UNITED NATIONS — The Latest on the United Nations General Assembly (all times local): 9:30 a.m. Civil war-torn South Sudan is calling on the international community, “including those who are skeptical, to give peace a chance” as the latest agreement to end the conflict moves forward. First Vice President Taban Deng Gai told the U.N. … Continue reading UNITED NATIONS | The Latest: South Sudan urges support for peace effort
JUBA, South Sudan — Fighting has broken out in South Sudan two days after the warring sides signed what the government called a “final final” peace agreement to end the civil war. Each side blames the other for the attacks. Clashes erupted Friday morning in Central Equatoria state when government troops stormed bases in Lainya … Continue reading JUBA, South Sudan | Fighting breaks out in South Sudan 2 days after peace deal
United States – Pursuant to Section 1290 of the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 (NDAA), I certified to Congress yesterday that the governments of Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates are undertaking demonstrable actions to reduce the risk of harm to civilians and civilian infrastructure resulting from military operations … Continue reading United States | Certification to Congress on Actions of Saudi Arabia and UAE in Yemen Under the NDAA
GENEVA — Fearing a military offensive, the U.N. envoy for Syria proposed Thursday that civilians holed up in the rebel-held region of Idlib could evacuate to government areas — a move that would send many back into parts of Syria they once fled in its 7-1/2-year-old civil war. U.N. envoy Staffan de Mistura expressed fears … Continue reading GENEVA | UN Syria envoy floats idea of evacuating Idlib civilians
NYAL, South Sudan — South Sudan’s government claims a shattering five-year civil war is finally over, but skepticism soars. It wasn’t helped by the sight of President Salva Kiir refusing to shake the hand of rival Riek Machar after they signed a power-sharing deal this month, according to video footage seen by The Associated Press. … Continue reading NYAL, South Sudan | South Sudan claims a civil war is over. Skepticism abounds.
DAMASCUS, Syria — A series of suicide bombings and attacks in southern Syria, including a suicide bomber who struck at a busy vegetable market, killed 38 people on Wednesday, state media reported, blaming Islamic State militants for the carnage. The attacks, the worst in recent months, were reminiscent of the horrific violence by the Islamic … Continue reading DAMASCUS, Syria | Syrian media: Suicide bombings kill 38 in southern province
JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Battle of Carthage State Historic Site invites the public to a combined informational meeting beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 5, at the historic site. The public is invited to share comments about the Battle of Carthage and Osage Village state historic sites and their operations. Historic site staff will be … Continue reading Missouri News: Battle of Carthage State Historic Site hosts combined public meeting July 5
JOHANNESBURG /December 23, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — A cease-fire by South Sudan’s warring sides began just after midnight Sunday amid concerns over whether this latest attempt at peace will hold. The agreement signed Thursday after internationally brokered talks is an effort to salvage a 2015 peace deal. The United States has called the agreement “the last … Continue reading South Sudan cease-fire begins in attempt to calm civil war