UN to take up South Sudan arms ban Jul 12, 2018 0 39 12345 AFPNEW YORKTHE UN Security Council is expected to vote this week on imposing an arms embargo against South Sudan, a US proposal which follows a power-sharing agreement between warring leaders.The United States is South Sudan's biggest aid provider, and was a major backer of its 2011 independence from Sudan. But patience from South Sudan's foreign allies has worn out after countless failed efforts to bring peace to the country, now in its fifth year of a war where targeted ethnic killings, gang rapes and other atrocities have occurred.An early draft resolution, seen Tuesday by AFP, underlines"a deep concern"of the Security Council"in the face of the failure of South Sudanese leaders to end hostilities and flagrant violations."The draft US text would establish an arms embargo for South Sudan until May 31, 2019.It allows UN member states to destroy or neutralize any cargo of weapons prohibited under the embargo.The document would also renew for a year sanctions imposed on South Sudan. POST A COMMENT RELATED ARTICLES Thai cave boys were sedated before dramatic rescue Jul 12, 2018 0 68 Suspected cattle thieves 'kill 26' in NW Nigeria raid Jul 12, 2018 0 44 Japan PM meets evacuees in flood disaster zone; toll hits 179 Jul 12, 2018 0 450 Financier linked to 1MDB scandal 'flees to China' AFP HONG KONG A FINANCIER at the centre of a massive financial scandal that helped topple Malaysia's corruption-plagued former regime is likely to have fled to China, the South China Morning Post reported on .. 'Clear evidence of need' in N Korea: UN aid chief SEOUL The United Nations'humanitarian chief said on Wednesday he had seen"clear evidence"of need in North Korea -- where one fifth of children are malnourished -- during a rare trip. Mark Lowcock's visit to the .. Japanese nurse may have killed 20 patients: media TOKYO A former nurse who allegedly killed as many as 20 elderly patients by injecting their intravenous drips with chemicals is in police custody, Japanese media said. The suspect reportedly said she wanted to control .. Ashes of Japan cult guru to be scattered at sea TOKYO The cremated remains of the executed guru of the Japanese doomsday cult behind a deadly 1995 sarin gas attack will be scattered at sea to avoid creating a pilgrimage site for his followers, media reported on .. Taiwan spared as Typhoon Maria weakens TAIPEI Schools and offices were closed in parts of Taiwan on Wednesday as Typhoon Maria skirted the island bringing torrential rain and powerful winds. Officials had warned of floods and landslides, evacuating .. VP to Duterte: Mind economy instead of insulting God, me Agencies/Inquirer MANILA PHILIPPINE Vice President Leni Robredo on Wednesday shot back at President Rodrigo Duterte for saying that she could not lead the Philippines because she is incompetent, saying the chief .. Zimbabwe opposition takes to streets in vote-rigging warning AFP HARARE THOUSANDS of Zimbabwean opposition supporters took to the streets of Harare on Wednesday demanding fair elections following alleged irregularities in the electoral roll ahead of the July 30 vote. The .. Seoul bars Korean Air dynasty's academic flight AFP SEOUL KOREAN Air's chairman was disqualified from heading an academic foundation by the government on Wednesday and his son stripped of his degree in the latest woes to assail the dynasty. Cho Yang-ho's wife .. Zimbabwe launches space agency HARARE Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Tuesday launched a space agency, hailing it as a"milestone"as he campaigns ahead of elections at the end of the month. Zimbabwe National Geospatial and Space Agency ..