Unhappy Anniversary, South Sudan

July 8, 2017 Jason Beaubien Six years ago Sunday, South Sudan’s flag was hoisted in Juba. Amid an atmosphere of optimism and hope, South Sudan became the world’s newest country, breaking away from its longtime rival, Sudan. Credit: Alyson Hurt/NPR The moment marked the end of decades of fighting between rebels in the predominantly Christian

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Canada Apologizes and Pays Millions to Citizen Held at Guantánamo Bay

By IAN AUSTENJULY 7, 2017 OTTAWA — The government of Canada on Friday formally apologized to Omar Khadr, the only Canadian imprisoned at the United States military base at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. It also said that it had paid compensation to Mr. Khadr, a former child soldier, for violating his rights under Canadian law. “On

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Indian peacekeepers in South Sudan praised by top UN official

 PTI United Nations: , July 08, 2017 Indian peacekeepers stationed in a South Sudanese town have been praised for providing lifesaving medical assistance to a woman who collapsed near a UN base. An 18-year-old internally displaced woman who lives in the Protection of Civilian site at Melut was returning from a nearby market when she

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