Egypt hosts Sudan protest leaders ahead of landmark deal Aug 14, 2019 0 172 12345 AFPCairoEgypt wrapped up a two-day summit with Sudan’s main protest leaders on Tuesday, its foreign ministry said, days before they are due to sign an agreement paving the way for civilian rule in the country.The “important meeting” brought together the Alliance for Freedom and Change, Sudan’s umbrella protest movement and the driving force behind the protests since December, and the rebel groups of the Sudan Revolutionary Front.Its objective was “achieving peace” as the long-awaited deal is inked, the ministry said in a short statement on the discussions.The constitutional declaration scheduled to be formally signed on August 17 outlines the formation of a transitional civilian government and a parliament to govern for a three-year transition period. The agreement stipulates the formation of a joint civilian-military ruling body.The results of the Cairo discussions will be presented before the leaders of the powerful alliance in Khartoum, the statement added.Cairo has been a steadfast ally of Khartoum’s military leaders after long-time autocrat Omar al-Bashir was toppled on April 11 following months of protests. Pages 12 POST A COMMENT RELATED ARTICLES Ebola ‘no longer incurable’ as Congo trial finds drugs boost survival Aug 14, 2019 0 464 Iran says Britain might release oil tanker soon, Gibraltar says not yet Aug 14, 2019 0 229 Burundian YouTube child star’s death spotlights malaria epidemic Aug 14, 2019 0 353 13 killed when cattle rustlers attack village in South Sudan Juba: At least 13 people were killed when a heavily-armed group attacked a village and stole hundreds of cattle in central South Sudan, a local official said. The attackers wounded seven others and stole about 230 cattle .. Houthi explosive-laden drone ‘fell’ inside Yemen: Saudi-led coalition DUBAI: The Saudi-led coalition fighting the Houthis in Yemen said an explosive-laden drone launched on Tuesday by the group in the direction of Saudi Arabia had fallen inside Yemeni territory.The Iran-aligned Houthis .. Israel deports Filipina worker, Israeli-born son Jerusalem: Israel has deported a Filipina migrant worker and her Israeli-born teenage son who has never set foot in the Philippines, after 11th hour legal appeals failed, a rights group and authorities said on Tuesday. .. Rebels repel Syrian government forces’ push into south Idlib Beirut: Syrian rebels managed to repel Syrian troops who tried to push into the southern countryside of north-western Idlib province on Tuesday as part of a campaign for key rebel-held areas, including the stronghold of .. Clashes kill 59 fighters in northwest Syria: Monitor AFP Beirut Clashes between regime loyalists and insurgents in rebel-held northwest Syria killed 59 combatants on Tuesday, a war monitor said. Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), a jihadist group led by Syria’s former Al-Qaeda .. Iran reports uranium enrichment has reached 4.5% TEHRAN: Iran says it has enriched 370 kilogrammes of uranium to a concentration of 4.5 percent, both of which would be in violation of the 2015 nuclear deal reached with global powers. Behrouz Kamalvandi, a spokesman for ..