Accusing Sudan's ''entire state apparatus'' of involvement in crimes in Darfur, the International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor said on Thursday he would seek new indictments next month against senior Khartoum officials.
In an apparent breakthrough for delivering help to millions of Burma's cyclone survivors, the military government agreed to allow in ''all'' aid workers, United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon said on Friday. The UN Secretary General met junta supremo Than Shwe in his remote new capital of Naypyidaw for more than two hours to ask him to permit more foreign expertise.
With an impassive handshake, BUrma junta supremo Than Shwe greeted Ban Ki-moon in his remote new capital on Friday at the apex of a high-stakes aid mission by the United Nations chief for the victims of Cyclone Nargis. The 75-year-old Senior General's stony-faced silence gave no clues as to whether he would overcome his deep suspicions of the outside world.
United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon flew to Burma on Thursday to press the ruling generals to allow a full-blown international aid effort for 2,4-million people left destitute by Cyclone Nargis. The government's official toll is 77 738 people killed and 55 917 missing, and it also estimates the damage to the economy at -billion.