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Sudan

 

Sudan (officially the Republic of the Sudan) is a country in northeastern Africa. It is the largest country in Africa, and the Arab World, and tenth largest in the world by area. 

Its capital is Khartoum, which serves as the political, cultural and commercial center of the nation, while Omdurman remains the largest city. Among Sudan's population of 42 million people, Sunni Islam is the official and largest religion, while Arabic and English are the official languages. Read More

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Pope Francis poses with Mariam Yahya Ibrahim of Sudan (C), her husband and two children during a private meeting at the Vatican July 24, 2014. The Sudanese woman, who was spared a death sentence for converting from Islam to Christianity and then barred fr
Pope Francis Meets Sudanese Woman Who Was Spared Death for Apostasy (PHOTOS)

By IBTimes AU

Pope Francis was every inch visibly moved when he met on Thursday Meriam Ibrahim, the Sudanese woman who refused to recant her Christian faith even as a death sentence loomed over her head. (1:13 pm)

MORE TOPICS: COURT, UNITED NATIONS, RELIGION

Ebola Virus Outbreak in Africa: Transmission and Symptoms
Ebola Virus Outbreak in Africa: Transmission and Symptoms

By IBTimes AU

The deadly Ebola virus is reportedly spreading in Africa again. The virus has fatality rates of up to 90%. The virus is mostly found in Central and West African regions and the spread is being controlled before it reaches other countries. (Jul 04)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO, INFECTION

House of Cards Season 3: Frank Underwood as President

By IBTimes AU

“House of Cards” Season 3 filming in the U.N Security Council Chamber has reportedly been blocked by Russia. The show chronicles the rise of Frank Underwood from being the whip in the U.S House of Representatives to becoming the president. (Jul 04)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, RUSSIA, HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
DLC News: Watch Dogs’ New Missions, Forza 5’s Hot Wheels Car Pack and COD Ghosts’ Skins Go Live

By IBTimes AU

New DLCs have been released for “Watch Dogs,” “Forza Motorsport 5” and “Call of Duty: Ghosts,” which will feature new missions, new cars, and new skins and weapons for the respective games. (Jul 03)

MORE TOPICS: GOLD, TOYOTA, DIAMONDS, SONY

Eugenie Bouchard of Canada waves after defeating Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia in their women's singles tennis match at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, in London June 24, 2014. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT TENNIS TPX IMAGES OF T
Canada Day 2014: The List of Uninvited 'Persona Non Grata'

By IBTimes AU

Officials from a select group of pariah states have been included into a list of "persona non grata" as Canada observes its national day on July 1. (Jun 30)

MORE TOPICS: RUSSIA, MADAGASCAR

Canada Day 2014: The List of Uninvited 'Persona Non Grata'

By IBTimes AU

Officials from a select group of pariah states have been included into a list of "persona non grata" as Canada observes its national day on July 1. (Jun 30)

MORE TOPICS: RUSSIA, MADAGASCAR

Fabien Cousteau
A To-Be Record 31 Day Underwater Living Nearing End

By IBTimes AU

Fabien Cousteau is all set to break his grandfather, Jacques Yves-Cousteau's record of the amount of time spend living underwater. (Jun 27)

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie Denied Entry to Sudan

By IBTimes AU

Angelina Jolie has been denied entry to Sudan. The Hollywood A-lister, who was recently given the title of honorary dame by Queen Elizabeth II, was slated to appear at a summit at the African nation as part of her role as special envoy for the United Nations. (Jun 17)

MORE TOPICS: BRAD PITT, HUMAN RIGHTS, UNITED NATIONS, RELIGION, HOLLYWOOD

File photo of actor and director George Clooney arriving for the UK premiere of his film "The Monuments Men" in London
Barack Obama’s Democrat Party 'Courting' George Clooney to Run as California's Governor

By IBTimes AU

George Clooney, who has spent most of his youth in Ohio and Kentucky, is set to run for governor in the state of California in the U.S. (Jun 16)

MORE TOPICS: BARACK OBAMA, CALIFORNIA, UNITED NATIONS, WHITE HOUSE, HOLLYWOOD, LAWYER

Woman to Face Death Row After Converting to Christianity, Finds Freedom; British PM David Cameron Calls Verdict ‘Barbaric’

By IBTimes AU

A 27-year-old Sudanese woman who has been sentenced to death for apostasy will be released, reports said. (Jun 03)

MORE TOPICS: AFGHANISTAN, UNITED KINGDOM, PAKISTAN, COURT, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, RELIGION