Sudan expells top Canadian, EU diplomats from country

Sudan said Thursday it is expelling the top Canadian diplomat here and the European Commission envoy from the country for what was described as "meddling in its affairs." The two diplomats were summoned to the foreign ministry which declared them "persona non grata" and were handed their expulsion notes, the official SUNA news agency reported, citing Ali Al Sadeq, the foreign ministry spokesman. The two Western diplomats were "involved in activities that constitute an intervention into the internal affairs of the Sudan, a matter that contradict their diplomatic duties and mission," the spokesman said.