Sudan’s deposed military ruler Omar al-Bashir sits in a defendant’s cage during the opening of his corruption trial in Khartoum on Monday. Photograph: Ebrahim Hamid/AFP/Getty Images

Sudan’s ousted president Omar Hassan al-Bashir acknowledged receiving millions of dollars from Saudi Arabia, a police detective told a court on Monda(...)

 Sudan’s veteran opposition leader Sadiq al-Mahdi has called  for an ‘objective’ international investigation into last week’s deadly crackdown on protesters, after the ruling military council rejected such an intervention. Photograph: Yasuyoshi China/AFP/Getty Images

Outside mediation is needed to defuse Sudan’s crisis because the ruling military council and opposition distrust each other too deeply for direct tal(...)