An Iranian official says the country may open a controversial military site to inspectors of the U.N. nuclear watchdog.
South Sudan's armed forces shot down a U.N. helicopter on Friday killing all four crew members on board, the United Nations said.
Sudan's president, Omar Bashir, met Sunday with his Egyptian counterpart in Cairo, thus defying of the International Criminal Court's two arrest warrants against him for a suspected role in his country's turbulent western Darfur region.
Sudan continued its aerial bombardment of South Sudan on Tuesday, dropping eight bombs overnight, an official said, as South Sudan's president said the attacks amounted to a declaration of war by Sudan.
President Obama on Monday attempted to defuse tensions between Sudan and South Sudan that have ignited international concern that the African neighbors are teetering on the brink of an all-out war.
Sudanese military aircraft bombed an oil field in neighboring South Sudan on Tuesday, causing an escalation in border violence that derailed an April presidential summit between the two nations.
The government Tuesday introduced a bill to give law enforcement authorities sweeping powers to probe online communications, but the move sparked criticism about threats to privacy.
North and south Sudan have agreed to establish a jointly patrolled demilitarized border zone between the two sides as the south prepares to declare independence in July, the African Union said Tuesday.
Witnesses said a barrage of artillery shells pounded the largest market in Somalia's capital, and a medical official said seven people were killed.