Meriam Yahia Ibrahim Ishag from Sudan is assisted by Lapo Pistelli, Italian deputy foreign minister, as she arrives with her children Maya and Martin at the Ciampino airport in Rome on Thursday. She was sentenced to death in Sudan for renouncing Islam and converting to Christianity, then acquitted after intense international pressure on Khartoum. She will reside in the US.
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Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and Rapid Support Forces (RSF) personnel ride on a tank after recapturing the Daldako area, outside the military headquarters in Kadogli.
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A displaced mother and her child inspect the remnants of their burnt home in Khor Abeche, South Darfur.
Civilians and rebel fighters aboard a boat on the Sobat river in Ulang, Upper Nile state, South Sudan
Residents of Abyei in Sudan celebrate after the results of a referendum showed that the disputed region had voted overwhelmingly to join South Sudan.
Women wait to vote in a referendum at a school in the town of Abyei, part of a remote and disputed border region of the same name whose residents are pressing ahead with the poll on whether to join Sudan or South Sudan, despite warnings it could trigger violence in the volatile area
A Sudanese woman shops for Ramadan at a market in Khartoum, Sudan in preparation for the holy month during which she, along with the more than a billion Muslims around the world, will fast from dawn-to-dusk