New fighting leaves 12 dead amid bickering

By Times Wires
Published January 26, 2008


Fierce street battles erupted in a western Kenyan city Friday, as political bickering over the disputed presidential election continued. At least 12 people were killed and hundreds of homes were burned down in Nakuru, witnesses said. As the violence raged, President Mwai Kibaki and opposition leader Raila Odinga remained far apart on the question of who really won the Dec. 27 election. The two rivals are under international pressure to find a way to share power.


United Nations: The Security Council on Friday began to consider new U.N. sanctions on Iran agreed to by six major powers, including a travel ban on officials involved in Iran's nuclear and missile programs and a halt to trade in sensitive nuclear technology.

Venezuela: President Hugo Chavez on Friday accused neighboring Colombia and the United States of plotting a military "aggression" against Venezuela. He did not offer evidence to support his claim.

Germany: Experts have determined that the remains of about 60 people found at a construction site in central Germany this month were from long before World War II, police said Friday.

Washington: President Bush will travel to Africa in February, visiting Benin, Tanzania, Rwanda, Ghana and Liberia, the White House announced Friday.

Zimbabwe: President Robert Mugabe on Friday set elections for March 29.