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U.S. warns South Sudan: Strike a peace deal or face U.N. sanctions

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The United States warned South Sudan’s president and rebel leader on Tuesday to engage in serious peace talks to end nearly a year of violence in the world’s newest state or face United Nations sanctions.

Fighting erupted in December in South Sudan – which declared independence from Sudan in 2011 – after months of political tension between President Salva Kiir and his sacked deputy and political rival, Riek Machar. Peace talks brokered by African regional bloc IGAD resumed last week.

Sep 30, 2014
Sep 30, 2014

Islamic State gains could spark new wave of Syrian refugees: UN

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Tens of thousands more Syrians could be forced to flee their war-torn homeland if Islamic State fighters continue gaining ground, the U.N. aid chief warned on Tuesday as U.S.-led air strikes pound the extremist group.

Valerie Amos told the United Nations Security Council that recent advances by Islamic State – also known as ISIL and ISIS – in northern Aleppo had forced more than 160,000 people, mostly women and children, to escape across the border into Turkey in just a few days.

Sep 30, 2014
Sep 30, 2014
Sep 30, 2014

Israel PM tries to shift focus from Islamic State to Iran at U.N

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday tried to shift the spotlight away from the Islamic State militant group and back to Iran, warning the United Nations that a nuclear-armed Tehran would pose a far greater threat than “militant Islamists on pickup trucks.”

Islamic State’s seizure of large swaths of Syria and Iraq and its killings of civilians and soldiers have dominated discussions during five days of speeches at the United Nations General Assembly podium and on the sidelines.

Sep 29, 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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