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Greece is going to miss its own bailout deadline and the money is rapidly running out

Greece is going to miss its own bailout deadline and the money is rapidly running out

Greece has got another crucial week ahead, and the government now looks likely to miss its own self-imposed deadline of April 24 for accessing bailout cash.  The Eurogroup summit of eurozone finance ministers meets on Friday, a date which finance minister Yanis Varoufakis was once "very confide



Rangers protect world's last male Northern White Rhino

Rangers protect world's last male Northern White Rhino

Nearly wiped out by poachers and a highly lucrative rhino horn black market, the Northern White Rhino is on the brink of extinction. Sudan, a rhino at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya, is the last male Northern White Rhino in the world.

Sudan's youth activists battle restraints and apathy

By Shadi Bushra KHARTOUM, April 19 (Reuters) - When the Arab Spring uprisings burst out four years ago, Bedreldin Mohamed believed that, finally, many of his...

Sudan's Bashir heads to Indonesia in rare long-distance trip

KHARTOUM, April 19 (Reuters) - Sudan's President Omar Hassan al-Bashir will travel to Indonesia on Monday for a summit, Sudan's foreign ministry said, in his...

Initial polling tallies indicate victory of Sudan's Bashir

Initial polling tallies indicate victory of Sudan's Bashir

In capital Khartoum, al-Bashir scored significantly higher than his competitors for the country's highest office, according to unofficial results collected from ten polling stations in the capital.

Sudan elections conducted 'transparently': Arab League

Sudan elections conducted 'transparently': Arab League

"Arab League has deployed 40 observers that travelled to all Sudanese states during the elections," the monitoring mission head Alaa al-Zuhairi said at a press conference in Khartoum.

Open Letter from Yemen Scholars Protesting War

We write as scholars concerned with Yemen and as residents/nationals of the United Kingdom and the United States. The military attack by Saudi Arabia, backed by the Gulf Cooperation Council states (but not Oman), Egypt, Jordan, Sudan, the UK and above all the US, is into its third week of bombing an

Sudan newspaper quotes governor as saying rebels kill 136 civilians during presidential poll

Sudanese newspapers are quoting a governor as saying that rebels have killed 136 civilians in attacks during the presidential election that ended last week.

Sudan security seizes newspaper issue: editor

Sudan security seizes newspaper issue: editor

Sudanese security agents seized the entire Saturday edition of a newspaper over an article about an activist who was detained in the run-up to the country's ...

Hatton Garden gems raid WAS an inside job, says heist firm boss Mahendra Bavishi

Hatton Garden gems raid WAS an inside job, says heist firm boss Mahendra Bavishi

Mahendra Bavishi, who lives in Sudan, said detectives have asked to put 'sensitive' questions to his British-based son after the safe deposit company was robbed in a Ł60million heist.

PHOTOS: The Hatton Garden jewel robbery gang may have struck twice

PHOTOS: The Hatton Garden jewel robbery gang may have struck twice

Police think they may have some idea who staged the spectacular tunnelling robbery of the Hatton Garden jewelry safe deposit building in London over Easter. The robbers abseiled down a lift shaft during the long holiday weekend, drilled through 2 metres of concrete, and may have made off with up to

Sudan denies using cluster bombs in war areas

Sudan denies using cluster bombs in war areas

"This is a totally fabricated and baseless report," army spokesman Col. Alswarmy Khalid told AA on Friday.

Sudan Election Vote Counting Begins Friday

Sudan Election Vote Counting Begins Friday

Vote counting in Sudan's April 13 presidential and parliamentary elections is expected to commence Friday. National Electoral Commission chair Professor Mukhtar al-Assam said preliminary results will be announced immediately at each polling station and final results are expected on April 27.

Al-Bashir set for re-election as polls close in Sudan vote

Al-Bashir set for re-election as polls close in Sudan vote

Polls have closed in Sudan’s presidential and parliamentary elections after four days of voting, with President Omar al-Bashir and his party assured to win. Most of the opposition have boycotted the election, leaving only relatively unknown candidates. Voting was extended for

In Sudan, poverty, heavy security grip under longtime leader

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) " During a quarter-century in power, President Omar al-Bashir has succeeded in keeping an iron grip on Sudan despite repeated disasters that would have toppled many. This week's election seems certain to entrench...

