South Sudan gets unity government that could end war

World / Politics Feb 23, 2020

South Sudan gets unity government that could end war

South Sudan opened a new chapter in its fragile emergence from civil war Saturday as rival leaders formed a coalition government that many observers prayed would last this time around. A day after President Salva Kiir dissolved the previous government, opposition leader Riek Machar was ...

Trump curbs immigrants from six more nations in election-year push

World Feb 1, 2020

Trump curbs immigrants from six more nations in election-year push

The Trump administration announced Friday that it was restricting immigrants from six additional countries that officials said failed to meet minimum security standards, as part of an election-year push to further clamp down immigration. Officials said immigrants from Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Eritrea, Nigeria, Sudan and Tanzania ...

Sudan's al-Bashir gets two years' detention for corruption

World Dec 15, 2019

Sudan's al-Bashir gets two years' detention for corruption

Former Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir was sentenced Saturday to two years' detention in a correctional center for corruption in the first of several cases against the ousted autocrat. The charges stemmed from millions of dollars received from Saudi Arabia by the toppled strongman. In a statement ...