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Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman announces a zero-carbon city called "The Line" to be built at NEOM in northwestern Saudi Arabia, January 10, 2021. Bandar Algaloud/Courtesy of Saudi Royal Court/Handout via REUTERS(VIA REUTERS)

Sudan officials, Saudi crown prince talk Red Sea investments

AP | , Dubai
PUBLISHED ON MAR 10, 2021 03:45 PM IST
  • The Red Sea features heavily in Saudi Arabia’s so-called Vision 2030 to diversify its economy away from oil with business zones along the coast.
US to accept new visa applications by those denied due to Trump 'Muslim ban'(Twitter/USAinKSA)
US to accept new visa applications by those denied due to Trump 'Muslim ban'(Twitter/USAinKSA)

US to accept new visa applications by those denied due to Trump 'Muslim ban'

Reuters |
UPDATED ON MAR 09, 2021 07:54 AM IST
In a bid to overturn Trump's so-called Muslim ban, Joe Biden's government said applicants who were refused visas prior to Jan 20, 2020, must submit new applications and fees while those who were denied on or after Jan. 20, 2020, may seek reconsideration
Women sit in a car as they watch a screening of the Sudanese European Film Festival at an outdoor, drive-through cinema for visitors, adhering to coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions, in Khartoum, Sudan February 28, 2021. Picture taken February 28, 2021. REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah(REUTERS)
Women sit in a car as they watch a screening of the Sudanese European Film Festival at an outdoor, drive-through cinema for visitors, adhering to coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions, in Khartoum, Sudan February 28, 2021. Picture taken February 28, 2021. REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah(REUTERS)

People in Sudan enjoy movies in drive-in cinema. See pics

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 03, 2021 11:44 AM IST
About 100 vehicles gathered in a Khartoum parking lot across from giant screens showing Sudanese and European films on Friday.
Sudan lifts ban on travel from countries with new coronavirus variant(Pexels)
Sudan lifts ban on travel from countries with new coronavirus variant(Pexels)

Sudan to remove travel ban on countries with new coronavirus strain

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 14, 2021 07:26 AM IST
Sudan will be allowing travellers from Britain, Netherlands and South Africa. The visitors will have to quarantine for 14 days and show a negative Covid test report.
The attack Wednesday took place just moments after a plane carrying members of Yemen’s Cabinet landed on a flight from the Saudi Arabian capital, Riyadh.(Reuters)
The attack Wednesday took place just moments after a plane carrying members of Yemen’s Cabinet landed on a flight from the Saudi Arabian capital, Riyadh.(Reuters)

Airport in Yemen receives first flight since deadly attack

Sanaa | By Associated Press | Posted by Deepali Sharma
PUBLISHED ON JAN 03, 2021 06:47 PM IST
On Sunday, the airport received a Yemenia airline flight arriving from Sudan’s capital Khartoum, according to Yemen’s state-run SABA news agency.
Moroccans celebrate in front of the parliament building in Rabat after the US adopted a new official map of Morocco that includes the disputed territory of Western Sahara.(AFP PHOTO.)
Moroccans celebrate in front of the parliament building in Rabat after the US adopted a new official map of Morocco that includes the disputed territory of Western Sahara.(AFP PHOTO.)

India welcomes normalisation of ties by Israel and Morocco, calls for talks with Palestinians

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2020 09:44 PM IST
Morocco is the fourth Arab country to set aside hostilities with Israel in the past four months with US help. Israel has also normalised relations with the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Sudan.
The conflict has been another test for Abiy, who took office two years ago and is trying to hold together a patchwork of ethnic groups that make up Ethiopia’s 115 million people.(AP)
The conflict has been another test for Abiy, who took office two years ago and is trying to hold together a patchwork of ethnic groups that make up Ethiopia’s 115 million people.(AP)

Rockets hit Eritrea as Ethiopia says its forces defeated Tigray rebels

Addis Ababa | By Agencies
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2020 05:05 AM IST
Thousands of people are believed to have been killed and nearly 44,000 have fled to Sudan since the fighting began on November 4.
FILE PHOTO: Sudanese leading opposition figure Sadiq al-Mahdi addresses his supporters after he returned from nearly a year in self-imposed exile in Khartoum, Sudan, December 19, 2018. REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah/File Photo
FILE PHOTO: Sudanese leading opposition figure Sadiq al-Mahdi addresses his supporters after he returned from nearly a year in self-imposed exile in Khartoum, Sudan, December 19, 2018. REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah/File Photo

