New Darfur Attacks Feed Concerns Over More Large-Scale Violence

Sudan's paramilitary Rapid Support Forces and other allied militias in recent days have attacked and torched villages in war-torn Darfur, according to satellite images and interviews with survivors, stirring fears of more mass killings in the region.

The surge in violence around El Fasher, the capital of North Darfur, has prompted warnings from U.S. officials, the United Nations and analysts tracking the fighting about the risk of fresh atrocities against the region's Black communities.

U.S. Aid Is a Lifeline for Ukraine's Struggle to Hold Off Defeat

The House vote to approve $60 billion in funding for Ukraine comes at a desperate moment for the country's beleaguered defenders and holds the prospect of helping them stave off a Russian onslaught at the last possible moment.

If approved by the Senate, as is widely expected, and then signed into law by President Biden as soon as Tuesday, the bill will unleash a flood of American military equipment that U.S. forces have positioned for quick deployment.

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