Sudan extends elections by one day amid slow turnout

KHARTOUM, Sudan – Sudan extended nationwide elections by one day Wednesday, April 15, after a low turnout the opposition said reflected apathy towards a vote President Omar al-Bashir is widely expected to win. The 71-year-old career soldier, indicted by the International Criminal Court for allege

Polls open on final day of Sudan elections

Polls open on final day of Sudan elections

The elections, which started on Monday, are the first to be held in Sudan since the independence of the southern part of the country in 2011.

Snapshots of the legacy from al-Bashir's quarter-century in power in Sudan

Snapshots of the legacy from al-Bashir's quarter-century in power in Sudan

During a quarter-century in power, President Omar al-Bashir has succeeded in keeping an iron grip on Sudan despite repeated disasters that would have toppled many.

South Africa foreigners flee after attacks

South Africa foreigners flee after attacks

Fear among foreigners in South Africa, shops remain shut and some plan on moving home. Mozambique and Malawi say they will help their citizens flee. This after a series of xenophobic attacks that have left hundreds camping out on sports fields. And, low turnout prompts an extra day of elections i

Sudan: Dear candidate, don't bother knocking

Khartoum residents disapproving of elections hang signs on their doors to publicly display their boycott.

Low turnout in Sudan elections so far

The poll's success is being measured by the number of people passing through the 11,000 polling stations.

Dozens of Sudan prisoners escape from Darfur jail

Dozens of Sudan prisoners escape from Darfur jail

Dozens of inmates have escaped from jail in Sudan's western Darfur region following clashes with prison guards

New UN site for flights in conflict zones issues warnings on Libya, Egypt

New UN site for flights in conflict zones issues warnings on Libya, Egypt

A new United Nations website distributing warnings about risks to aircraft in conflict zones issued its first advisories on Wednesday, for countries including Libya, Iraq, Egypt and South Sudan.

Sudan extends voting in elections by one day

KHARTOUM, April 15 (Reuters) - Sudan's electoral body said on Wednesday it would extend voting in presidential and parliamentary elections by one day across ...

Sudan extends elections by one day amid slow turnout

Sudan extends elections by one day amid slow turnout

Sudan on Wednesday extended nationwide elections by one day after a low turnout that the opposition said reflected apathy towards a vote President Omar al-Ba...

Sudan extends vote amid low turnout

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) " Sudan has announced a one-day extension of voting in presidential and legislative elections.The election commission announced its decision Wednesday, as three days of voting saw low turnout.The vote is virtually...

Only surviving male northern white rhino under armed guard 24 hours a day

Sudan is guarded day and night by a group of rangers in Kenya who risk their lives on a daily basis as they try to keep the rhino from poachers lured by the thousands of pounds to be earned from ivory.

Obama removing Cuba from state sponsor of terror list

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama will remove Cuba from the list of state sponsors of terrorism, the White House announced Tuesday, a key step in his bid to normalize relations between the two countries. Obama made the final decision following a State Department review of Cuba's presence on

Logistics block voting at handful of centres in Sudan

BEIRUT, April 14 (Reuters) - Logistical problems have hampered voting at a small number of polling stations in Sudan, the election body said on Tuesday, as v...

Greece Debates Solution to Refugee Crisis

Greece has reached a critical point with regards to the strong wave of refugees and illegal immigrants. The local government has also demanded that Europe should provide the necessary assistance so that the problem can be solved. Citizens of the Greek islands have been quoted as stating their fear

Polls open in 2nd day of Sudan elections

Polls opened at 8am local time (05:00 GMT) amid poor turnout in various polling centers in the first voting hours of the day, AA correspondents reported.

World's Last Male Northern White Rhino Placed Under 24-Hour Armed Guard In Kenya

After the decimation of his species by poachers, Sudan the rhino finds himself in a extremely precarious position: He is the last male northern white rhinoceros on the planet. According to The Independent, the 40-year-old animal has been put under 24-hour armed guard in the Kenya game conservanc

Sudan's Bashir Heads for Clear Win in Vote Boycotted by Opposition

There were few voters turning out at polling stations in Sudan's capital Monday at the start of general elections. Opposition parties are boycotting the polls, making it all but certain that President Omar al-Bashir will win another term. VOA's Gabe Joselow has this report from Khartoum.

Voting in Sudan's troubled areas proceeds calmly despite rebel threats

Despite previous threats by rebels to cripple Sudan's elections, the voting, which started on Monday, has so far been rather smooth.

