Graft: S Sudan ex-ministers face trial ... Salva Kiir has publicly tried to investigate top officials and claw back stolen cash. Last year he wrote to 75 past and present officials demanding they return $4bn of public money they were accused of stealing. Letters were also sent to heads of ... 09/5/2013 - 1:03 am | View Link
S.Sudan president suspends vice president, cabinet: ex-minister No replacements have been announced, and it was not immediately clear whether all those suspended would return, or if new blood would be brought in to replace them. "Some of these people will come back and some will not," Benjamin added. "Undersecretaries ... 07/23/2013 - 7:50 am | View Link
Sudan, S Sudan miss AU deadline Addis Ababa - Sudan and South Sudan have failed to meet an African Union deadline to reach an agreement on the contested Abyei region by 5 December, officials said on Tuesday ... but no date to return to the negotiating table was set. 12/4/2012 - 4:42 pm | View Link
S.Sudan asks govt officials to return stolen money JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — In a letter that reveals a shocking level of government corruption, South Sudan President Salva Kiir is asking more than 75 former and current senior government officials to return an estimated $4 billion in stolen funds to the ... 06/4/2012 - 4:28 am | View Link
S.Sudan asks govt officials to return stolen money JUBA, South Sudan (AP) -- Dear government officials: South Sudan wants its stolen money back. In a letter that reveals a shocking level of government corruption, South Sudan President Salva Kiir is asking more than 75 former and current senior ... 06/4/2012 - 3:54 am | View Link
First planned Palestinian city a symbol of pride
RAWABI, West Bank (AP) — A state-of-the art Palestinian city with residential towers, a mall and a convention center is rapidly going up on once desolate West Bank hills and turning into a symbol of national pride.
A giant Palestinian flag flies from the highest point of Rawabi, signaling to Israeli settlers living nearby that the first new Palestinian city being built since Israel captured the West Bank in 1967 isn't just about real estate.
 the West Bank's largest private investment project, totaling more than $1 billion, has also suffered costly delays because of wrangling with Israel over an access road that still lacks final approval, he said.
The plan is meant to transform a sluggish Palestinian economy held back by Israeli constraints on access and movement, as Israelis and Palestinians negotiate the terms of Palestinian statehood.
The city looks like the large urban Israeli settlements in the West Bank with neat rows of apartment buildings and will have amenities unheard of in Palestinian towns, at least in such a concentration.
Next to the showroom, the giant flag, measuring 135 square meters (1,450 square feet), flew from a tall pole, in direct line of sight of the small Israeli settlement of Ateret on the next hill over.
More than 90 percent of the city's 1,560 acres (631 hectares) is under full Palestinian control, but the access road runs through Area C for about three kilometers (two miles).
Invoking the chance to remake the world, Vice President Joe Biden pledged Friday that the U. S. will play a leading role in creating a new century of prosperity and security in Asia. But he warned that without trust and common ground-rules, growing tensions in the region could threaten that collective goal.
As the news of Nelson Mandela's death spread across South Africa, residents of the black township of Soweto gathered in the streets near the house where he once lived, singing and dancing to mourn his death and celebrate his colossal life.
In a story Nov. 10 about Typhoon Haiyan, The Associated Press incorrectly reported that a tsunami in the south in 1976 killed 5,791 people. The actual number is 4,791 dead, according to a 1978 study by the Special Committee on Tsunami Warning System of the National Committee on Marine Sciences, National Science Development Board.