is suffering from deep ...

Sudan’s embattled president travels to Qatar amid unrest

World 01/22/19, 08:57

Sudan's embattled president flew Tuesday to Qatar, the tiny but wealthy Gulf state that has offered him help as he faces protests initially sparked by the country's economic woes but which soon shifted to calling on him to step down.Qatar's official news agency said President Omar al-Bashir, in power since ...

Al Jazeera says Sudan withdraws journalists’ work permits

World 01/22/19, 05:21

Qatari satellite broadcaster Al Jazeera says that its correspondents in Sudan have had their work permits withdrawn by security officials.In a statement late Monday on the Arabic language Facebook page of its Sudanese channel, the channel said its Khartoum office was told the decision was made after a review of ...

Sudan protesters show resilience, employ Arab Spring tactics

World 01/21/19, 01:17

The anti-government protests rocking Sudan for the past month are reminiscent of the Arab Spring uprisings of nearly a decade ago. Demonstrators, many in their 20s and 30s, are trying to remove an authoritarian leader and win freedoms and human rights.Activists challenging President Omar al-Bashir's autocratic rule say they have ...

Sudanese professional groups call for rallies across country

World 01/17/19, 08:12

Sudanese professional and opposition groups called for protests in 12 cities including the capital Khartoum on Thursday, with hundreds marching toward the presidential palace to deliver a written request that President Omar al-Bashir step down.The protests are part of a wave of discontent over a failing economy that has transformed ...

Sudan’s al-Bashir defiant in face of weeks of unrest

World 01/14/19, 06:31

Sudan's longtime ruler is defiant in the face of more than three weeks of protests demanding his resignation.President Omar al-Bashir reiterated to a rally in western Sudan on Monday that a change of leadership can only come through elections.His ruling Popular Congress Party has nominated him to run for another ...

Sudan’s chief prosecutor says 24 killed in ongoing unrest

World 01/13/19, 05:29

The Sudanese government says more than three weeks of anti-government protests has left 24 people dead. That's a casualty toll higher by five from the previous tally announced by authorities.The General Prosecutor on Saturday said nine of those killed were in Gadaref, a province southeast of Khartoum close to the ...

In Sudan, no one is clear on what happens after al-Bashir

World 01/12/19, 10:43

As violent anti-government protests enter their fourth week, Sudan appears headed toward political paralysis, with drawn-out unrest across much of the country and a fractured opposition without a clear idea of what to do if the country's leader of 29 years loses power.Even for a country that looks unwieldy when ...

Sudan activists: 3 protesters killed in clashes with police

World 01/10/19, 11:24

Three Sudanese protesters were killed in clashes between police and demonstrators calling on longtime President Omar al-Bashir to step down, activists said Thursday, in the most violent protests seen in the Sudanese capital since anti-government demonstrations erupted across much of Sudan three weeks ago.They said the three were killed Wednesday ...

Sudan’s president rejects protesters’ calls to step down

World 01/09/19, 09:59

Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir on Wednesday rejected calls for him to step down as hundreds of citizens took to the streets in Khartoum's twin city of Omdurman in a march to Parliament to deliver a note demanding that the longtime ruler resign.Al-Bashir told a gathering of several thousand supporters in ...

Sudan under al-Bashir: Long history of turmoil, conflicts

World 01/03/19, 05:59

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir is facing a tough challenge to his grip on power.He rules what was once Africa's largest country, one that was prominent on the world stage in the 1990s and 2000s for all the wrong reasons — civil war, suspected genocide, links to Islamic militants.After the south ...

Sudan’s largest opposition bloc calls for al-Bashir to go

World 01/02/19, 04:08

Sudan's largest opposition bloc has joined calls by a wide array of political groups for President Omar al-Bashir to step down, turning up the pressure on the longtime autocrat after two weeks of street protests.Nidaa al-Sudan, or Sudan's Call, said in a statement Wednesday that it wanted al-Bashir and his ...

Sudan president lands in Syria in 1st visit by Arab leader

World 12/16/18, 16:36

Sudan's president on Sunday became the first Arab League leader to visit Syria since civil war erupted there nearly eight years ago.Omar al-Bashir was greeted at the Damascus airport by Syrian President Bashar Assad before they both headed to the presidential palace, where they held talks on bilateral relations and ...

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