South Sudan arrests 2 state TV journalists

Updated 07 January 2013
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South Sudan arrests 2 state TV journalists

NAIROBI, Kenya: A journalists group says two reporters working for state TV in South Sudan have been arrested without charge.
The Committee to Protect Journalists says the journalists were arrested following protests and ethnic clashes last month in the northwestern town of Wau that killed about a dozen people. Video of one clash showed police opening fire on protesters.
The New York-based CPJ says Louis Pasquale and Ashab Khamis are being held in prison. Three other state journalists were arrested and released, it said.
CPJ said local journalists suspect the arrests are in retaliation for the video being passed on to international media outlets. South Sudan’s information minister didn’t answer calls seeking comment yesterday.


UN says calls for preservation of Iran nuclear deal

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UN says calls for preservation of Iran nuclear deal

  • The statement comes just weeks before Trump’s May 12 deadline for his European allies to agree to toughen up the terms of the agreement

GENEVA: The top UN disarmament official urged parties to the Iran nuclear deal on Monday not to abandon it, just weeks before US President Donald Trump’s May 12 deadline for his European allies to agree to toughen up the terms of the agreement.

“We hope that all of its participants remain fully committed to its implementation and long-term preservation,” UN High representative for Disarmament Affairs Izumi Nakamitsu told a UN nuclear non-proliferation conference, hours before Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron hold talks in Washington.

Meanwhile. French President Emmanuel Macron urged Trump on Sunday to stick with the Iran nuclear deal, saying there is no better option. 

Trump has demanding that signatories to the deal agree permanent restrictions on Iran's uranium enrichment. Under the current deal they are set to expire in 2025.