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Kerry warns S Sudan factions if pledges not met

Last Updated: Monday, May 05, 2014, 19:49

US Secretary of State John Kerry warned South Sudan`s warring factions Monday against walking away from ceasefire agreements and recently agreed peace talks, saying the implications of such a move would be "serious".

John Kerry warns war-torn South Sudan risks genocide

Last Updated: Thursday, May 01, 2014, 21:09

US Secretary of State John Kerry warned on Thursday of the risk of genocide and famine in South Sudan, brandishing the threat of sanctions against leaders of the country`s warring factions.

9,000 child soldiers fighting in South Sudan war, UN says

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 16:21

Over 9,000 children have been recruited as soldiers in South Sudan`s brutal four-month long civil war by both government and rebel forces, the UN`s human rights chief said Wednesday.

India seeks crucial reforms of UN security institutions

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 12:09

India, which has contributed 1.7 lakh peacekeepers to UN missions, has told the UN Security Council that it wants crucial reforms of security institutions to facilitate peace building in the conflict-hit nations.

South Sudan peace talks resume in Ethiopia: mediators

Last Updated: Monday, April 28, 2014, 21:47

Peace talks between South Sudan`s government and rebels aimed at ending a four-month-old civil war resumed in the Ethiopian capital on Monday, regional mediators said.

South Sudan court frees four top leaders accused of `rebellion`

Last Updated: Saturday, April 26, 2014, 05:00

South Sudan has released four top leaders accused of rebellion and treason, dropping charges of attempting to overthrow the government in a move aimed at ending a four-month-old civil war.

UN rights chief sent to South Sudan to end violence

Last Updated: Saturday, April 26, 2014, 04:32

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has asked UN high commissioner for human rights Navi Pillay and his special adviser on the prevention of genocide, Adama Dieng, to travel to South Sudan this weekend in a bid to stop violence in the world`s youngest country.

South Sudan court frees four top leaders accused of `rebellion`

Last Updated: Friday, April 25, 2014, 22:11

South Sudan on Friday released four top leaders accused of rebellion and treason, dropping charges for attempting to overthrow the government in a move aimed at ending a four-month-old civil war.

UN rights chief heads to South Sudan after massacres

Last Updated: Friday, April 25, 2014, 18:25

UN human rights chief Navi Pillay is heading to conflict-torn South Sudan after a wave of mass killings of civilians, her office said Friday.

South Sudan to drop charges against rebel leaders: minister

Last Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014, 23:16

South Sudan`s government announced today that it was dropping charges against four alleged top rebels on trial for attempting to overthrow the government, in an effort to promote peace and end a four-month-old civil war.

UN Security Council threatens sanctions over South Sudan violence

Last Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014, 22:46

The United Nations Security Council today brandished the threat of targeted sanctions against those responsible for deadly violence in South Sudan, in a firm and unanimous statement.

South Sudan rebels claim to be closing in on oil fields

Last Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014, 18:54

Rebels in South Sudan said Thursday they were closing in on key oil fields and two state capitals, predicting an imminent collapse of the government and a "bloodbath".