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Sudan devalues pound to 30 against US dollar

KHARTOUM: Sudan's central bank Sunday announced it will devalue the local currency to 30 Sudanese pounds against the US dollar, the second such move in weeks amid soaring inflation. The new official exchange rate will go into effect on…

Turkey ‘laughed off’ demand to arrest Sudan leader

ISTANBUL: Turkey "laughed off" a demand from the International Criminal Court (ICC) to arrest Sudan's wanted leader when he attended a summit in Istanbul, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was quoted as saying on Thursday. Sudanese…

US ends Sudan trade embargo, cites progress on rights

WASHINGTON: The United States announced an end to its 20-year-old trade embargo against Sudan on Friday, citing what it said are improvements in Khartoum's human rights record. Washington did not drop Sudan from its blacklist of state…

Russian ambassador to Sudan found dead in swimming pool

KHARTOUM: Russia's ambassador to Sudan, veteran diplomat Mirgayas Shirinsky, was found dead in the swimming pool at his Khartoum home on Wednesday, Sudanese and Russian officials said. "The Russian ambassador died this evening at his…

Sudan rejects new US travel warning for Americans

KHARTOUM: Sudan on Friday rejected a new US travel advisory warning Americans against visiting the country, particularly three conflict zones, due to risks of "terrorism and violent crimes". The latest advisory was issued by the State…

Sudan summons US envoy to protest new Trump travel ban

KHARTOUM: Sudan summoned on Thursday US charge d'affaires Steven Koutsis to protest President Donald Trump's revised travel ban which bars its citizens from entering the United States. "The US charge d'affaires was informed of Sudan's…

Sudan accused of using chemical weapons in Darfur

UNITED NATIONS: Rights group Amnesty International on Thursday accused Sudanese government forces of killing scores of civilians, including many children, in suspected chemical weapons attacks in a mountainous area of war-torn Darfur.