Sudan's military ousts President
GULU (Uganda) • Sudan's military ousted President Omar al-Bashir yesterday, ending a 30-year authoritarian rule in the face of mass street protests that have swept the country.
Defence Minister Awad Mohamed Ahmed Ibn Auf said that al-Bashir had been taken into custody and that the government had been dissolved, and there would be a two-year transition period.
Al-Bashir, 75, has long been regarded as a pariah in the West and is wanted by the International Criminal Court on genocide charges in connection with atrocities in Darfur.
Dutch firm a victim of corporate espionage
AMSTERDAM • Dutch semiconductor maker ASML said yesterday that it had been the victim of corporate espionage in 2015, involving employees from countries including China. But it said it had not been the target of any national conspiracy.
ASML said the perpetrators took large files on memory sticks from its Silicon Valley software subsidiary that develops software for machine optimisation.
It said it had since taken action to make such theft much more difficult.
200 rebels storm police base in Rakhine State
YANGON • Arakan Army rebels overran a police base in Rakhine State, killing two officers and one of their wives, the Myanmar government said on Wednesday, as fresh fighting broke out in a historic Buddhist temple town popular with tourists.
The Information Ministry said around 200 insurgents stormed police headquarters in Mrauk U before being repelled, but that they abducted four women and three children as they left.