Sudan’s former PM Sadiq al-Mahdi dies from Covid-19 in UAE

Khartoum | By Reuters | Posted by Karan Manral
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2020 10:19 AM IST
84-year-old Mahdi passed away three weeks after being hospitalised in the United Arab Emirates. He was Sudan’s last democratically elected prime minister and was overthrown in 1989 in the military coup.
Sudan’s SUNA news agency said that the crash took place Tuesday night on a highway near the town of Abu Zabad, more than 600 kilometers (370 miles) south of the capital, Khartoum.(File photo for representation)
Sudan’s SUNA news agency said that the crash took place Tuesday night on a highway near the town of Abu Zabad, more than 600 kilometers (370 miles) south of the capital, Khartoum.(File photo for representation)

Truck hits bus in southern Sudan, killing at least 9

Cairo | By Associated Press | Posted by Niyati Singh
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2020 06:53 PM IST
A head-on collision between a bus and a truck in Sudan’s West Kordofan province killed at least nine people and injured more than three dozen others, the country’s state-run news agency reported Wednesday.
Sudan has already said it would shelter thousands of Ethiopians fleeing the conflict at the Um Raquba camp, which in the 1980s hosted thousands of Ethiopian fleeing famine(REUTERS)
Sudan has already said it would shelter thousands of Ethiopians fleeing the conflict at the Um Raquba camp, which in the 1980s hosted thousands of Ethiopian fleeing famine(REUTERS)

Nearly 25,000 refugees have fled to Sudan as conflict rages on in Ethiopia

Khartoum | By Agence France-Presse | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri
UPDATED ON NOV 15, 2020 07:47 PM IST
Over the past week, exhausted refugees have streamed across the border into Sudan after walking for two-days through searing heat, many of them barefoot. A Sudanese government source said up to 200,000 Ethiopians could seek shelter in Sudan.
‘We will fight them (Eriteria) on all fronts with whatever means we have,’ Debretsion Gebremichael, the leader of the Tigray region, told AP(REUTERS)
‘We will fight them (Eriteria) on all fronts with whatever means we have,’ Debretsion Gebremichael, the leader of the Tigray region, told AP(REUTERS)

Ethiopian rebels target Eritrea: Here’s what’s going on

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ayshee Bhaduri
PUBLISHED ON NOV 15, 2020 06:33 PM IST
Experts fear a full-blown war between the federal forces and the TPLF, many of whom have fought in the Ethiopian-Eritrean war between 1998 and 2000, would cause serious unrest in the fragile Horn of Africa, impacting neighbours Somalia, Djibouti, Eritrea, and Sudan
Amnesty International said scores and possibly hundreds of civilians were stabbed and hacked to death in the region on November 9, citing witnesses(REUTERS)
Amnesty International said scores and possibly hundreds of civilians were stabbed and hacked to death in the region on November 9, citing witnesses(REUTERS)

UN warns of Ethiopian conflict spiralling into war crimes

Tigray | By Reuters | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri
PUBLISHED ON NOV 13, 2020 07:18 PM IST
UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet said there is a risk the violence in Ethiopia will spiral totally out of control;and If these killings of civilians is confirmed as having been deliberately carried out by a party to the current fighting it would amount to war crimes.
President Donald Trump had announced that Sudan was being removed from the terror list in exchange for the payment of $335 million as compensation for the victims of terror attacks on US embassies in Nairobi and Dar-es-Salaam in 1998 and on the warship USS Cole in 2000. However, the delisting requires the approval of the US Congress.(Representational Photo/AFP)
President Donald Trump had announced that Sudan was being removed from the terror list in exchange for the payment of $335 million as compensation for the victims of terror attacks on US embassies in Nairobi and Dar-es-Salaam in 1998 and on the warship USS Cole in 2000. However, the delisting requires the approval of the US Congress.(Representational Photo/AFP)

India welcomes normalisation of ties between Sudan and Israel

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Zara Khan
UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2020 04:01 PM IST
Last month, Sudan became the third Arab state to normalise relations with Israel, after the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain
The Ministry further said that India has been working closely with the Governments in these countries on repatriation of each other’s nationals through special flights and for supply of medical assistance.(ANI Photo. Representational image.)
The Ministry further said that India has been working closely with the Governments in these countries on repatriation of each other’s nationals through special flights and for supply of medical assistance.(ANI Photo. Representational image.)

