"This is the news in brief from the United Nations u n chief Antonio guitarist strongly condemned the latest attacks on oil tankers in one of the world's busiest shipping lanes on Thursday, saying the world cannot afford a major confrontation in the Gulf region. Dozens of crew members were rescued from two oil tankers hit by explosions following on from attacks against four tankers, which were hit off the coast of the United Arab Emirates month ago. According to news reports, Iran said it had rescued sailors from the two vessels and denied having any connection to the incidents no group or nation has claimed any responsibility or involvement in any of the attacks. Speaking at the Security Council meeting on cooperation between the UN and the league of Arab states. Mister Gutierrez said a major confrontation in the Gulf had to be avoided. I notes relive concern these warnings security incidents in the state of Oromos I strongly condemned any attack against civilian vessels. Facts must be established and responsibilities clarified. And they've. Thirty something dwells cannot afford is a measure confrontation in the Gulf region heated clashes between no Matt and villages in central Darfur. Have led to the death of seventeen people. With at least fifteen of his injured said the joint African Union UN mission to the volatile Sudanese region on Thursday, unit said that after dispatching a team to de Lange village on Tuesday, which has a population of around one hundred and fifty thousand locals had told them the violence erupted over an increase in commodity prices at the local market. In addition to the deaths and injuries around one hundred houses were also burned unit joint special Representative, Jeremiah mama, bolo said the mission was deeply concerned about these developments and appealed to all involved in these clashes to show restraint and opt for peaceful means to resolve differences against the backdrop of a violent military crackdown in the capital, Khartoum following the overthrow of former leader, Omar el-bashir. He said that peaceful mediation was the only course of action that can satisfy the interests of the people of Dr for this delicate time unit said it would intensify. Confidence-building measures in the affected area to promote into communal. Dr lock you insurance fund UNICEF revealed its latest rankings on Thursday for countries which practice the most family friendly policies seen this critical to fostering childhood development Sweden, Norway, Iceland, Estonia in Portugal, top, the list among the thirty one rich mainly European nations, where data is available, according to the new UNICEF report, Switzerland. Greece Cyprus the United Kingdom and Ireland ranked the lowest the policies seen is most effective include pain, parental, leave at the equivalent of a full salary and the state provision of childcare services for children up to the age of six the reports part of UNICEF's early childhood development policy and programming and the early moments matter campaign. There's no time more critical to children's brain development and therefore their futures than the earliest years of life said, UNICEF executive director Henrietta four we need governments to help provide parents with the support they need to create a nurturing environment for their young children. She added Matt wells, UN news."