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Sudan says agrees with U.S. on restoring of sovereign immunity

Sudan says agrees with U.S. on restoring of sovereign immunity

SUDAN and the United States signed an agreement to restore the African country's sovereign immunity, the Sudanese Ministry of Justice has announced. The ministry said in a statement the agreement will settle cases brought against Sudan in U.S. courts, including for the bombing of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania in 1998, for which Sudan has agreed to pay $335 million to victims. The deal is part of a U.S. pledge to remove Sudan from its designation as a state sponsor of terrorism, which goes back to its toppled Islamist ruler Omar al-Bashir when Washington believed the country was supporting…
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Sudanese police fire tear gas to disperse hundreds gathered across the capital

Sudanese police fire tear gas to disperse hundreds gathered across the capital

SUDANESE security forces fired tear gas to disperse hundreds of people in demonstrations across the capital Khartoum, as crowds gathered to put pressure on the government to improve conditions and push ahead with reform. The rallies came just days after President Donald Trump announced the United States would remove Sudan from its list of state sponsors of terrorism, a designation that dates back to toppled ruler Omar al-Bashir and made it difficult for the transitional government to access urgently needed debt relief and foreign financing. Calls for protests started days earlier, aiming to coincide with the anniversary of the overthrow…
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TRUMP: U.S. to remove Sudan from state terrorism sponsors list after $335-million payment to victims

TRUMP: U.S. to remove Sudan from state terrorism sponsors list after $335-million payment to victims

MATT SPETALNICK, NAFISA ELTAHIR and KHALID ABDELAZIZ President Donald Trump announced on Monday the United States would remove Sudan from its list of state sponsors of terrorism as soon as Khartoum sets aside $335-million for payments for American victims and their families. The deal could also set in motion steps by Sudan toward establishing diplomatic relations with Israel, a U.S. official told Reuters, following similar U.S.-brokered moves in recent weeks by the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain. The details and timing were still being worked out, the source said. Though Trump made no mention of Israel in his tweet announcing…
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