January 3, 2013

Hassan Mazawdeh and Qasem Sarhan walk past UN comrades upon their arrival in Khartoum following their release from captivity on Wednesday. (AFP PHOTO/EBRAHIM HAMID)
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Two UN peacekeepers are released in Sudan after the longest kidnapping in the history of the mission.

December 31, 2012

An activist holds a poster of Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir during a protest in front of the Sudanese Embassy in Washington, DC. (Getty)
10:10 GMT

Activists trying to deliver their petition to the state-appointed human rights commission are stopped in their tracks by security forces.

November 22, 2012

07:21 GMT

Sudanese intelligence services said on Thursday they had foiled a "conspiracy" against the country's security and have arrested several people from "the army and civil society," without revealing their identity.

November 6, 2012

The Iraqi cabinet agreed to allocate $10 million in aid to Sudan as part of the 2013 draft budget
10:06 GMT

The Sudanese government reached out to Iraq last summer in a bid to obtain financial assistance, after claiming their oil revenue had been largely lost to South Sudan since the split. Sudan put in for 100 million, only to be told that Iraq could meet a tenth of this sum.

October 30, 2012

The Yarmouk factory in Sudan
10:23 GMT

What started as a rumor, is confirmed as true after security sources give details of the Israeli strike on the Iranian arms factory in Sudan.

October 24, 2012

Sudan fire
18:03 GMT

Sudan on Wednesday accused Israel of bombing a military factory in Khartoum, killing two, 18 months after it blamed Tel Aviv in a similar raid in Port Sudan.

October 9, 2012

Sudan is seeking to strengthen economic ties with Nigeria, especially in areas such as agriculture
06:00 GMT

Sudan is seeking to strengthen economic ties with Nigeria in an effort to boost its economy.

October 7, 2012

Hassan Turabi: Islamist Conference 2012, Doha. Photo, courtesy of Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies
19:51 GMT

At a conference in Doha, old school Islamists broach pressing issues on new Islamism in the transitional Arab Spring times. While one Sudanese Islamist tries to avoid dredging up past, there is no skirting the hot topic of Islamism operating in a fledgling democracy post Arab Revolution.

October 2, 2012

Sudan has enough foreign exchange supplies for five months, contradicting IMF statements
11:08 GMT

Sudan has enough foreign exchanges reserve to cover five months worth of imports, despite claims to the contrary by the IMF, according to the head of the central bank.

September 30, 2012

Is it time start to be optimistic about Sudan and South Sudan's future?
09:48 GMT

A UAE paper has said the deal between Sudan and South Sudan on oil and borders is an opportunity to be optimistic about the future, after a deal was reached on oil between the new neighbours.

September 25, 2012

Could the Nile become the latest battleground: Egypt is denying claims that violence could break out over water-sharing from the river
10:25 GMT

An Egyptian official has emphatically denied the veracity of allegations that his country had reached an agreement with neighboring Sudan to use its territories as a launchpad for potential attacks on Ethiopian damming facilities over the dispute of Nile water-sharing.

September 24, 2012

Aside being a painter, Abdul Qader al-Mubarak was also a teacher and a graphic designer. Photo source (Al Arabiya)
11:45 GMT

The Sudanese artist uses watercolor to recreate the colors of his homeland.

September 14, 2012

17:52 GMT

Violent events following the issue of a U.S. anti-Islam movie continued on Friday across the Arab world. After the violence that caused the death of four Americans in Libya , including the U.S. ambassador, today at least three people killed in Suda

September 10, 2012

South Sudan is facing a severe fuel shortage.
08:53 GMT

Shortage of fuel has severely affected the government’s business in South Sudan as towns are facing blackouts while hundreds of vehicles line up at gas stations to try to get fuel.

August 31, 2012

Kuwait: The Gulf state won't be arranging mass tweet-ups anytime soon. Even the ruling family aren't spared from the arrests as the Kuwaiti government cracks down on politically critical tweets. Sheikh Meshaal al-Malek al-Sabah was the latest victim, detained for his "outrageous views" online.
15:05 GMT

The Middle East's internet crackdown: For Arabs those wild days of internet freedom to blog boldly may be counted. As we write, countries in the region are clamping down on their citizen's right to surf with abandon as they introduce laws to censor and curb their online enthusiasm.