23 killed, dozens injured as fire engulfs factory in the Sudanese capital Dec 04, 2019 0 597 12345 Khartoum: Twenty-three people were killed and dozens injured as a fire triggered by an explosion in a gas tanker tore through a factory in the Sudanese capital on Tuesday, officials said.Thick plumes of black smoke billowed into the sky after the blaze broke out at a tile manufacturing unit in an industrial zone of north Khartoum, witnesses said.Police cordoned off the entire area, an AFP correspondent reported from the scene as fire engines battled to douse the blaze. “A fire erupted in an industrial area because of which 23 people were killed and more than 130 injured,” the cabinet said in a statement.“A blast in a gas tanker triggered the fire.” Preliminary reports from the scene indicate that necessary safety equipment was missing at the site, it said. (AFP) Pages 12 RELATED ARTICLES Iraq parties, allies debate new premier as violence hits capital, shrine cities Dec 04, 2019 0 200 Two soldiers killed, seven injured in roadside bomb in central Mali: Army Dec 04, 2019 0 1359 Nearly a third of residents in southern Israel consider move Dec 04, 2019 0 788 Syrian refugees leave Lebanon to head back home Beirut: Some 71 families from Syrian refugees living in Lebanon voluntarily returned to their homeland on Tuesday, Lebanon’s National News Agency (NNA) reported. Scores of Syrian refugees, accompanied by Lebanese .. Zimbabwe’s Mugabe left $10 mn, 10 cars, a farm and two houses Harare: Zimbabwe’s late former president Robert Mugabe left US$10 million, 10 cars, a farm and two houses, details of his estate released on Tuesday revealed. The state-owned Herald newspaper said his daughter, Bona .. US ends freeze on $100 million in Lebanon aid AFP Washington US President Donald Trump’s administration said on Monday it has released $100 million in military assistance to Lebanon that had been quietly frozen for months amid US complaints about the clout of .. Trump slams govt crackdown in Iran, defends Iranians ‘killed for protesting’ AFP London US President Donald Trump on Tuesday denounced Iran’s crackdown on anti-government protesters, as rights groups said the death toll had soared. Protests erupted in Iran on November 15 after an announcement .. Iran videos hit internet revealing scope of crackdown Nicosia: Videos showing harrowing scenes of bleeding protesters, burning roadblocks and snipers on rooftops have emerged after Iran lifted a near-total internet blackout, opening a window onto what analysts say was ..