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Nafisa Eltahir

Trump: U.S. to remove Sudan from state terrorism sponsors list after payment to victims

Oct 19 2020

WASHINGTON/DUBAI/KHARTOUM President Donald Trump announced on Monday the United States would remove Sudan from its list of state sponsors of terrorism

Israel becomes new obstacle for Sudan in quest to leave U.S. terrorism list

Sep 25 2020

By Nafisa Eltahir, Matt Spetalnick, Patricia Zengerle and Khalid Abdelaziz

Oman transfers powers from Sultan's remit in government revamp

Aug 18 2020

DUBAI Oman's sultan has designated ministers of foreign affairs and finance, and a central bank chairman, titles formerly held by himself, in a revamp that may signal increased reform momentum for the struggling oil producer.

Sudan peace talks offer little hope for protesters in Darfur

Jul 29 2020

KHARTOUM/DUBAI Efforts to bring stability to Sudan's conflict-ridden Darfur region have failed to reassure residents fearful of rising violence which has cast a shadow over peace negotiations.

Donors promise Yemen $1.35 billion, falling short of U.N. target to save aid operations

Jun 02 2020

DUBAI International donors raised $1.35 billion in humanitarian aid for Yemen on Tuesday but the amount fell short of the United Nations' target of $2.4 billion needed to save the world's biggest aid operation from severe cutbacks.

MENA managers to boost Egypt funds, say Saudi Arabia and UAE most vulnerable: Reuters poll

Apr 30 2020

DUBAI Middle Eastern fund managers plan to increase investments in Egypt in the current quarter, according to a Reuters poll, and say Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are most vulnerable to tumbling oil prices and the coronavirus pandemic.

Few ventilators, little cash: Sudan braces for coronavirus test

Apr 23 2020

DUBAI/KHARTOUM With just a few hundred ventilators and international aid slow to materialise, Sudan's fledgling government knows it has an uphill battle against a coronavirus pandemic that has brought far richer countries to a standstill. | Video

Bahrain accuses Iran of 'biological aggression', Gulf states try to curb coronavirus

Mar 12 2020

DUBAI Bahrain accused Iran on Thursday of "biological aggression" by covering up the spread of the coronavirus and failing to stamp Bahraini travelers' passports.

Dubai businesses, hurt by coronavirus, pin hopes on Expo

Mar 11 2020

DUBAI Luxury car rental dealer Sheshan Gautham had a disappointing start to 2020 when nearly two thirds of his Chinese clients canceled bookings in January due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Concerts, sports events canceled in Gulf as coronavirus spreads

Mar 03 2020

DUBAI Major concerts and sporting events in Gulf Arab states have been canceled or postponed and Saudi Arabia stepped up health screening measures in response to the spreading coronavirus.

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