Sudan’s official application to join the most powerful legislative and judicial body regulating international trade has been delayed for more than 22 years for political and economic reasons. (File photo)
June 22, 2016 - 06:50 GMT
Sudan is pulling out all the stops to join the World Trade Organization by July of next year.
The GERD has strained relations between Ethiopia and Egypt since construction began in 2011, with relations reaching their lowest point in 2013. (File photo)
June 13, 2016 - 10:00 GMT
Technical studies on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam are yet to be signed by Egypt, Sudan, and Ethiopia despite the dam being 70 percent complete.
A man sells vegetables in Khartoum, Sudan on April 18, 2016.  (Photo courtesy Ahmad Aladdin at
June 10, 2016 - 21:46 GMT
Sudanese street photographer Ahmad Aladdin is on a quest to take 1,000 portraits of people from all walks of life in Sudan - but don't get him wrong, Aladdin's "Portraitat" project is no "Humans of New York."
This file photo taken on April 12, 2016 shows members of the UN-African Union mission in Darfur (UNAMID) exiting their vehicle at the Zamzam camp for internally displaced persons in Northern Darfur. (AFP/Ashraf Shazly)
May 23, 2016 - 17:00 GMT
A tribal leader said the attack was the result of a dispute between an Arab man and a Masalit member over a payment in a market.
Syrian children attend a class at a primary school in Aleppo's rebel-held eastern district of Shaar on Saturday. (AFP/File)
May 11, 2016 - 14:29 GMT
A statement by the ministry said its efforts resulted in the release of three out of four Jordanian citizens, including students, who were in the custody of the Sudanese authorities.
Negotiations have focused on various measures and legal procedures aimed at preventing Ethiopia from reducing Egypt's share of Nile water.  (AFP/Lloyd-George)
May 09, 2016 - 05:08 GMT
As talks Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia reconvene to discuss the technical studies, the construction of the Grand Renaissance Dam continues apace.
The minister's visit “is part of Saudi policies to find alternatives to oil
May 05, 2016 - 09:00 GMT
Saudi's oil minister is in Khartoum to discuss cooperation on the Atlantis II project, which hopes to exploit the zinc, copper, silver and gold in the Red Sea area.
Sudan says it is committed to any political or military decision taken by Saudi Arabia regarding Syria. (AFP/File)
February 23, 2016 - 12:00 GMT
Although he said it's too early right now, Sudanese Foreign Minister Ibrahim Gandour said Sudan may be willing to join a Saudi-led coalition in the fight against Daesh in Syria.
Day One of IFIF examined the transformative impact of social media on banking. (Mapcarta)
February 10, 2016 - 09:26 GMT
Over 200 delegates from across MENA are meeting in Sudan to discuss trends in Islamic finance and how it can be used to spur economic growth across the region.
Egypt relies on the Nile as its main source of water but Ethiopia believes wants to use the water to generate electricity for development. (Twitter)
February 10, 2016 - 06:08 GMT
After nearly a dozen tripartite talks between Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia, progress is finally being made in selecting the consultancy firms.
The dam is scheduled to be completed in 2017. (Twitter)
February 07, 2016 - 15:07 GMT
The on again, off again discussions between Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia resume in Khartoum to debate the technical reports from two French firms.
People arrive at Minkammen, South Sudan, January 9, 2014. (AFP/Nichole Sobeki)
January 28, 2016 - 12:18 GMT
The border between Sudan and South Sudan has been blocked since 2011.
A well in Sudan that is fed by the Nubian Aquifer. (IAEA)
January 19, 2016 - 14:00 GMT
The aquifer extends across Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan, Chad and Eritrea and could last for more than 100 years.
Iranian protesters with photos of ex-defense minister of Saudi Arabia and late Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud gather outside the Saudi Embassy in Tehran during a demonstration against the execution of prominent ShianMuslim cleric Nimr al-Nimr by Saudi authorities, on January 2, 2016. (AFP/Mohammadresza Nadim)
January 05, 2016 - 11:12 GMT
Another Gulf State has cut ties with Iran, this time it is Kuwait.
An Iranian woman holds a portrait of prominent Shiite Muslim cleric Nimr al-Nimr during a demonstration against his execution by Saudi authorities, on January 3, 2016, outside the Saudi embassy in Tehran. (AFP/Atta Kenare)
January 04, 2016 - 15:00 GMT
Diplomatic ties with Iran have rapidly altered following violent demonstrations against the Saudi embassy in Tehran.
Foreign ministers of the three countries signed a declaration of principles setting guidelines to resolve the disputes. (AFP/Ashraf Shazly)
December 30, 2015 - 06:59 GMT
Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan have agreed on the methodology for conducting technical studies on the Grand Renaissance Dam project, but construction continues apace.