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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

Articles About Sudan

U.N. rights chief says Syria govt abuses 'far outweigh' rebels
U.N. Rights Chief says Syria Govt Abuses 'far outweigh' Rebels

By Reuters

Human rights violations by Syrian government forces "far outweigh" those by armed opposition groups, U.N. human rights chief Navi Pillay said on Tuesday, prompting the Syrian U.N. envoy to accuse her of acting like an irresponsible "lunatic. (Apr 09)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, HUMAN RIGHTS, COURT, RUSSIA, LIBYA, MALI

Workers from Doctors Without Borders unload emergency medical supplies to deal with an Ebola outbreak in Conakry, Guinea, March 23, 2014. Health officials fighting an outbreak of Ebola in Guinea on Sunday dispatched specialised medical equipment, imposed
Ebola Outbreak in Africa Kills Hundred; Things to Know About Ebola Virus Disease

By IBTimes AU

Ebola virus disease (EVD) has started to spread in Africa after its outbreak earlier this year in forested areas in southeastern part of Guinea. (Apr 08)

MORE TOPICS: GHANA, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO, MALI, INFECTION

Obama’s NASA Budget Calls for Jupiter Moon Mission, ‘Space Taxi’ Spending
U.S. Sending more Forces, Aircraft to Seek Uganda Warlord Kony - Report

By Reuters

The Obama administration is sending about 150 Special Forces troops along with military aircraft to Uganda to help in the search for warlord Joseph Kony, the Washington Post reported on Sunday. (Mar 24)

MORE TOPICS: WHITE HOUSE, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO, UGANDA, CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC, CONGRESS

Archaeologists Find 3,200-Year-Old Skeleton Found With Cancer
Archaeologists Find 3,200-Year-Old Skeleton With Cancer

By IBTimes IN

Archaeologists have found 3,200-year-old skeleton of a man with metastatic cancer that is common in today's modern lifestyle. (Mar 18)

MORE TOPICS: CANCER

Robbie Tarrant to Miss the Start of NFL Session

By IBTimes AU

Robbie Tarrant, North Melbourne Forward, will miss the first few weeks of NFL season as he was diagnosed with “high tibial stress reaction”. (Mar 06)

Mount Everest (C), the world highest peak, and other peaks of the Himalayan range are seen from air during a mountain flight from Kathmandu April 24, 2010. REUTERS/Tim Chong
Climbers Welcome to Mt Everest, But Required to Bring Down 8kg Worth of Thrash – Nepal Gov't

By IBTimes AU

Nepal is again bracing for an influx of visitors wanting to trek up the challenging Mount Everest this spring, with an equal amount of potential thrash going to be left behind by the so-called nature lovers and protectors. (Mar 05)

Police officers stand around hijacked Ethiopian Airlines flight ET 702 at Cointrin airport in Geneva
Ethiopian Plane Hijack: An Attempt for Political Asylum in Geneva by Pilot

By IBTimes IN

Reports on Twitter suggest that the pilot of the Ethiopian flight ET 702 may have been involved in the hijack. (Feb 17)

MORE TOPICS: TWITTER, NEW YORK

Defence Releases Sexual Violence in Conflict-Affected Environments Research

By IBTimes AU

Australian Civil-Military Centre (ACMC) launched a research paper which shed light to sexual violence rampant in conflicted areas (Feb 12)

MORE TOPICS: SOMALIA, MALI

George Clooney Does Reddit AMA, Talks Brad Pitt Prank And Batman Nipple-Gate

By IBTimes AU

George Clooney has done Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything), and he’s as forthright as ever. He has shared some revealing things, including his embarrassing film, how Brad Pitt’s prank ruined his reputation, and his thoughts on Tina Fey and Amy Poehler’s Golden Globe joke at his expense. (Jan 30)

MORE TOPICS: BRAD PITT, GOLDEN GLOBE

A Qantas Airlines Boeing 737 plane sits next to a Virgin Australia Boeing 737 plane at the Port Hedland airport in the Pilbara region of western Australia December 3, 2013.
Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Atlantic Among World's Safest Airlines

By IBTimes AU

Air New Zealand has been named the second safest airline in the world by a top airline travel Web site. Airlineratings.com recognised Qantas as the safest airline to fly out of 448 airlines from around the world. Qantas was chosen as the safest since the airline has no incident of fatality. (Jan 09)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, ANGOLA, ZAMBIA, QANTAS