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Michael Georgy

Sudanese women at forefront of protests after years of oppression

30 Apr 2019

KHARTOUM Mervat al-Neel was one of the many women whose protests helped bring down Sudanese autocrat Omar Hassan al-Bashir. Now she is standing up to the generals who replaced him.

Sudan risks counter coup without deal on transition - opposition leader

25 Apr 2019

KHARTOUM Sudan could face a counter coup if military rulers and the opposition do not reach agreement on a handover of power to civilians, leading opposition figure and former prime minister Sadiq al-Mahdi said on Thursday.

Sudan's protesters hope cheerful staying-power will oust army

24 Apr 2019

KHARTOUM They come from all walks of life, of all ages and many political persuasions. But the thousands of protesters sitting outside the Sudanese Defence Ministry in Khartoum all share one thing: the cheerful conviction that, if they can just stay there long enough, democracy will come about.

Sudanese militia commander waits in wings after president ousted

23 Apr 2019

KHARTOUM When Omar Hassan al-Bashir wanted protection from rivals during his long rule as president of Sudan, he turned to Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, a commander of widely feared Arab militias.

More protesters flood Sudan's sit-in to demand civilian rule

19 Apr 2019

Khartoum Hundreds of thousands of protesters massed around a sit-in outside Sudan's Defence Ministry on Friday to demand that the military council that ousted former president Omar al-Bashir last week hand over power to civilians.

Arab Spring comes later in Sudan and Algeria

16 Apr 2019

DUBAI/TUNIS The armed forces of Algeria and Sudan, which pushed out the long-serving rulers of those countries after mass protests, are following a script that has failed millions of Arabs since the 2011 uprisings. | Video

Iran's Zarif: Smooth diplomat challenged by hardliners

26 Feb 2019

DUBAI Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who used his charm and knowledge of the West to help strike the landmark 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, announced his resignation unexpectedly on Monday on Instagram.

Iran's Zarif - Smooth diplomat challenged by hardliners

25 Feb 2019

DUBAI Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who used his charm and knowledge of the West to help strike the landmark 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, announced his resignation unexpectedly on Monday on Instagram.

U.S. pressing Gulf states to keep Syria isolated - sources

18 Feb 2019

DUBAI The United States is lobbying Gulf states to hold off restoring ties with Syria, including the UAE which has moved closer to Damascus to counter the influence of its rival Iran, five sources told Reuters.

In Iraq’s parliament, Shi’ite militia leaders plan to call the shots

13 Nov 2018

BAGHDAD In May, Hassan Fada'am traded his military fatigues for a suit when he became one of 45 Shi'ite militiamen elected to Iraq's 329-seat parliament.

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Europeans vote, with EU future in balance

Europeans vote on Sunday in an election expected to further dent traditional pro-EU parties and bolster the nationalist fringe in the European Parliament, putting a potential brake on collective action in economic and foreign policy.