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Apr 24, 2014
Apr 24, 2014

U.N. Security Council asks for inquiry into South Sudan massacre

UNITED NATIONS, April 24 (Reuters) – The United Nations
Security Council asked for an urgent investigation on Thursday
into the ethnic massacre of hundreds of people in South Sudan’s
oil hub Bentiu and expressed its willingness to “take additional
measures” if there are more attacks on civilians.

The 15-member council said in a statement it wants U.N.
Assistant Secretary-General for human rights Ivan Simonovic to
return to South Sudan as soon as possible to assess the recent
escalation in violence.

Apr 24, 2014

U.N. Security Council members considering South Sudan sanctions

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – U.N. Security Council members are considering sanctions on South Sudan’s warring parties, envoys said, after U.N. peacekeeping chief Herve Ladsous demanded “serious consequences” be imposed to force an end to the violence.

Ladsous and U.N. Assistant Secretary-General for human rights Ivan Simonovic briefed the 15-member council on a recent escalation in attacks on civilians, including an ethnic massacre in the oil town of Bentiu and the killing of dozens of people who had sought refuge inside a U.N. peacekeeping base in Bor.

Apr 24, 2014
Apr 24, 2014
Apr 24, 2014
Apr 24, 2014
Apr 24, 2014

U.N. Security Council members mulling South Sudan sanctions

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – U.N. Security Council members are considering sanctions on South Sudan’s warring parties, envoys said on Wednesday, after U.N. peacekeeping chief Herve Ladsous demanded “serious consequences” be imposed to force an end to the violence.

Ladsous and U.N. Assistant Secretary-General for human rights Ivan Simonovic briefed the 15-member council on a recent escalation in attacks on civilians, including an ethnic massacre in the oil town of Bentiu and the killing of dozens of people who had sought refuge inside a U.N. peacekeeping base in Bor.

Apr 24, 2014
Apr 24, 2014
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      "I am a Reuters correspondent at the United Nations in New York. I have also covered general news for Reuters in the United States, Afghanistan, Australia, South East Asia and the Pacific. Before joining Reuters more than a decade ago, I had a two year stint at The Scotsman newspaper in Edinburgh, Scotland and began my career at The Border Mail newspaper in Albury/Wodonga in Australia."
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