| Feb 20, 2014
| 5:00 AM
JUBA, South Sudan — After South Sudan's optimistic 2011 vote for independence, the country's deadly December descent into ethnic fighting has tried the patience of Western donors, diplomats, humanitarian organizations and investors alike. But for...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 5:52 AM
"The point is, I'm not who I used to be right now." -- Will McAvoy
"The Newsroom" is at its best when its characters fight for what's right and win. "The Genoa Tip" gave us a bunch of plotlines with characters fighting for things. But were they the right...
| Jan 3, 2014
Once virtually eradicated, polio again stalks the Horn of Africa, the Middle East and South Asia. The innocent victims are mostly young children. The perpetrators are insurgents and indifferent governments. The polio resurgence is preventable and it is...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 9:16 AM
CAIRO -- South Sudan President Salva Kiir announced an overnight curfew for civilians Monday after what he characterized as a failed coup attempt.
Barrages of gunfire broke out at two presidential guard barracks in the capital, Juba, in the early...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 10:38 AM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Dozens of soldiers were killed as clashes continued for a second day in the South Sudanese capital of Juba, as more than 13,000 civilians took refuge at a U.N. peacekeepers’ base.
The fragile state is confronting...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 11:16 AM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — The capital of South Sudan was calmer Wednesday after two days of heavy fighting, but the government said 500 people had died in the clashes between two rival military factions and there were fears that the violence...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 2:47 AM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Fears of civil war in South Sudan grew Thursday, after South Sudan's military admitted losing control of a key town in the country's east to army mutineers.
The army lost Bor, the capital of Jonglei state, to a military...
| Dec 21, 2013
| 9:57 AM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — South Sudanese militias fired on two U.S. military aircraft Saturday, wounding four U.S. servicemen, one of them critically, according to American military officials.
The two planes were headed to Bor, north of the...
| Dec 21, 2013
| 4:37 PM
HONOLULU – President Obama warned Saturday that using military force to gain power in South Sudan could cost the country international support.
Obama was reacting to reports that four U.S. service members were wounded when South Sudanese...
| Dec 21, 2013
| 8:58 PM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — South Sudanese militias fired on three U.S. military aircraft on a mission to evacuate American citizens Saturday, wounding four U.S. servicemen, according to military officials.
The planes were headed to Bor, the...
| Dec 22, 2013
| 4:12 PM
HONOLULU -- President Obama told congressional leaders Sunday that he was closely monitoring the unrest in South Sudan, after four U.S. service members were attacked near Bor, and said he “may take further action to support the security of U.S....