Elections in Sudan, a poll with no surprises

The polls are open in Sudan, but with most of the main opposition parties boycotting, the 3-day vote President Omar El Bashir is almost certain of victory. Muhammadu Buhari seals the deal in Nigeria. The APC's landslide victory in elections for the powerful governors sees the President-elect furt

VIDEO: 'Low turnout' in Sudan election

In Sudan, early reports indicate that voter turnout has been low, on the first of three days of presidential and parliamentary elections.

Sudan votes in controversial poll set to extend Bashir rule

    Khartoum — Sudan was voting Monday in elections boycotted by the mainstream opposition that are expected to extend the quarter-century rule of President Omar al-Bashir, who is wanted on war crimes charges. With 15 little-known candidates running against him, 7

Sudan polls: Voters conspicuous by their absence

First day of voting ends with low turnout, but that is not expected to get in the way of President Bashir.

Voting in Sudan | Journal

Voting is underway in Sudan’s presidential election, which is expected to see current leader Omar al-Bashir extend his 25-year rule. The opposition have boycotted the polls, which have also been criticized by international leaders. Sudan has been in economic turmoil since the secession of oil-rich S

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Sudan votes in poll expected to extend Bashir's rule

Sudanese voters headed to the polls in sparse numbers on Monday at the start of a three-day election boycotted by the main opposition parties, with President Omar Hassan al-Bashir on course to extend his quarter century in power.

Low turnout mars Sudan's election, set to extend al-Bashir's quarter-century rule

KHARTOUM, Sudan – Only a trickle of voters, some in uniform, showed up at a polling station in Sudan on Monday as the country took part in an election that will almost certainly extend the 25-year rule of President Omar al-Bashir, the world’s only sitting head of state wanted on genocide

Low voter turnout in Sudan election

MANY voters seem to have boycotted Sudan's first elections since the oil-rich east African nation split from South Sudan in 2011.

Low turnout in Sudan vote set to extend al-Bashir's rule

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Only a trickle of voters, some in uniform, showed up at a polling station in Sudan on Monday as the country took part in an election t...

Polls close in 16 Sudan states

The polls – the first to take place in Sudan since the independence of the southern part of the country in 2011 – closed at 6p.m. (15:00 GMT)

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from the Middle East

Across the Middle East, Orthodox Christians observed Holy Week with processions, hymns and incense, while in Sudan, adherents of an Islamic mystical order danced and chanted until nightfall at the tomb of a 19th century Sufi leader. Iranian protesters gathered outside the Saudi Arabian Embassy in

A foregone conclusion? Sudan goes to the polls

Voting has started in Sudan in the first of three days of presidential and parliamentary elections. The result is a foregone conclusion, analysts say: incumbent President Omar al-Bashir is most likely to win. #Sudan's President Omar Hassan al-Bashir (C) casts his ballot durin

A foregone conclusion? Sudan goes to the polls

Voting has started in Sudan in the first of three days of presidential and parliamentary elections. The result is a foregone conclusion, analysts…

2015 All-Africa Games: Dream Team VI to battle Ghana, Egypt

Nigeria’s U-23 team will be jostling with Egypt, Senegal, Ghana, Sudan, Zimbabwe, Burkina Faso and hosts Congo-Brazzaville, for the gold medal of this year's All-Africa Games. Egypt beat Burundi 2-0 in each leg, while Senegal qualified. Thanks to away goal rule against Mali – they drew 2

Sudan votes in elections boycotted by opposition groups

Sudanese voters began casting their ballots today in the first polls since Sudan split with the south in 2011.

Martizburg United defender Mngonyama sets sights on 2016 Olympic Games

The defender tells Goal that he's hoping to see himself in Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Olympic Games with Owen Da Gama's U/23 team after losing to Sudan 2-1 on aggregate

Sudan's Bashir confident to win presidential race

Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir on Monday appeared confident of winning the presidential race as he cast his vote in Khartoum on the first day of the country's general elections.

Sudan votes with President Omar Hassan al-Bashir expected to extend power

'Look at this place, there's no one here,' says one voter as the election, boycotted by the main opposition parties, begins in Sudan.

Sudan votes in elections boycotted by opposition groups

By Shadi Bushra and Khalid Abdelaziz KHARTOUM, April 13 (Reuters) - Sudanese voters trickled in to polling stations on Monday at the start of a three-day ele...