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Sudanese gov’t reaches settlement deal with USS Cole victims

Sudanese gov’t reaches settlement deal with USS Cole victims

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Sudan's transitional government says it's reached a settlement with families of the victims of the 2000 attack on USS Cole in Yemen, in a bid to have the African country taken off the U.S. terrorism listBy NOHA ELHENNAWY Associated PressFebruary 13, 2020, 10:12 AM4 min readCAIRO -- Sudan's transitional government said Thursday it has reached a settlement with families of the victims of the 2000 attack on USS Cole in Yemen, in a bid to have the African country taken off the U.S. terrorism list and improve relations with the West. At the time of the Oct. 12, 2000 attack in the Yemeni port of Aden that killed 17 sailors and wounded more than three dozen others, Sudan was accused of providing support to al-Qaida, which claimed responsibility for the attack. Today, Sudan's interim authorities...
5 killed in protests demanding Sudanese President Omer Hassan al-Bashir resign

5 killed in protests demanding Sudanese President Omer Hassan al-Bashir resign

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April 8 (UPI) -- At least five people were killed over the weekend as protesters took to the streets of Sudan and held a sit-in outside the headquarters of the Sudanese Armed Forces demanding President Omer Hassan al-Bashir resign, the Central Committee of Sundanese Doctors said. Deadly protests have rocked the African country calling for the end of the Sudanese president's three-decade rule since Dec. 19 when the regime slashed subsidies that saw bread triple in price overnight. But protests escalated Saturday when the opposition Sudanese Professional Association led a sit-in out front of the army's headquarters and declared a general strike. The doctors committee, which is under the professionals association, said at least one protester died in Omdurman city, the Sudan Tribune reported...