Egypt police kill 6 militants in shootout
CAIRO: Egyptian police killed six suspected Islamist militants in a shootout early Saturday in the country’s south, the interior ministry said.
The clashes broke out during a police raid on a militant hideout TEHRAN: Iran’s foreign ministry summoned Poland’s top diplomat in the country to protest its decision to host what it called an ‘anti-Iranian’ summit, a spokesman said Sunday.
Poland’s charge d’affaires was summoned to “protest the antiIranian so-called peace and KHARTOUM: Anti-government protests that have rocked Sudan since last month have left 24 people dead, an official said on Saturday, without specifying how they died.
Demonstrations that erupted in the provinces on December 19 after the government tripled the price of bread have escalated into nationwide anti-government in a mountainous area on the edge of the southern province of Sohag, some 460 kilometres south of Cairo, the ministry said in a statement.
Police seized weapons and ammunition, it added. — AFP
Iran summons Polish envoy in summit protest
security conference,” said foreign ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi on his Telegram channel.
He was told “this is a hostile act by the United States against Iran and Poland is expected to refrain from going along with the US in holding this conference,” Ghasemi added. — AFP
Death toll from Sudan protests rises to 24
rallies, with protesters calling for President Omar al-Bashir to resign.
“The total number of people who have died in incidents from December 19 until now is 24,” Amer Ibrahim, head of a panel set up by the prosecutor’s office to investigate the violence during these rallies told reporters. — AFP