Two migrants from Sudan, detained at sea and delivered to the Bank in the Libyan city of HOMS, killed, five injured in a shooting on the part of local authorities, according to the international organization for migration (IOM).
"Employees of the International organization for migration (IOM) in HOMS reported that the local authorities opened fire when workers tried to leave the place of landing," - said in a statement.
Drought in Egypt and Sudan due to construction on the Blue Nile of the Renaissance dam (Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam - GERD) is not threatened, said in an interview with RIA Novosti, Ambassador of Ethiopia to Russia, to Alemayehu Tegegn of Aargau.
"No. We do not have any possibility to create a drought. You know Ethiopia can not bear drought. Drought is a phenomenon out of the will of Ethiopia, it is beyond our capacity. If a drought happens, it will be the responsibility of the three countries – Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt and Ethiopia", - said the Ambassador when asked to comment on forecasts of some experts, stating that GERD can lead to drought in Egypt and Sudan.
The necessity of U.S. involvement in the negotiations between Addis Ababa, Khartoum and Cairo is under construction on the Blue Nile dam "Revival" (Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam - GERD) no, said in an interview with RIA Novosti, Ambassador of Ethiopia to Russia, to Alemayehu Tegegn of Aargau.
He recalled that the US had previously made at the tripartite talks, some rounds of which took place in Washington, in the role of observer. "From the very beginning the US was not a mediator. USA acted as the observer. Now there is no need for US involvement, since the negotiations are held under the auspices of the African Union. African issues - the African solution," the diplomat said.
Police detained on Sunday former speaker of the Parliament of the Sudan, Ibrahim Umar, told the newspaper Sudan Tribune, citing informed sources.
"The police Department for the return of looted funds was detained Umar on the background of his participation in protests Islamist movements on Friday, during which they voiced claims against the recent changes in the legislation", - told the newspaper sources.
The European Union stands ready to assist African countries in resolving the crisis over under construction on the Nile Ethiopia the Renaissance dam, the commissioning of which can lead to scarcity of water resources in Egypt and Sudan, said on Sunday the EU high representative for foreign and security policy of Josep Borrell.
"I am ready to coordinate with my colleagues in the international community financial support, if the region is able to offer a predictable and coherent approach to the management of the waters of the river," wrote Borrell in his blog on the page of the foreign service of the EU.
Thailand again changed the rules of entry of foreign diplomats, instructing them to undergo 14-day quarantine only in the local state quarantine institutions, said Friday at a press conference in Bangkok, the press Secretary of the government Center to combat the pandemic Thavisin Vienojoties.
Earlier the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Thailand sent out to all embassies and representations of international organisations in Bangkok note, which cites the mandatory 14-day quarantine, but were allowed to conduct it on territory of embassies and residences of diplomats.
Sanctions against Russian businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin are a response to "interference in the democratic process," said national security Council (NSC) at the White house.
The office for foreign assets control of the U.S. Treasury (OFAC) on Wednesday announced that amendments to the sanctions list of individuals and companies linked to Russian businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin. According to the Finance Ministry, "the players who were taken steps that directly contributed to the actions of Prigogine in the world and trying to suppress and discredit the protesters for democratic reform in the Sudan".
U.S. sanctions against Russians in the Sudanese context is regrettable, but claims about the "hand of Kremlin" in different regions of the world is paranoid, said the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
"It is regrettable the decision of the U.S. Treasury from July 15 to bring in their own sanctions list in the Sudanese context, three Russian citizens, and five companies," Zakharova said at a briefing on Thursday.
The Ministry of irrigation and water resources Sudan is said to reduce the level of the river flow of Blue Nile to 90 million cubic meters a day after the announcement by Ethiopia on the beginning of filling the reservoir of the dam "Renaissance".
The Minister of irrigation of Ethiopia, seleshi Bekele announced Wednesday on the beginning of filling the reservoir of the Renaissance dam, around which conducted the difficult negotiations between Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan. According to the TV station al-Arabiya, with reference to the Minister, the first phase of the storage dam will be filled by 4.9 billion cubic meters.
Foreign Minister Sameh shoukry said on the futility of negotiations with Ethiopia and Sudan to the patient for the three countries in question — construction on the Blue Nile dam "Rebirth".
