Sudan

udanese Christian Meriam Yahia Ibrahim Ishag (R) is assisted by Italian Deputy Foreign Minister Lapo Pistelli (L) as she arrives with her children Maya and Martin, at the Ciampino airport in Rome on July 24, 2014.  Meriam Yahia Ibrahim Ishag who was sentenced to death for renouncing Islam, then acquitted after intense international pressure on Khartoum, arrived today in Italy with her family en route to the United States. AFP PHOTO /STRINGERSTR/AFP/Getty Images

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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. Read more

Sudanese Armed Forces and Rapid Support Forces personnel ride on a tank after recapturing the Daldako area

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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.

A displaced mother and her child inspect the remnants of their burnt house in Khor Abeche

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A displaced mother and her child inspect the remnants of their burnt home in Khor Abeche, South Darfur.

REUTERS PICTURE HIGHLIGHT...ATTENTION EDITORS - REUTERS PICTURE HIGHLIGHT TRANSMITTED BY 1335 GMT ON FEBRUARY 7, 2014    GOT10  Civilians and rebel fighters are seen on a boat in Sobat river in town of Ulang in Upper Nile State.

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Civilians and rebel fighters aboard a boat on the Sobat river in Ulang, Upper Nile state, South Sudan Read more

A woman dances as people celebrate referendum results in Abyei...A woman dances as people celebrate referendum results in Abyei October 31, 2013. Permanent residents of the disputed Abyei region overwhelmingly voted to join South Sudan on Thursday in a symbolic referendum that could antagonise heavily armed Arab nomads who drive their livestock through the area and claim it for Sudan.  REUTERS/Andreea Campeanu.

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Residents of Abyei in Sudan celebrate after the results of a referendum showed that the disputed region had voted overwhelmingly to join South Sudan. Read more

Women wait to vote inside a polling station located in a school during a referendum in the town of Abyei...Women wait to vote inside a polling station located in a school during a referendum in the town of Abyei October 28, 2013. Residents of the remote and disputed Abyei border region said they would press ahead with their own referendum on whether to join Sudan or South Sudan, despite warnings it could trigger violence in the volatile area

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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 Read more

A Sudanese woman shops for Ramadan at a market in Khartoum, Sudan. Over a billion Muslims around the world including Sudan prepare for the holy month of Ramadan with the dawn-to-dusk fast

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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