- South Sudan alleges Khartoum role in new rebel offensive Updated: May-22-15 8:49 am
KAMPALA, Uganda - South Sudan's military on Friday accused the Sudanese government of aiding a new rebel offensive in the southern country where oil fields are now threatened by fresh fighting.
- South Sudan: UN, groups say children targeted in fighting Updated: May-18-15 2:10 pm
JUBA, South Sudan - Dozens of children have been killed, at least 12 raped and others abducted and recruited in attacks in South Sudan's Unity state over a two-week period, the U.N. children's agency reported Monday.
- South Sudan fighting causes humanitarian crisis, says UN Updated: May-12-15 1:27 pm
JUBA, South Sudan - The United Nations mission to South Sudan has received credible reports of kidnappings of boys as young as 10 and the rape and abduction of girls and women amid killings in a northern region that the U.N. and aid agencies had to abandon because of the danger.
- Migrants in Italy toil to put food on Europeans' plates Updated: May-10-15 2:16 am
SYRACUSE, Sicily - Colorful plastic boxes lie evenly spaced on a freshly turned field, ready to be filled with potatoes destined for the plates of diners across Europe. The 14 men lining up to pluck them from the rich soil of eastern Sicily are almost all newcomers to a continent where many eye them with a mix of pity and suspicion.
- Aid agencies withdraw foreign staff from town in South Sudan Updated: May-09-15 12:17 pm
JUBA, South Sudan - Two global aid agencies Saturday evacuated their international staff from a part of war-torn South Sudan fearing violence as government troops launch an offensive against rebels.
- Kerry makes emotional appeal to So. Sudan's warring leaders Updated: May-04-15 12:34 pm
NAIROBI, Kenya - Secretary of State John Kerry condemned South Sudan's warring president and opposition leader as "disgraceful" Monday for squandering the promise of the world's youngest country and pledged $5 million to create a court or another institution that might one day hold perpetrators of the nation's violence accountable.
- US seeks to compensate victims of Sudan, Iran and Cuba Updated: May-01-15 2:34 pm
NEW YORK - The U.S. government announced a system Friday to compensate people harmed by Sudan, Iran and Cuba using some of the $8.9 billion forfeited by France's largest bank for violating U.S. economic sanctions by processing transactions for clients in blacklisted countries.
- Sudan's al-Bashir re-elected with 94 percent of vote Updated: Apr-27-15 3:25 pm
KHARTOUM, Sudan - Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir won re-election with 94 percent of the vote, according to official results announced on Monday, extending his 25-year rule despite international war crimes charges and multiple insurgencies.
- Sudan's pyramids, nearly as grand as Egypt's, go unvisited Updated: Apr-26-15 9:13 am
AL-BEGRAWIYA, Sudan - The small, steep pyramids rising up from the desert hills of northern Sudan resemble those in neighboring Egypt, but unlike the famed pyramids of Giza, the Sudanese site is largely deserted.
- South Sudan opposition leader says troops surround his home Updated: Apr-24-15 10:40 am
JUBA, South Sudan - An opposition leader in South Sudan said on Friday that government troops had surrounded his house in the capital, raising fears of insecurity in the city where a fight among the armed forces sparked a nationwide rebellion in 2013.