Presidents of Sudan and South Sudan to Meet

The presidents of Sudan and South Sudan are to meet Tuesday in the south’s capital of Juba to try to reduce tensions between the two neighbors.

Officials from the north say Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir and South Sudanese President Salva Kiir will discuss the disputed oil-rich region of Abyei.

The status of that region is one of several issues that have strained relations between the two countries since the south seceded from the north in 2011. Abyei was to hold a referendum that year …