UN agencies have warned that Sudan's decision to expel 13 international aid groups will leave more than a million people without food or health care. The UNHCR said it will investigate if the expulsions constitute violations of international law.
Backed by his allies in the African Union and China, Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir vowed not to cooperate with the International Criminal Court's arrest warrant and lashed out at the West, throwing out 10 foreign relief agencies from Darfur.
Backed by his allies in the African Union and China, Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir vowed not to cooperate with the International Criminal Court's arrest warrant and lashed out at the West, expulsing 10 foreign relief agencies from Darfur.
Omar al-Bashir, Sudan's president, confirmed that 10 foreign aid agencies had been expelled, accusing them of violating the law. Thierry Durand, of French NGO Doctors Without Borders, says his medical organisation is being wrongly accused.
Rival Palestinian groups agreed at a meeting in Cairo Thursday to set up a unity government, one acceptable to the international community. Feuding between Fatah and Hamas came to a head in 2007 when the Islamists seized control of Gaza.
The Palestinian Authority in the West Bank says it has prepared a document foreseeing 2.8 billion dollars in aid required to rebuild the war-stricken Gaza Strip. More than 70 countries are expected to attend a donor conference in Egypt on March 2.
Kazakhstan has agreed to let the US ship non-lethal supplies to US and NATO troops serving in Afghanistan, days after the Kyrgyz goverment ordered the closure of an airbase that served as a vital supply route for the cargo.
A major UN aid agency has suspended shipments to the Gaza Strip after Hamas seized supplies for the second time in a week. Hamas denies confiscating any supplies, claiming it was a misunderstanding between drivers.