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Sudan says has no links to Red Sea 'arms ship'

Sudan has no connection with a ship intercepted in the Red Sea allegedly carrying rockets from Iran to Gaza, Khartoum's foreign ministry said on Thursday. "We have nothing to do with this," foreign ministry spokesman Abubakr Al-Siddiq told AFP, adding that the vessel was in international waters. Israel intercepted the "Klos-C" in the Red Sea between Eritrea and Sudan on Wednesday, claiming that Syrian-made weapons aboard had been shipped overland to Iran then onward by sea.

S. Kordofan capital under rocket fire after peace talks: Sudan state radio

Rebels rained rockets on the capital of Sudan's South Kordofan state on Wednesday, official radio reported, a day after peace talks with the government broke off. "SPLM-North shelled Kadugli with Katyusha (rockets)," Radio Omdurman said in a brief SMS dispatch citing the state's governor. str-it/hc

S. Kordofan capital under rocket fire after peace talks: Sudan state radio

Rebels rained rockets on the capital of Sudan's South Kordofan state on Wednesday, official radio reported, a day after peace talks with the government broke off. "SPLM-North shelled Kadugli with Katyusha (rockets)," Radio Omdurman said in a brief SMS dispatch citing the state's governor. str-it/hc

Shells hit Sudan's South Kordofan capital

Shells struck the capital of Sudan's war-torn South Kordofan state on Saturday, residents said, but there was no immediate confirmation of casualties. "The last one just landed a few minutes ago," one resident of Kadugli told AFP. Rebels of the Sudan People's Liberation Army-North (SPLA-N), fighting since 2011 in South Kordofan, have periodically shelled Kadugli since late last year, causing some fatalities. Neither the SPLA-N nor Sudan's military could be immediately reached for comment.

Shells hit Sudan's South Kordofan capital

Shells struck the capital of Sudan's war-torn South Kordofan state on Saturday, residents said, but there was no immediate confirmation of casualties. "The last one just landed a few minutes ago," one resident of Kadugli told AFP. it/srm

25 killed, 26 injured in tribal clashes in Sudan's West Kordofan

25 killed, 26 injured in tribal clashes in Sudan's West Kordofan KHARTOUM, Dec. 7 (Xinhua) -- At least 25 people were killed and 26 others injured on Friday in tribal clashes in Sudan's West Kordofan State, local Alyoum Altali daily reported Saturday. "Twenty-five people were killed and 26 others injured Friday in clashes between Ma'liya and Hamar tribes in Um Dekon area of Qibaish locality in West Kordofan State," the report said.

Japan's wrestling diplomat in final Sudan bout

A wrestling diplomat from Japan challenges a Sudanese Nuba opponent for the sixth and final time on Friday, hoping for his first win. But even if he loses yet again, Yasuhiro Murotatsu says he will still have secured a victory of sorts, helping to unify a divided and war-torn land. The Nuba Mountains of South Kordofan state are home to a linguistically and religiously diverse group of people collectively known as "Nuba". Their form of wrestling, practised for thousands of years, is completely different from the iconic national sport of sumo in Murotatsu's homeland.

Thousands of South Sudanese on road home from Sudan

A bus and truck convoy was moving about 3,500 South Sudanese back to their ancestral homeland from Sudan on Monday, a church leader said, in the first major repatriation for months. But the United Nations says around 40,000 other South Sudanese are still waiting in "appalling" conditions at Khartoum-area squatter camps. "They already started moving," Bishop John Kongi said of the initial group of 2,600 people who left Monday from Kosti, south of Khartoum, in a convoy of 52 buses and 34 trucks loaded with their luggage.

Gunmen kill 4 in Sudan protests

Gunmen have killed four Sudanese during mostly peaceful protests, the police said on Saturday, as thousands prepared to bury one victim and more demonstrations were expected. "Unknown shooters fired on demonstrations in Khartoum Bahri, Khartoum, and Omdurman" during protests on Friday, the police said in a statement carried by the official SUNA news agency. "As a result of that, four civilians were killed." str-it/al

29 dead in 3 days of Sudan riots

At least 29 people have been killed in three days of rioting in Sudan sparked by a government decision to scrap subsidies on fuel, medical officials said on Thursday. "We have received the bodies of 21 people" since the protests began on Monday, a hospital source in Khartoum's twin city Omdurman told AFP, adding that all were "civilians". Another eight people were killed in other regions, witnesses and families said.
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