With the euphoria over the Arab Spring wearing off, President Obama is sending top aides to the Middle East to address worsening violence in Yemen and fears of renewed civil strife in Sudan.
Despite the group's claims, however, it remains unclear whether a May 21 assault by northern Sudanese forces on the contested border zone of Abyei actually reached the level of crimes against humanity.
As many as 80,000 people have reportedly fled Abyei since northern Sudanese troops seized the symbolic border town last month.
Kashmiri villagers watch the funeral procession of suspected militants of Jaish-e- Mohammed in Keller, south of Srinagar, India. Thousands attended the funeral of two suspected rebels in Indian Kashmir Friday, a day after they were killed in a gun battle with government forces in the restive region, according to the police.
Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Starr of the New York Army National Guard stands at attention as taps is played during a memorial service at the New York Division of Military and Naval Affairs in Latham, NY. The service remembered the 32 members of the New York Army National Guard and one member of the New York Naval Militia who have died on active duty since the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
South Sudan says the North is at risk of breaking a fragile 2005 peace deal that ended two decades of civil war.
According to South Sudanese leaders, the seizure of the strategic, oil-rich town of Abyei was a declaration of war by the northern government.