A plane flying from Libya to Sudan has been hijacked and landed in the Sudan capital, Khartoum.
The lone hijacker, armed with a knife, is thought to be have been arrested by Sudanese special forces.
Civil aviation authority official Abdel Hafiz Abdel-Rahim said: "The hijacker burst into the pilot's cabin about one and half hours from landing."
The Sudan Airways plane, carrying 210 passengers, landed at Khartoum airport early on Friday.
Mr Abdel-Rahim told Reuters news agency that the hijacker had told the captain he wanted to meet the British and US ambassadors, as well as the media.
"Snipers dressed as journalists then took him into custody," he said.
No apparent motive for the hijacking has yet been identified.
In January a 24-year-old man armed with knives and a pistol hijacked a Sudanese plane and tried to force it to fly to Europe.
Mahamat Abdelatif Mahamat demanded an end to the conflict in Darfur.
The plane was diverted to Chad, where he was arrested and the passengers released unharmed.
Newer news items:
Older news items:
- Lam Akol Says UN Failed To Fulfill Pledges - 30/03/2007
- Corruption in South Sudan - 27/03/2007
- Article about Dr.Lam and Pagan Amum (Arabic) - 26/03/2007
- President Salva Kiir speaks with U.N. undersecretary general for humanitarian affairs - 25/03/2007
- SPLM Press Conference 21/03/2007 (Arabic) - 22/03/2007
Popular news items:
- The Final Communique of SPLM-DC Third Session of the National Council - 29/03/2011 - Read 57019 times
- Roles and Definition of Political Parties - 29/04/2011 - Read 53494 times
- Agriculture in Southern Sudan: Challenges and Investment Opportunities - 06/10/2010 - Read 31651 times
- Fashoda Youth Forum Rehabilitation of Drainage Culverts in Malakal town Report - 07/08/2008 - Read 26145 times
- Dozens of gunmen on horseback ambush peacekeepers - 24/05/2008 - Read 23646 times