Surprise it was not, as earlier Cairo officially asked the UN security Council with a complaint about "not positive" the position of Ethiopia and the request to intervene in the "stalled" negotiations.
Thailand has stopped issuing permits for entry into the country for categories of persons who enjoyed the exclusive right of entry without passing a 14-day quarantine the state, said Tuesday at a press briefing at the government House of Thailand, the press Secretary of the government Center to combat coronavirus infection Thavisin Vienojoties.
"In connection with the recent events related to enter Thailand infected COVID-19 foreign nationals in besaratinia procedure, we have to reconsider a number of decisions regarding exceptional cases which are given special permission to enter the country without undergoing quarantine," he said.
At least nine people were killed, 18 injured in an armed attack in the province of North Darfur in Western Sudan, according to the newspaper Al-Sudani.
As told by local residents, armed militias attacked a camp for internally displaced persons, located 16 kilometers West of the town of Kutum. It is reported that the attackers also set the fire and stole the vehicle.
The Sudanese authorities will be allowed to consume alcoholic beverages to all but the citizens professing Islam, said Minister of justice Nasreddin Abdelbari in an interview "the Sudan".
"The answer is "Yes" if the citizen does not profess Islam," said Abdelbari, answering the question about possible simplification of prohibition in the country.
The Ambassador of Ethiopia in Russia, Alemayehu Tegegn believes that Egypt had no need to go to the UN security Council on the dam "Renaissance".
Egypt has not officially appealed to the UN Security Council to intervene in the negotiations on the construction of the dam to avoid unilateral steps on the part of Addis Ababa. Cairo said that he had taken such a step because of the "stalled" negotiations in connection with the "not positive" position of Ethiopia and the lack of "political desires".
Moscow welcomes the resumption of Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia in negotiations to reach an agreement on the construction of the Ethiopian dam "Revival", said the Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
"Now is encouraging that the parties have again agreed to speed up contacts between the relevant Ministers," Lavrov said after talks with the foreign Ministers of the Troika of the African Union (DRC, Egypt, South Africa) format video.
Special representative of Russian President for the Middle East and Africa, Deputy foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov discussed with the Ambassador of Egypt in Moscow Ihab Nasr, the situation in Syria, Libya, as well as issues related to the construction of HPP "Revival" on the Nile, according to the Russian foreign Ministry.
According to depodesta, the meeting of the two diplomats was held on the initiative of the Egyptian party.
Egypt urged the UN Security Council to force Ethiopia to abandon the filling of the dam HPP "Revival" to resolve contentious issues, said Monday the Minister of foreign Affairs of the Arab Republic Sameh shoukry.
On Monday, the UN Security Council held a meeting in videoconference devoted to the construction of Ethiopia's hydroelectric power station "Renaissance". Downstream Egypt is concerned that the filling of the dam " will lead to drought in the country. The initiator of the virtual meeting of the UN security Council was Cairo.
The special representative of the President of the Russian Federation for the Middle East and Africa, Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Mikhail Bogdanov received the Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt in Moscow Ihab Nasr, at his request, reported the foreign Ministry.
"The trust held an exchange of views on the situation in the middle East and Africa, including the resolution of crises in Libya, Syria and the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and finding mutually acceptable solutions to the problem of the use of the Nile waters. It reaffirmed the commitment of Moscow and Cairo to the relevant resolutions of the UN Security Council and the fundamental principles of the UN Charter," - said the foreign Ministry.
The Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov in a telephone conversation with Prime Minister of Ethiopia Abiem Ahmed stressed the importance of the meeting, which enabled a three-way interaction of hydro "Revival", said the foreign Ministry.
Earlier, the press Secretary of the President of Egypt Bassam Rada said that Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan have agreed during the negotiations on the establishment of the technical Committee for the elaboration of the final document on the Ethiopian dam "Rebirth". Addis Ababa has pledged not to begin the filling of the dam without such a document. The talks were also attended by the representatives of the African Union.
New British incident in Glasgow is not associated with the attack that occurred on Friday, police said.
"This (attack) is not considered as associated with an incident on West George street on Friday," said the police.
Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan have agreed during the negotiations on the establishment of the technical Committee for the elaboration of the final document on the Ethiopian dam "Revival", Addis Ababa pledged not to begin the filling of the dam without such a document, said press Secretary of the President of Egypt Bassam Happy.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Friday took part in the summit dedicated to the subject of the Renaissance dam and held in a videoconference mode. In the negotiations of the Sudan was presented by Prime Minister Abdullah Hamuka, Ethiopia Prime Minister Abay Ahmad.
