First UN Aid Allowed into War-Torn Sudan State

The United Nations says it has started providing urgently-needed food assistance in Sudan’s Blue Nile state for the first time since rebels began an uprising 18 months ago.

The U.N. World Food Program Thursday called the development a “major breakthrough.” The Sudanese government, citing security concerns, had put severe limits on the movement of foreign aid workers, diplomats and reporters who tried to enter the region.

In a statement, the WFP’s Arduino Mangoni said the …