Israel agreed Monday to allow some power plant fuel, medicine and food into the Gaza Strip, at least temporarily easing a blockade on the Hamas ruled-territory, which was imposed in retaliation for recent rocket attacks on southern Israel.
By PBS NewsHour
The African Union will boost its presence in Sudan's Darfur region by an additional 4,000 troops, a spokesman for the organization said.
Flanked by patrol boats and assault helicopters, the British supply ship Sir Galahad docked at the hard-won port of Umm Qasr on Friday, loaded with the first military shipment of relief aid for Iraqi citizens.
The first shipments of humanitarian aid and supplies since the beginning of the Iraq war last week began to arrive at the southern port city of Umm Qasr, as coalition forces declared safe several southern Iraqi towns.
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