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.
A largely peaceful group had initially stuck to the established route before marching nearly three miles (4.8 kilometers) to the police station.
Lithuania also requested a UN Security Council emergency session on what is deemed to be a Trojan-horse style invasion of Ukraine.
European leaders are expected to face greater pressure for involvement at a NATO meeting in Wales next month. Some politicians say it is time to take the fight to Syria, where the group has its power base, and even work with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad despite condemnation of his regime.
The latest fatalities from the bombing of a home brought to 2094 the number of Palestinians killed by Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip since July 7.
At least 19 of the 31 ministers are fresh faces, the source said, noting that the new line-up included four Muslim ministers and seven women.
Workers demand that the government address high inflation and protect jobs.
The military is to advise only on the issue of disarmament and demobilization.
The US says Chinese made a "dangerous" and "unacceptable" intercept of a US surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft over the South China Sea.
Over the past two days, Sanaa has been at the center of intense protests and sit-ins – called for by al-Houthi – to demand the dismissal of the current government.
The National Council for Human Rights said HRW overlooked a pivotal testimony, namely that of a journalist about the death of a policeman upon the eviction of the square on August 14 last year.
Russia's foreign ministry said in a statement that the ban was a response to visa restrictions that Japan had imposed on a number of Russian citizens
Residents of La Barceloneta, once a small fishing village, have been draping their balconies with banners calling on visitors to respect their sleep and the neighbourhood for years.
Kiev said Russia had launched a direct invasion of its territory by sending the convoy into eastern Ukraine, where pro-Russian rebels are fighting government forces
Popular politician Imran Khan withdraws his demand that Pakistan's Prime Minsiter Nawaz Sharif resigns.
South Sudan has been shaken by violence since last December, when President Salva Kiir accused Riek Machar, his sacked vice president, of plotting to overthrow his regime.
Men and boys account for the bulk of the deaths but nearly 18,000 women and more than 2,000 children under the age of nine are also among those killed