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Sudan's Bashir to skip Trump-Muslim summit

AFP  |  Khartoum 

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court, will not join an Islamic summit in with US President Donald Trump, his office said today.

"President Omar al-Bashir has apologised to King Salman of for being unable to attend the Riyadh summit," a statement from his office carried by the official SUNA agency said.

Bashir has evaded arrest since his indictment by the for alleged genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity related to the 14-year-old conflict in Darfur that has killed tens of thousands.

His planned attendance at Sunday's summit of Arab and Muslim leaders in Riyadh had drawn strong criticism from

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First Published: Fri, May 19 2017. 14:22 IST