Sudan’s veteran opposition leader Sadiq al-Mahdi called yesterday for an “objective” international investigation into last week’s deadly crackdown on protesters, after the ruling military council rejected such a probe.
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called Friday for an independent investigation to establish the facts and who was responsible for attacks on two oil tankers this week in the Gulf of Oman.
Sudan risks becoming another failed state like Libya or Somalia if the opposition and military don't agree on a transition process, a senior US diplomat warned Friday.
Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei yesterday categorically ruled out talks with US President Donald Trump, despite an unprecedented Japanese mission aimed at defusing tensions between Washington and the Islamic Republic.
Two oil tankers were attacked on Thursday and left adrift in the Gulf of Oman, driving up oil prices and stoking fears of a new confrontation between Iran and the United States, which blamed Tehran for the incident.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe urged Tehran to play a “constructive role” for Middle East peace yesterday during a rare diplomatic mission to the Islamic republic aimed at defusing US-Iran tensions.
Shops and restaurants began to reopen in Sudan's capital Wednesday after demonstrators called off a nationwide civil disobedience campaign and agreed to new talks, though many residents remained indoors after last week's deadly crackdown.
Syrian officials have refused access to a newly-created chemical weapons investigation team formed to identify culprits behind attacks with banned munitions, the organisation's top official said in remarks published on Wednesday.