Sudan: US State Department Visit Continuation of Dialogue

SMC- Sudanese Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour said that the visit of the US Deputy Secretary of State to the country on Thursday is a continuation of the dialogue process which began more than 16 months ago between the two countries. This round will see a number of issues discussed, including lifting of Sudan’s name from

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World anti-doping body refuses to lift Russia suspension

The World Anti-Doping Agency maintained its suspension of Russia on Thursday, raising the spectre of a possible ban from February’s Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. WADA’s Foundation Board, meeting in Seoul, came to the decision after its Compliance Review Committee recommended that Russia’s anti-doping body, RUSADA, “should not be reinstated”. The decision had been expected after

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Human Rights Watch accuses Myanmar military of widespread rape

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Human Rights Watch accused Myanmar security forces on Thursday of committing widespread rape against women and girls as part of a campaign of ethnic cleansing during the past three months against Rohingya Muslims in the country’s Rakhine state. The allegation in a report by the New York-based rights group echoes an

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Da Vinci portrait of Christ sells for record $450.3 million in New York

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Leonardo da Vinci’s portrait of Christ, “Salvator Mundi”, sold for a record-smashing $450.3 million on Wednesday at Christie‘s, more than double the old price for any work of art at auction.  The painting, only recently rediscovered, was the last da Vinci left in private hands and fetched more than four times

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Turkey wants prosperous South Sudan, says ambassador

Turkey’s ambassador to South Sudan on Wednesday said Turkey wants the Horn of Africa country to prosper. “For me, this is an exciting time to be in South Sudan. The people of South Sudan are warm and friendly, and Turkey hopes for a peaceful, stable and prosperous South Sudan,” Hasan Sevilir Asan told Anadolu Agency

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Bonn climate conference: world leaders discuss global warming

Leaders from around the world have joined talks on how to slow down global warming. Climate negotiations in Germany are entering a critical phase as ministers aim to sort out the finer details of the Paris Agreement. With Donald Trump keeping the US out of the picture, European leaders are looking to show the way.

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Sudan: President Al-Bahir Affirms Government to Realize Political, Economic and Security Stability

President of the Republic, Field Marshal Omer Al-Bashir, has affirmed the government keenness to realize political, economic and social stability toward realizing sustainable development via exploitation of the country’s huge resources. During a meeting at the Republican Palace with a delegation of the National Legislature, President Al-Bashir pointed out that there shall be discrimination between

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Ross 128 b: Nearby earth-like planet could support alien life

A team of scientists using an observatory in Chile have discovered an Earth-like planet at a distance of 11 light years. The discovery of the “Ross 128 b” was revealed by the European Southern Observatory (ESO) on Wednesday after more than a decade of intensive space monitoring. Astronomers say the new planet’s warm and rocky environment

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UN Security Council Extends Mandate of UNISFA

SMC- The mandate of the United Nations Interim Security Force in Abyei (UNISFA), the disputed area on the Sudan and South Sudan border was extended until 15 May 2018 by the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Unanimously adopting a resolution, the 15-member body also extended, for the same duration, UNISFA set out in the resolution

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SuperSport and Mashamaite on the cusp of Confederation Cup glory

A trip that looked like just a formality for SuperSport United before they bowed out of the Caf Confederation Cup against a team that was unbeaten at home in the tournament, convinced Tefu Mashamaite that they can go all the way. “Our trip to Zambia made me realise that maybe we can win this cup,”

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