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Iranian warships leave Sudan after friendly visit

Two Iranian warships Wednesday left Sudan after their three-day visit "in support of political and diplomatic ties between the two countries", the Sudanese defence ministry said.

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Qaeda calls for fresh attacks, US pulls some embassy staff


Al-Qaeda called for fresh attacks against US targets in the Arab world and the West, as Washington said it was pulling non-essential embassy staff out of Sudan and Tunisia.

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Western embassies on alert as Muslim anger simmers over film


Western embassies across the Muslim world remained on high alert on Sunday and the United States urged vigilance after days of anti-American violence provoked by a video mocking the Prophet Mohammad.

Sudan, South Sudan strike oil deal

Sudan and South Sudan have hammered out a deal on how to share their oil wealth, one of a series of disputes that brought the rivals to the brink of all-out war earlier this year.

"The parties have a

Bin Laden cook returns to Sudan from Guantanamo

Osama bin Laden's former cook and driver Ibrahim al-Qosi returned to his native Sudan on Wednesday after more than a decade of imprisonment at the US detention centre in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

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Sudan protests are no 'Arab Spring', Bashir says

Nine days of country-wide protests against high prices in Sudan are no 'Arab Spring', President Omar al-Bashir said on Sunday, referring to a series of uprisings against regional strongmen.

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Sudan warplanes bomb South Sudan, frontline tense


Sudanese warplanes bombed South Sudan's oil-rich border regions overnight, wounding several, as violence persisted despite international calls for restraint, officials said Tuesday.

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South Sudan withdraws from oil area, easing border crisis


South Sudan said on Friday it would withdraw its troops from the disputed Heglig oil region more than a week after seizing it from Sudan, pulling the countries back from the brink of a full-blown war.

Sudan warplanes launch first attack on South Sudan town

Sudanese warplanes launched their first attack on a major South Sudanese town on Thursday, with five bombs dropped on the capital of the oil-producing Unity border state, Southern officials said.


Actor George Clooney, father arrested for Sudan protest


Actor George Clooney and his father have been arrested at a protest outside the Sudanese Embassy in Washington.

The protesters accuse Sudan’s president, Omar al-Bashir, of provoking a humanitarian cr

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