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Tuesday, 28 June 2022

Sudan appeals to UNSC over alleged killings by Ethiopian army + Could we see direct hajj flights from Israel?

Sudan is submitting a formal complaint to the UN Security Council against Ethiopia for allegedly kidnapping and killing seven Sudanese soldiers and a civilian last week, according to SUNA. Sudan has also summoned Ethiopia’s ambassador in Khartoum over the incident, for which President Abdel Fattah El Sisi extended his condolences to Sudan’s military leader General Abdel Fattah Al Burhan over the incident, according to an Ittihadiya statement, while Ethiopia’s foreign ministry denied the accusation, Reuters reports.

Warming Israel-KSA ties through easier Hajj access? Israel and Saudi Arabia are reportedly negotiating a potential agreement that would see Riyadh allow Palestinians with Israeli citizenship to board flights from Israel to conduct Hajj and Umrah, the Financial Times reports, citing people with knowledge of the matter. The negotiations are backed by the US and come ahead of US President Joe Biden’s trip to the two countries next month.

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