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Rights Group: UN Peacekeepers Failed in South Sudan

United Nations peacekeepers failed in their mission to protect civilians during an outbreak of fighting in South Sudan in July, a rights group said. Peacekeepers abandoned their posts or cowered in place, and then used tear gas on frightened civilians who sought shelter at the U.N. base, the U.S.-based Center for Civilians in Conflict (CIVIC) said in a report released Wednesday. "The United Nations needs to ensure transparency and accountability for the inadequate response of its...

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