- Govt: 500 killed in South Sudan violence Updated: Dec-18-13 4:07 pm
- US evacuates diplomats, allies from South Sudan Updated: Dec-18-13 1:39 pm
- UK to withdraw some embassy staff from South Sudan Updated: Dec-18-13 8:08 am
- UN: Hundreds estimated killed in South Sudan Updated: Dec-17-13 9:06 pm
- US orders staff out of South Sudan amid unrest Updated: Dec-17-13 3:51 pm
JUBA, South Sudan - At least 500 people, most of them soldiers, have been killed in South Sudan since Sunday, a senior government official said, as an ethnic rivalry threatened to tear apart the world's newest country.
WASHINGTON - The Pentagon flew 120 U.S. diplomats and others out of South Sudan on Wednesday because of continuing violence in the African nation.
LONDON - Britain's Foreign Office says it is withdrawing some embassy staff from South Sudan because of violence in the oil-rich East African country.
JUBA, South Sudan - Fighting in South Sudan has killed up to 500 people, U.N. diplomats said Tuesday, and the United Nations fears the violence in the oil-rich East African country is "largely along ethnic lines."
WASHINGTON - The United States ordered nonemergency government personnel to leave South Sudan and suspended normal operations at its embassy there Tuesday as political and social unrest continued to confront the fledgling African nation.