India to send 270 metric tonnes of food aid to Sudan, South Sudan, Djibouti, Eritrea

New Delhi | By Asian News International | Posted by Srivatsan K C
PUBLISHED ON OCT 27, 2020 09:54 AM IST
According to an official statement by the MEA, the food aid, comprising 155 MT of wheat flour, 65 MT of rice and 50 MT of sugar, is being transported on the Indian Naval Ship (INS) AIRAVAT.
Trump made the comment while announcing that Sudan would start to normalise ties with Israel. Downstream Sudan is a party to the talks with Ethiopia and Egypt over the disputed dam.(REUTERS)
Trump made the comment while announcing that Sudan would start to normalise ties with Israel. Downstream Sudan is a party to the talks with Ethiopia and Egypt over the disputed dam.(REUTERS)

Ethiopia upset after Trump says Egypt should ‘blow up’ dam

Ethiopia | By Associated Press| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
UPDATED ON OCT 25, 2020 12:29 AM IST
Trump made the comment while announcing that Sudan would start to normalise ties with Israel. Downstream Sudan is a party to the talks with Ethiopia and Egypt over the disputed dam.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry said on Saturday that the ‘terrorism’ blacklist is as “phony” as the US fight against terrorism(VIA REUTERES)
Iran’s Foreign Ministry said on Saturday that the ‘terrorism’ blacklist is as “phony” as the US fight against terrorism(VIA REUTERES)

Iran denounces US brokered Sudan-Israel deal as ‘phony’, secured by ‘ransom’

Tehran | By Reuters| Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri
PUBLISHED ON OCT 24, 2020 08:58 PM IST
“Pay enough ransom, close your eyes to the crimes against Palestinians,then you’ll be taken off the so-called ‘terrorism’ blacklist,” Iran’s Foreign ministry tweeted
President Donald Trump speaks in the Oval Office of the White House, Friday, Oct. 23, 2020, in Washington.(AP photo)
President Donald Trump speaks in the Oval Office of the White House, Friday, Oct. 23, 2020, in Washington.(AP photo)

Sudan to normalise ties with Israel, announces President Donald Trump days before US elections

Washington | By Agence France-Presse | Posted by Niyati Singh
UPDATED ON OCT 23, 2020 11:05 PM IST
Donald Trump announced the agreement by Sudan’s year-old civilian-backed government moments after he formally moved to end the nation’s designation of a state sponsor of terrorism, which was a major goal for Khartoum.
Sudan declares three-month state of emergency over floods(Twitter/AhmedNo63265364)
Sudan declares three-month state of emergency over floods(Twitter/AhmedNo63265364)

Natural disaster zone: Apart from COVID-19, Sudan faces three-month emergency over floods

CAIRO | By Reuters | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2020 11:50 AM IST
The current state of floods and rain this year in Sudan has exceeded the records set during the years 1946 and 1988, country declares three-month state of emergency
The merger as part of Johnson’s post-Brexit idea of ‘Global Britain’ has attracted criticism, including from Labour, former prime minister David Cameron and former international development secretary Andrew Mitchell.(AFP FILE PHOTO.)
The merger as part of Johnson’s post-Brexit idea of ‘Global Britain’ has attracted criticism, including from Labour, former prime minister David Cameron and former international development secretary Andrew Mitchell.(AFP FILE PHOTO.)

Tying aid to foreign policy: New UK dept begins work

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON SEP 04, 2020 05:41 PM IST
The UK by law is committed to spend 0.7 per cent of its national income on aid. The amount has dwindled after the coronavirus pandemic severely impacted the economy, raising concerns among campaign groups and other stake-holders.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo departs a meeting with members of the UN Security Council about Iran's alleged non-compliance with a nuclear deal at the United Nations in New York.(AP)
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo departs a meeting with members of the UN Security Council about Iran's alleged non-compliance with a nuclear deal at the United Nations in New York.(AP)

Mike Pompeo heads to Mideast as part of Donald Trump’s Arab-Israeli push

Washington | By Associated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai
UPDATED ON AUG 23, 2020 11:37 PM IST
Pompeo departed Sunday for Israel, Gulf Arab states and Sudan. He’ll be followed to many of the same destinations later in the week by President Donald Trump’s senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner, diplomats said.
In addition to Israel and Sudan, the State Department said Pompeo would travel to Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates. Officials said stops in Oman and Qatar are also possible.(Reuters Photo)
In addition to Israel and Sudan, the State Department said Pompeo would travel to Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates. Officials said stops in Oman and Qatar are also possible.(Reuters Photo)

Mike Pompeo heads to Middle East as part of Donald Trump’s Arab-Israeli push

Washington | By Associated Press| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
UPDATED ON AUG 23, 2020 10:35 PM IST
Pompeo departs Sunday for Israel, Gulf Arab states and Sudan. He’ll be followed to many of the same destinations later in the week by President Donald Trump’s senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner, diplomats said.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu(Reuters file photo)
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu(Reuters file photo)

Officials say Israel, Sudan close to peace agreement

Jerusalem | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2020 10:39 PM IST
Israel and Sudan on Tuesday said they are close to reaching a peace agreement — setting the stage for a second dramatic diplomatic breakthrough for Israel with its Arab neighbors in a matter of days.
A Sudanese man stands next to the belongings of a house, after torrential rain lead to landslides and flash floods, in the town of Umm Dawan Ban, southeast of the capital Khartoum on August 2, 2020.(AFP photo)
A Sudanese man stands next to the belongings of a house, after torrential rain lead to landslides and flash floods, in the town of Umm Dawan Ban, southeast of the capital Khartoum on August 2, 2020.(AFP photo)

