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US eyeing 18th April for possible resumption of Sudan peace talks

Washington DC, US/Cairo, Egypt Reuters The United States is eyeing 18th April for a possible resumption of peace talks on Sudan in Saudi Arabia, US Special Envoy for Sudan Tom Perriello said on Tuesday, as Washington seeks a resolution to the conflict that has displaced millions and caused the world’s largest humanitarian crisis. Washington has […]

Gaza ceasefire deal still possible but difficult work remains, Blinken says

Cairo, Egypt Reuters US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Thursday he believed talks in Qatar could still reach a Gaza ceasefire agreement while Israel attacked Hamas gunmen in the enclave’s Al Shifa hospital and evacuated patients. In Cairo, Blinken met Arab foreign ministers and Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi as talks in Qatar […]

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 army general rules out Ramadan truce unless RSF leaves civilian sites

Omdurman, Sudan Reuters A top general from Sudan’s army has ruled out a truce in the Islamic holy month of Ramadan unless the paramilitary group it is battling leaves civilian and public sites. The statement by Yasser al-Atta, a deputy commander of the army, comes after the army claimed advances in Omdurman, part of the […]

Yemen’s warring parties commit to ceasefire steps – UN special envoy

United Nations envoy to Yemen Hans Grundberg speaks to reporters at Sanaa Airport in Sanaa, Yemen on 3rd Ma, 2023.

Aden, Yemen Reuters The Saudi-backed Yemeni government and Iran-aligned Houthis have both committed to steps towards a ceasefire, the UN special envoy for Yemen said on Saturday. The Houthis, which control north Yemen, have been fighting against a Saudi-led military alliance since 2015 in a conflict that has killed hundreds of thousands and left 80 […]

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 […]

Israeli troops raid Gaza as Arab nations condemn bombardment

Israeli armoured vehicles take part in an operation, as the conflict between Israel and Hamas continues, at a location given as the northern Gaza Strip in this still image taken from handout video released on 26th October, 2023.

Gaza, JerusalemReuters Israeli forces carried out their biggest Gaza ground attack overnight in their 20-day-old war with Hamas as anger grew in the Arab world over Israel’s relentless bombardment of the besieged Palestinian territory. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had said Israeli troops were still preparing for a full ground invasion, while the US and other […]

Israel vows to demolish Hamas as troops prepare to move on shattered Gaza

A view shows smoke in the sky and destroyed buildings in the Gaza Strip as seen from Israel's border with the Gaza Strip, in southern Israel, on 15th October, 2023

Gaza/Jerusalem Reuters Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed on Sunday to “demolish Hamas” as his troops prepared to move into the Gaza Strip in pursuit of Hamas militants whose deadly rampage through Israeli border towns shocked the world. Israel has urged exhausted Gazans to evacuate south, which hundreds of thousands have already done in the […]

Yemen flare-ups jeopardise peace negotiations

FILE PHOTO-Saudi-led coalition spokesperson, Colonel Turki al-Malki speaks during a news conference in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on 26th December, 2021.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Reuters Both sides in Yemen’s eight-year war have accused each other of attacks that break a relative lull in fighting and jeopardise peace talks that had been gathering momentum.  Yemen’s Houthi movement has battled a Saudi-led coalition since 2015 in a conflict that has killed hundreds of thousands and left 80 per […]