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US pushes peace talks to avert ‘point of no return’ in Sudan

Reuters The United States hopes for a relaunch of talks aimed at ending the conflict in Sudan and opening up humanitarian access soon after Ramadan ends in mid-April, Washington’s newly appointed envoy said on Thursday. Saudi Arabia and the United States led talks in Jeddah last year to try to reach a truce between Sudan’s […]

Israeli military says it killed 90 gunmen at Gaza’s Al Shifa hospital

Jerusalem/Cairo, Egypt Reuters Israel’s military said on Wednesday it had killed around 90 gunmen and arrested 160 in a raid on Gaza’s Al Shifa hospital, an allegation the Islamist Hamas group denied. Al Shifa, the Gaza Strip’s biggest hospital before the war, is now one of the few healthcare facilities even partially operational in the […]

Sudan’s RSF claims airport as Saudi and US-backed talks restart

Dubai, United Arab Emirates Reuters Sudan’s Rapid Support Forces said on Monday they had seized an airport from the army west of the capital and workers at an oilfield said they were evacuated due to the attack as the warring factions reconvened for talks in Saudi Arabia. The RSF said Belila airport in the state […]

Paramilitary RSF say they have seized Sudan’s second city

Chadian cart owners transport belongings of Sudanese people who fled the conflict in Sudan's Darfur region, while crossing the border between Sudan and Chad in Adre, Chad, on 4th August, 2023

Cairo, EgyptReuters The paramilitary Rapid Support Forces that have been battling Sudan’s army for control of the country said they had seized Nyala, its second largest city, on Thursday. The seizure of the capital of South Darfur state in the west of the country could mark a turning point in Sudan’s six-month war, and comes […]

Sudanese army suspends ceasefire talks

Sudan's General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan stands among troops,in an unknown location, in this picture released on 30th May, 2023.

Khartoum, SudanReuters Sudan’s army suspended talks with a rival paramilitary force on Wednesday over a ceasefire and aid access, raising fears the six-week-old conflict will push Africa’s third largest country deeper into a humanitarian crisis. The armed forces said in a statement it halted talks in the Saudi city of Jeddah, accusing the other side […]

Sudan ceasefire deal raises hopes for relief in Khartoum

Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah Al-Saud stands along with other officials as representatives of the Sudanese army and rival paramilitary Rapid Support Forces sign an agreement for a seven-day ceasefire in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, on 20th May, 2023.

Khartoum, SudanReuters Air strikes and clashes between Sudan’s warring factions could be heard in the capital Khartoum on Sunday, residents said, after a Saudi and US-brokered deal for a week-long ceasefire raised hopes of a pause in the five-week conflict. The deal, signed on Saturday by the army and the rival paramilitary Rapid Support Forces […]

Syria’s Assad wins warm welcome at Arab summit after years of isolation

Syria's President Bashar al-Assad meets with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman during the Arab League summit, in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia in this still image obtained from a video on 19th May, 2023.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Reuters Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was given a warm welcome at an Arab summit on Friday, winning a hug from Saudi Arabia’s crown prince at a meeting of leaders who had shunned him for years, in a policy shift opposed by the US and other Western powers.  Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin […]

Sudan capital rocked by air strikes, looting

People pass by damaged cars and buildings at the central market during clashes between the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces and the army in Khartoum North, Sudan, on 27th April, 2023.

Khartoum. SudanReuters Residents of Sudan’s capital reported heavy air strikes in central Khartoum on Tuesday amid a surge in looting while Saudi Arabia said negotiators were working toward a short-term ceasefire.  Witnesses said the army unleashed intense air bombardment in the centre of Khartoum and around the presidential palace. The rival Rapid Support Forces paramilitary […]

Sudan paramilitary RSF to attend Jeddah talks with armed forces

Drone footage shows birds in the foreground as clouds of black smoke billow over Bahri, also known as Khartoum North, Sudan, in this 1st May, 2023 video obtained by Reuters

Royadh, Saudi Arabia Reuters Envoys from Sudan’s warring military factions – the army and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces – were in Jeddah for talks on Saturday, Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister said, as international mediators pressed for an end to the three-week old conflict. The US-Saudi initiative is the first serious attempt to end fighting […]