Evacuation of Irish citizens from Sudan threatened by fighting at airport

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Smoke fills the sky in Khartoum as fighting persists in the capital including at its main airport. Photograph: AP The Department of Foreign Affairs says it is “working closely” with the EU and other partners on contingency planning for a range of possible scenarios up to and including an evacuation of Irish citizens in Sudan. A spokesman for the department said more than 100 Irish citizens in Sudan had registered with the relevant Irish embassy and every effort was being made to maintain regular contact. On Saturday, the Sudanese army said it was co-ordinating efforts to take diplomats from the...