UN says tens of thousands affected by floods in Sudan

Cairo | By Associated Press | Posted by Niyati Singh
UPDATED ON AUG 06, 2020 05:50 PM IST
Seasonal torrential rains have wreaked havoc on houses and infrastructure across Sudan, affecting more than 50,000 people, the United Nations said.
The clashes between the Masalit and other Arab tribes in the area started earlier Saturday and lasted until late Sunday, state-run SUNA news agency reported, citing unnamed sources.(REUTERS)
The clashes between the Masalit and other Arab tribes in the area started earlier Saturday and lasted until late Sunday, state-run SUNA news agency reported, citing unnamed sources.(REUTERS)

Over 60 killed in renewed violence in Sudan’s Darfur: UN

Cairo | By Associated Press | Posted by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON JUL 27, 2020 05:45 AM IST
The clashes threaten to derail a fragile transition to democracy more than a year after the military’s ouster of longtime autocrat Omar al-Bashir.
The flight was scheduled from Sudan-Hyderabad-Muscat.(ANI File Photo)
The flight was scheduled from Sudan-Hyderabad-Muscat.(ANI File Photo)

Sudan national dies before boarding repatriation flight at Hyderabad airport

Hyderabad (Telangana) | By Asian News International | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON JUL 05, 2020 01:13 PM IST
A 62-year-old woman passenger, part of a repatriation flight, after completing all formalities, died near the boarding gate while boarding a Badr Airlines flight J4-226/227 at RGI airport in Hyderabad, airport sources said.
Last week, the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) had warned that Sudan, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Pakistan, and India should remain on high alert for the next four weeks for fresh locust invasions.(PTI)
Last week, the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) had warned that Sudan, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Pakistan, and India should remain on high alert for the next four weeks for fresh locust invasions.(PTI)

Fresh locust swarms threaten with monsoon onset in Rajasthan

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jayashree Nandi
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2020 05:34 PM IST
The onset of monsoon in Rajasthan is likely to occur on June 24 or 25 and the LWO authorities are preparing to control the population of locusts that are hovering in the desert areas between India and neighbouring Pakistan and also possible local breeding of these insects.
The controversy over data mismatch was triggered by state health secretary Vivek Kumar’s letter to union health secretary Preeti Sudan on April 30, putting the total number of persons testing positive for Covid-19 in the state at 931.(ANI)
The controversy over data mismatch was triggered by state health secretary Vivek Kumar’s letter to union health secretary Preeti Sudan on April 30, putting the total number of persons testing positive for Covid-19 in the state at 931.(ANI)

Bengal CM, guv spar over Covid figures

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Snigdhendu Bhattacharya
PUBLISHED ON MAY 03, 2020 03:24 AM IST
The day also saw chief minister Mamata Banerjee sending a 13-page letter to Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar in response to his letters, accusing him of “dreaming of a dyarchy in the state”.
Patients on the way to a quarantine centre in Mumbai.
Patients on the way to a quarantine centre in Mumbai.

Covid-19 update: States assess mild cases to begin home-isolation

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rhythma Kaul
PUBLISHED ON APR 29, 2020 02:32 AM IST
A patient with mild or pre-Covid-19 symptoms will be allowed home quarantine provided he or she lives in a place that allows strict isolation without having to intermingle with the rest of the family and a caregiver is present p 24*7 who is in direct touch with a nearby Covid-19 hospital.
An artiste playing a musical instrument as MP Preneet Kaur looks on during the inaugural events of the annual heritage festival and craft mela at Sheesh Mahal in Patiala on Saturday.(BHARAT BHUSHAN/HT)
An artiste playing a musical instrument as MP Preneet Kaur looks on during the inaugural events of the annual heritage festival and craft mela at Sheesh Mahal in Patiala on Saturday.(BHARAT BHUSHAN/HT)

Heritage fest, craft mela kick off in Royal City

Hindustan Times, Patiala | By HT Correspondent, Patiala
UPDATED ON FEB 22, 2020 11:17 PM IST
South Sudan's President Salva Kiir is trying to compromise and make way for a unity government.(AP)
South Sudan's President Salva Kiir is trying to compromise and make way for a unity government.(AP)

S.Sudan president offers key compromise for peace

Juba | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON FEB 15, 2020 05:16 PM IST
Kiir and rebel chief Riek Machar are under increasing pressure to resolve their differences by February 22 and form a unity government as part of a peace agreement.
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