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  • UN: 100,000 have fled Darfur fighting in 6 weeks

    Approximately 100,000 people have fled their homes in Sudan's Darfur region because of an upsurge of violence in the last six weeks, the U.N. peacekeeping chief said Wednesday.

  • This photo released by the Israel Defense Forces shows a missile on an intercepted ship in the Red Sea Wednesday, March 5, 2014. Israeli naval forces raided a ship deep in the Red Sea early Wednesday and seized dozens of advanced rockets from Iran destined for Palestinian militants in Gaza, the military said. (AP Photo/IDF)

    Israeli naval raid nabs rocket shipment

    Israeli naval forces on Wednesday seized a ship laden with rockets allegedly bound for militants in the Gaza Strip, and officials accused Iran of orchestrating the delivery in an elaborate 5,000-mile (8,000-kilometer) journey that included covert stops across the region.

  • South Sudan: Patients shot dead in hospital beds

    Patients in South Sudan have been shot to death in their hospital beds and medical facilities have been looted and burned to the ground, forcing the aid group Doctors Without Borders to examine its operations here.

  • Bills shift Kan. investment policy on Sudan, Iran

    Kansas would lift restrictions on investments by its largest public pension fund in companies that do business in Sudan but impose new limits on investments in companies that do business with Iran under proposals reviewed by a legislative committee Monday.

  • FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 30, 2013 file photo, a pirogue packed with passengers arrives at a dock after crossing a waterway near the town of Malakal, the capital of Upper Nile State, seen from an airplane over South Sudan. A military spokesman in South Sudan said Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014 that 200 people fleeing warfare in Upper Nile State died after a boat that was carrying mostly women and children sank while crossing the Nile River. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)

    200 fleeing S. Sudan violence die after boat sinks

    A boat carrying civilians desperately fleeing heavy violence in South Sudan sank while crossing the Nile River, killing some 200 people, a military official said Tuesday, as fighting between rebels and government forces moved closer to the capital.

  • Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

    SMITH: Threats to South Sudan's fragile peace

    When an overwhelming majority of people in the then-autonomous region of South Sudan voted for independence two years ago, the world applauded, and the United States extended its hand in friendship and support.

  • Local residents tend to their livestock in the town of Awerial which has received a sudden influx of thousands of displaced people who fled the recent fighting between government and rebel forces in Bor by boat across the White Nile, in South Sudan Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014. The international Red Cross said Wednesday that the road from Bor to the nearby Awerial area "is lined with thousands of people" waiting for boats so they could cross the Nile River and that the gathering of displaced is "is the largest single identified concentration of displaced people in the country so far". (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

    US 'Lost Boy' among many fleeing S Sudan violence

    AWERIAL, South Sudan (AP) — Phillip Madol once studied in America as one of Sudan's "Lost Boys" who fled bloodshed and famine. This week he was again caught up in a war as he helped his family flee a town that rebels had overrun in South Sudan.

  • In this photo released by the Kenyan Presidential Press Service, Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, left, South Sudanese President Salva Kiir, center, and Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, right, pose for a photos before their meeting at State House in Juba, South Sudan, Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013. The leaders of Kenya and Ethiopia arrived in South Sudan on Thursday to try and mediate between the country's president and the political rivals he accuses of attempting a coup that the government insists sparked violence threatening to destroy the world's newest country. (AP Photo/Kenyan Presidential Press Service)

    African leaders in South Sudan for peace talks

    African leaders arrived in South Sudan on Thursday to try to mediate between the country's president and the political rivals he accuses of attempting a coup that the government insists sparked violence threatening to destroy the world's newest country.

  • The United States United Nations Ambassador Samantha Power listens as Secretary General Ban Ki-moon speaks during a United Nations Security Council meeting at United Nations headquarters Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013. The U.N. Security Council voted to temporarily increase the U.N. peacekeeping force in conflict-torn South Sudan to 12,500 troops from 7,000, a nearly 80 percent increase. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

    U.N. to nearly double peace-keepers in South Sudan as violence explodes

    The carnage in South Sudan has reached new heights, international officials say, after at least three mass graves were discovered Tuesday in the war-torn African nation, the brief existence of which is now threatened by growing political and ethnic conflict.

  • Men carrying automatic weapons and carrying bags are seen in the storeroom of the Nakumatt shop during the four-day siege at the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, which killed more than 60 people last month. A Kenyan military spokesman confirmed the names of four attackers as Abu Baara al-Sudani (left), Omar Nabhan (unseen), Khattab al-Kene (unseen) and Umayr (right). (AP Photo/Kenyan Defence forces via Citizen TV)

    Libya bristles at U.S. raid that captured al Qaeda militant

    A suspected Libyan al Qaeda figure nabbed by U.S. special forces in a dramatic operation in Tripoli had been living freely in his homeland for the past two years after a trajectory that took him to Sudan, Afghanistan and Iran, where he had been detained for years, his family said Sunday. The Libyan government bristled at the raid, asking Washington to explain the "kidnapping."

  • Sudanese security forces reportedly fire on funeral march

    Sudanese security forces in pickup trucks cornered hundreds of mourners marching after burying a slain protester and opened fire on them on Saturday, participants said, the latest reported violence in a weeklong wave of demonstrations calling for the ouster of longtime President Omar al-Bashir.

  • **FILE** Rep. Frank R. Wolf, Virginia Republican (Associated Press)

    Wolf calls for arrest of Sudanese leader at U.N. General Assembly

    A senior House Republican wants the Obama administration to arrest Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, who is accused of war crimes, if he arrives in the U.S. to attend a meeting of the U.N. General Assembly this week.

  • Wanted man: Sudanese President Omar Bashir, accused of genocide and other crimes, wants to address the U.N. General Assembly. (Associated Press)

    Sudan's Omar Bashir, accused of war crimes, puts U.S. in bind with visa request

    An accused war criminal wants to address the U.N. General Assembly this week, and the Obama administration doesn't know what to do with him.

  • Scars reveal some of the extent of the torture endured by sub-Saharan refugees after becoming ensnared by human traffickers on the Sinai Peninsula. (Physicians for Human Rights-Israel)

    Egypt: 'In Sinai, I saw hell'; refugees are easy prey for brutal human traffickers

    Egypt's lawless Sinai Peninsula is a living hell for thousands of refugees from sub-Saharan Africa who are being kidnapped and tortured by a network of rapacious human traffickers.

  • Olympian returns to land of Lost Boys to raise awareness of Sudan refugees' plight

    More than two decades after he fled the civil war raging in his homeland, Guor Mading, one of Sudan's Lost Boys who is now a U.S. citizen, has returned to South Sudan to use his status as an Olympic athlete to publicize the plight of refugees who pack camps across the eastern African country.

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