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As Talks Begin, UN Tells South Sudan It 'Can Still Be Saved'

'Gravely concerned' over atrocities, violence

(Newser) - As negotiators from South Sudan's two warring sides arrived in Ethiopia for peace talks, a UN official urged both forces to bring the world's newest country "back from the brink." Fighting continued in Bor, a gateway city to the capital of Juba, the center of ethnically... More »

S. Sudan Rebel: I've Seized Town, Now I'll Talk

Riek Machar says he has taken Bor, is reportedly en route to Ethiopia

(Newser) - What is clear: That heavy fighting has erupted in Bor, a hotly contested provincial capital in South Sudan; a military rep says government troops are fighting renegade forces loyal to former Vice President Riek Machar as well as the pro-Machar tribal militia known as the "White Army," reports... More »

Foreigners Stuck in S. Sudan City US Evacuated

Thousands trapped as UN warns of rising violence

(Newser) - British, Canadian, and Kenyan citizens are among 3,000 foreigners trapped in a South Sudan city experiencing bouts of heavy machine gun fire, one of the most violent areas of a weeklong conflict that has likely killed more than 1,000 people, a top United Nations official says. Australians, Ugandans,... More »

US Sending Troops to South Sudan

Americans there need more protection, says President Obama

(Newser) - Washington is getting in deeper: About 150 US troops are heading toward South Sudan today to help secure the US embassy and evacuate more Americans from the war-torn country, military officials said. The troops will likely first travel to Djibouti via Spain, CNN reports. The move follows a letter from... More »

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