Israel's Man in Sudan Maneuvers Deftly Among the Powers Seeking Sway

Washington has called on Israel and Egypt to persuade Sudan coup leader Abdel-Fattah Burhan to reinstate the government, even if cooperation with the army is vital. Russia and Turkey also seek to tighten their grip

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Sudanese strongman Gen. Abdel-Fattah Burhan is the man most in demand in the Middle East. His visitors have included Israeli Mossad officers, Egyptian intelligence chief Abbas Kamel, the U.S. special envoy for the Horn of Africa, Jeffrey Feltman, and senior envoys from the United Arab Emirates, Turkey, Russia and the United Nations. Suddenly one of the poorest countries on earth, scarcely noticed on the international stage, has become a concern rattling the global order.

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