US officials say the decision could also set in motion steps by Sudan toward establishing diplomatic relations with Israel.
The Darfur conflict began in 2003 when ethnic Africans rebelled, accusing the Arab-dominated Sudanese government of discrimination.
The UN’s most powerful body has been meeting by video because of Covid-19, which has hit New York City, where the UN has its headquarters, exceedingly hard.
Top Sudanese officials said that the country's new rulers had agreed with rebel groups to send Bashir and three former aides to The Hague-based court for their role in the conflict in the western Darfur region.
Sudan’s Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok seems to prefer UN peacekeeping forces over the Sudanese military, which has engaged in violence along with Janjaweed militias.
Using Tel Aviv as a mediator, Sudan seeks to normalise ties with the US. Israel, on the other hand, sees it as an opportunity to cultivate new alliances with other African nations.
Claims that the UAE and Saudi Arabia recruit Sudanese youth as mercenaries highlight Sudan’s controversial role in the Gulf kingdoms’ devastating military campaign in Yemen and Libya.
Abdallah Hamdok says $10bn in direct aid and foreign currency reserves are needed to help the economy recover after recent political instability.
The Trump administration has played a major role in isolating the African country from the rest of the world. But since Bashir was ousted, Washington has mainly remained quiet.
The Horn of Africa appears to be geared towards a new order set off by global competition over strategic interests.
Though the countrywide demonstrations entered its sixth day on Monday, the army pledged to stand by President Omar Bashir.
Using social networking sites like Twitter Sudanese youth are voicing their anger and frustrations against president Omar al-Bashir, who has been criticised for mismanaging the country's economy.
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