About 50 countries and international organizations will participate in the international donor video conference on the Sudan, which will be held on Thursday at the initiative of the European Union, said the foreign service of the EU.
A teleconference will be held under the joint chairmanship of the foreign Minister of Germany Heiko Maas, the EU high representative for foreign and security policy of Josep Borrell, the Prime Minister of Sudan, Abdullah Hamdok and UN Secretary-General antónio Guterres.
Chances to become a non-permanent member of the UNSC for 2021-2022 years have all of the seven candidate countries, told RIA Novosti senior analyst of the center for International Crisis Group Ashish Pradhan.
The UN General Assembly on Wednesday will elect new non-permanent members of the Security Council for the five seats will compete Canada, Djibouti, India, Ireland, Kenya, Mexico, Norway. In January 2021, five of these countries will take the place of Germany, Belgium, the Dominican Republic, Indonesia, and South Africa, who were elected at 2019-2020.
Addis Ababa, Khartoum and Cairo has made significant progress in negotiations on construction in Ethiopia HPP "Revival", on Monday, said the Ministry of water resources of the Sudan.
A day earlier on the progress in the tripartite negotiations on HPP Vozrozhdenie reported by the Ethiopian Ministry of water resources. But on Monday, the foreign Minister of Egypt Sameh shoukry said that talks with Ethiopia "stalled", saying that Egypt may turn to the UN Security Council to resolve disputes erected around the Ethiopia dam.
Mass grave of recruits, dated 1998, discovered in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum province, according to the newspaper Sudan Tribunе.
As the newspaper notes, April 2, 1998, the Sudanese security forces opened fire on the conscripts who tried to escape from the training camp Ylafon, as a result, about 200 of them died. Some reportedly drowned while trying to swim across the river Nile.
Egypt may ask the UN Security Council to resolve the conflict erected around Ethiopia the Renaissance dam due to the stalled talks, said the foreign Ministry of the country.
On Monday, the foreign Minister of Egypt Sameh shoukry held via video conference round table "the Egyptian diplomacy: a response to modern challenges", which discussed a number of topics including the crises in Libya, Syria and Yemen, it is told in received RIA Novosti news Agency the statement a press-Secretary of the foreign Ministry Ahmed Hafez.
Foreign Ministers of 27 EU countries will hold on Monday a videoconference with the participation of US Secretary of state Mike Pompeo, which will discuss the middle East peace process and relations with China and the situation in Libya.
As for the Palestinian-Israeli peace process, the European Ministers intend to reaffirm the unacceptability of the annexation of the Palestinian territories, announced by the Israeli government. "Annexation is contrary to international law and could trigger tensions in the region", - said the European official. He said that the Secretary of state of the United States "will concentrate on China."
The number of cases of infection with coronavirus in the Sudan exceeds six thousand, according to the Ministry of health of the country.
According to the Ministry, for the last day in the Sudan identified 215 new infected. In total, the country recorded 6081 cases of infection COVID-19, 2014 recovered, 359 died. The highest number of cases registered in the capital of the province of Khartoum – 4736.
Sudan's foreign Minister asked the UN Security Council with a request to support the efforts of Khartoum on the resumption of negotiations between Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt on the construction of the Ethiopian dam "Revival", said Tuesday the Sudanese news Agency SUNA.
The Minister of foreign Affairs of the Sudan, ASMA Abdullah sent a letter to the head of the UN security Council to ensure support for the negotiating process, said the Agency. "The letter contains a request to the UN security Council to encourage all parties to refrain from unilateral steps that might affect peace and security in the region and at the international level and to support the efforts of the Sudan to resume negotiations", - stated in the message. The foreign Ministry expressed hope that these talks will ultimately lead "to a comprehensive agreement acceptable to all parties".
The number of cases of infection with coronavirus in Sudan has exceeded five thousand, according to the Ministry of health of the country.
According to the Ministry, for the last day in the Sudan identified 226 new infected, the total number of confirmed cases COVID-19 reached 5026, recovered 1423, died 286. The highest number of cases registered in the capital of the province of Khartoum – 3965.