World Bulletin / News Desk
Sudan on Wednesday expelled a Norwegian diplomat, the foreign ministry said, after Oslo told a Sudanese diplomat to leave the previous day over suspicions he was spying on refugees from the African country.
Sudan's foreign ministry said it had summoned the Norwegian ambassador in Khartoum to inform him of the expulsion. It did not name the diplomat.
"The foreign ministry told the Norwegian ambassador it hoped the incident would not harm bilateral ties," the ministry said in a statement.
On Tuesday, Norway expelled a Sudanese diplomat it said had received information from a 38-year old Sudanese man it had arrested earlier for spying on refugees.
The Sudanese ambassador in Norway, Onoor Ahmed, denied his country was involved in such spying, national broadcaster NRK reported.
Sudan's relations with Germany were strained last month after the German embassy in Khartoum was stormed and torched in protests against a film insulting the Prophet Mohammad.
Germany has since called off a conference meant to drum up investment for Sudan and South Sudan, which had been scheduled to take place this month in Berlin.
Crimean Deputy Prime Minister Rustam Temirgaliyev says Kiev's action will not affect payment of wages and pensions.
The businessman, an Indian national, resigned his post of managing director of Galfar Engineering and Contracting after his January conviction and sentence
UAE asked all its citizens working with Qatari media outlets to resign from their jobs immediately, while Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Information has issued a decision banning Saudi writers and columnists from writing for Qatari newspapers
Erdogan said Turkey was prepared to help the international contact group given his country's close relationships with Ukraine and Russia
Obama has said a referendum on Crimea would violate international law and the Ukrainian constitution while Putin defends Crimea's decision to hold referendum
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Moussa Abu Marzouq moved to Cairo from Damascus after the popular uprising against Bashar al-Assad.
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