S. Sudan leader arrives for peace talks as deadline looms

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ADDIS ABABA: South Sudanese President Salva Kiir arrived in Ethiopia Sunday for peace talks aimed at brokering an end to civil war, reversing an earlier decision as international threats of possible sanctions mount. However Kiir, who said he had been “compelled” to join the talks alongside rebel leaders and regional presidents, warned it would not be possible to sign a lasting or full peace deal until all opposition factions could join the agreement. South Sudan’s government and rebels are under intense diplomatic pressure to sign a deal by a Monday deadline to end a 20-month civil war in which tens of thousands of people have been killed.

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