Bashir tells BBC he will quit in 2020

Updated 07 April 2016
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Bashir tells BBC he will quit in 2020

KHARTOUM: Sudanese President Omar Bashir has said that he will step down in 2020 after his current term in office ends.
“In 2020, there will be a new president and I will be an ex-president,” Bashir said in an interview with the BBC broadcast on Thursday.
Bashir took power in a 1989 coup.
The 72-year-old career soldier won a new term last April in elections marred by an opposition boycott.
Bashir had previously said he would not run in the 2015 elections.
He told the BBC his job was “exhausting” and that he would not stand in elections slated for 2020.
Bashir was indicted by the ICC over charges related to the Darfur conflict.
Ethnic minority insurgents rebelled against him in 2003 saying the western region was being marginalized and Bashir unleashed a campaign to crush them.


Palestinian jailed for life for murder of Israeli

Updated 23 September 2019

Palestinian jailed for life for murder of Israeli

  • Fayiz Hamed was found guilty of voluntary homicide and attempted murders
  • The four Israelis were in a car when they came under fire at a crossroads near the settlement of Shvut Rachel in 2015

JERUSALEM: An Israeli military court Monday sentenced a Palestinian to life imprisonment for a 2015 shooting in the occupied West Bank that killed an Israeli and wounded three others, the army said.
Fayiz Hamed was found guilty of voluntary homicide and attempted murders.
The four Israelis were in a car when they came under fire at a crossroads near the settlement of Shvut Rachel on June 29, 2015, the army said in a statement.
The military accused the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip, of carrying out the gun attack.
Hamas praised the attack without claiming responsibility.