World Bulletin / News Desk
Fighting over a gold mine in Sudan's Darfur region has forced 100,000 people to flee and brought the closure of all public offices and schools in one town to accommodate the displaced, the United Nations said on Thursday.
Violence has ebbed since a peak in 2003/2004 but has picked up again in the past few months.
This month heavy fighting broke out between two Arab tribes over gold in the Jebel Amer area in North Darfur, displacing or severely affecting 100,000 people, the United Nations said. It had previously reported 70,000 displaced people.
"Many of these people are living in the open in appalling conditions," the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said in a report.
Some 65,000 people had fled to the town of El Sireaf, the United Nations said, adding that all public offices and schools had been closed in the area to shelter displaced people.
The United Nations said it had delivered more than 600 tonnes of food but had been unable to assess the scale of conflict because the authorities had not allowed a U.N. delegation to travel to the affected area.
Some 30,000 people were displaced by separate fighting between the army and a rebel group in the central Jebel Marra area, the United Nations said two weeks ago.
Defense team member Jim Harrington disclosed at the hearing on Monday that agents had tried to recruit a defense security officer as a spy earlier this month.
"The Ukrainian government has the responsibility to provide law and order and these provocations in eastern Ukraine are creating a situation in which the government has to respond," Carney told reporters
Jean-Christophe Cambadelis was elected by the party's national congress to replace Harlem Desir, weeks after local polls in which the Socialists lost dozens of towns to the right and far-right opposition
"Prince Bandar was relieved of his post at his own request and General Youssef al-Idrissi was asked to carry out the duties of the head of general intelligence," state news agency SPA said
State security service (SBU) spokeswoman said rebels had occupied the local SBU offices in Kramatorsk, Ukrainian armed forces launched a "special operation"
Diplomats said the Europeans wanted to strengthen the Western hand in Geneva, where the EU will be represented by foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, by making the threat of sanctions sound real.
Mladic all together faces 11 charges dating back to the 1992-95 Bosnian war, including genocide and crimes against humanity.
Abu Ghraib, which is located in the troubled Anbar province, was attacked last year by anti-government rebels who succeeded in freeing hundreds of detainees.
The president blamed both the sanctions and "tactless policies" by the previous hardline administration of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for the economic hardship faced by his nation
Frazier Glenn Cross faces state and federal prosecution on hate crime charges after his arrest for a shooting spree on Passover eve that killed three. None of the victims killed was Jewish
Jordan's ambassador to Libya was kidnapped on Tuesday morning after masked gunmen attacked his car and shot his driver
Jordanian security quickly seized the television cameras covering the event to prevent footage of the incident from being broadcast.
Hague's comments, released in advance by his office, come after Russia declared Ukraine to be on the verge of civil war and as Kiev said an "anti-terrorist operation" against pro-Moscow separatists was under way.
South Korean man confessed to "covering the child's nose and mouth with his hand," more than a month ago, killing him so that he could go to an Internet cafe
"The recapturing of Bentiu marks the first phase of liberation of oil fields from (the) anti-democratic and genocidal forces of Kiir," rebel spokesman Lul Ruai Koang said
Works Minister John Magufuli called on bus passengers and owners to exercise patience, describing the floods as a "national disaster."