But the expulsion of 13 aid groups from Sudan is more than a humanitarian crisis. It may reignite regional conflicts in the country – and beyond, say analysts.
The president’s pragmatic worldview is likely to temper military engagement overseas.
Hassan al-Turabi had called for President Bashir to surrender to the International Criminal Court on war-crimes charges.
The arrest warrant for Sudan's president is indicative of the mounting pressure on the International Criminal Court to show results.
International aid groups fear the Sudanese government will respond by putting up more obstacles to their relief work.
Omar al-Bashir is the first sitting president to be indicted for crimes against humanity and war crimes. Critics worry the move could destabilize the country.
The International Criminal Court issued an arrest warrant Wednesday for President Omar al-Bashir on charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity.
Aid agencies warn of a humanitarian disaster as Omar al-Bashir calls the arrest warrant a "conspiracy."