World Bulletin / News Desk
On Friday, the arch-adversaries reached an interim deal on how much South Sudan should pay toexport its crude via Sudan, ending a row that led to the shutdown of southern oil production in January. Oil is the lifeline for both economies.
The accord marked a step forward towards ending hostilities between the nations that came close tooutright war after border fighting flared in April.
But north and south have yet to mark their disputed border and improve frontier security, one of several complicated issues left over when South Sudan became independent in July 2011 under a 2005 peace deal with Khartoum.
African Union-sponsored bilateral talks on remaining issues will resume on Aug. 26, El-Obeid Morawah, a spokesman for the Sudanese foreign ministry, told SUNA.
He said the oil pact would be signed in the coming days but be implemented only after a border security agreement had been reached. "Security ... is the priority for the government," he added.
There was no immediate comment from the South Sudanese in Juba.
Nigeria's new President has vowed to fight Boko Haram and corruption.
Clashes have caused more than 60,000 to flee the fighting in Mali with escalating violence threatening to derail peace efforts.
The EU and US have pressured Serbia to withrdraw from the Russian-Turkish South Stream project.
Unable to sort their differences, Morocco has begun building a 100km fence on the border with Algeria.
The head of the Council of Europe Thorbjorn Jagland asks Egypt's supreme religious official not to approve over 100 death sentences
Belgium will probe claims of widespread espionage by Germany, which is accused of helping the US spy on Berlin's closest allies in Europe.
The United States will be sending military trainers to Nigeria to help the fight against Boko Haram.
Poland has said that any reform that discriminates against EU migrants will not be agreed to.
David Cameron will meet Angela Merkel today and will try to persuade her to back him over EU reforms as the two leaders hold face-to-face talks.
Greece and its lenders are in a difficult standoff with failure to agree could mean financial trouble all around the world.
Russia has delivered 21.5 tons of aid to Syrian government stronghold Latakia.
Chris Derby-Lewis the killer of South African anti apartheid politician has been granted parole.
Greek Cypriot police have arrested a man in connection with the discovery of more than 2 tonnes of ammonium nitrate in his basement.
Nike is cooperating with the investigation into the FIFA scandal. The sportswear firm denies any involvement, but have acknowledged they did have dealings with company under investigation.