Sudan Rebels Expand Offensive

Rebels from Sudan’s war-torn Darfur region attacked a city in the neighboring state of North Kordofan Saturday, bringing their fight closer to the capital.

A spokesman for the Justice and Equality Movement, or JEM, said the attack on Um Rawaba is part of the group’s plan to overthrow the Sudanese government.

Um Rawaba is North Kordofan’s second-largest city. The state has largely been free from the rebel activity taking place in Darfur to its west and South Kordofan to the …