Sudan military coup topples ruler after protests


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After nearly 30 years in power, Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir has been ousted and arrested, the defence minister says.

Speaking on state TV, Awad Ibn Ouf said the army had decided to oversee a two-year transitional period followed by elections.

He also said a three-month state of emergency was being put in place.

Protests against Mr Bashir, who has governed Sudan since 1989, have been under way for several months.

Meanwhile, the main group that has been organising the demonstrations called for them to continue on Thursday, despite the military intervention.

Elections for the twenty-first Knesset will be held

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20th Knesset officially dissolves, sets elections for April 9, 2019
Three-and-a-half years after its first sitting following the 2015 elections, the 20th Knesset came to end on Wednesday as lawmakers voted to dissolve parliament
and set new elections for April 9.
A day after government ministers approved pushing ahead with the move, the Knesset was host to a frantic series of committee debates and votes on the bill to dissolve parliament and officially start the campaign for the 2019 election.

2019 Turkish local elections

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The Turkish local elections of 2019 will be held on Sunday 31 March 2019 throughout the 81 provinces of Turkey. A total of 30 metropolitan and 1,351 district municipal mayors, alongside 1,251 provincial and 20,500 municipal councilors will be elected, in addition to numerous local non-partisan positions such as neighborhood wardens (muhtars) and elderly people’s councils

OIC to discuss NZ terror attacks in Istanbul

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Member’s states of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) will convene in Turkey on

22nd March to discuss terror attacks in New Zealand.

Set for an OIC executive committee meeting on March 22, Turkey invited all the member states to the meeting to address twin terror attacks on New Zealand mosques last Friday.

So far, 20 member states have confirmed their attendance to the meeting.

Among the participants will be Iran, Libya, Indonesia, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Sudan, Qatar and Somali, which will attend the meeting at the level of foreign ministers.

Pompeo to travel to Kuwait

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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will visit Kuwait to hold the third round of strategic dialogue between the two countries.

Pompeo visited several Arab capitals in January, including in Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Qatar, in part to reassure allies after President Donald Trump said he would start withdrawing U.S. troops from Syria.

Kuwait Holds Parliamentary by-Elections

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Kuwait will have 42 men and five women running this weekend for two parliamentary seats formerly belonging to convicted lawmakers.

An official in the General Elections Administrations said the candidates will run in by-elections to replace former lawmakers Waleed Tabtabaei and Jamaan Al Harbesh after they were given jail sentences last year.

US and Poland to host Iran-focused global meeting

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The United States plans to jointly host a global conference focused on the Middle East, particularly Iran, in Poland.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif dismissed the planned event as a “desperate anti-Iran circus.”

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that the meeting would “focus on Middle East stability and peace and freedom and security here in this region, and that includes an important element of making sure that Iran is not a destabilizing influence.”

32nd Ordinary Summit of the African Union

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The 32nd Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU) will take place from 15 January to 11 February 2019, under the theme

“Refugees, Returnees and Internally Displaced Persons: Towards Durable Solutions

to Forced Displacement in Africa”.

World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2019

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The World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos-Klosters is the foremost creative force for engaging the world’s top leaders in collaborative activities to shape the global, regional and industry agendas at the beginning of each year. For nearly five decades, the World Economic Forum’s mission – improving the state of the world – has driven the design and development of the Annual Meeting objectives.

Annual Meeting participants will come together to address the most pressing issues on the global agenda.

Qatar to withdraw from OPEC in January 2019

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Qatar will withdraw from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), the Gulf nation’s Energy Minister Saad Sherida al-Kaabi announced on Monday.
The decision to quit the bloc of 15 oil-producing countries that account for a significant percentage of the world’s oil production was confirmed by Qatar Petroleum, the country’s state oil company.