South Sudan Warring Parties Ink a Cease-Fire Deal

Negotiators meeting in Addis Ababa have signed an agreement on the cessation of hostilities, protection of civilians and humanitarian access in South Sudan in an attempt to end the four years of conflict that has killed hundreds of thousands of civilians. The High Level Revitalization Forum was led by the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD). …

Peru’s President Survives Impeachment Effort

Peru’s president has survived an impeachment effort stemming from allegations of his involvement with Odebrecht, a Brazilian construction company that is mired in Latin America’s largest corruption scandal. A congressional vote late Thursday handed President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski a surprise victory. The impeachment motion fell just eight votes shy of the 87 needed to remove …

Is That Toy Spying on You?

The toys your kids unwrap this Christmas could invite hackers into your home. That Grinch-like warning comes from the FBI, which said earlier this year that toys connected to the internet could be a target for crooks who may listen in on conversations or use them to steal a child’s personal information. The bureau did …

2 Opposition Parties Withdraw from Iraq’s Kurdish Regional Government

Two opposition parties, the Gorran and the Kurdistan Islamic Group (Komal), have withdrawn from Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), party sources said. The withdrawals came Wednesday after two days of violence in the region, as Kurdish demonstrators protest years of austerity measures and unpaid public sector salaries. Regional tensions escalated after the central government …