Sudan’s President Threatens to Close Oil Pipeline with South

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir is threatening to close a pipeline carrying oil from South Sudan to the north, saying the south is supporting rebels.

Mr. Bashir said in a televised speech Monday that Sudan will close the pipeline if South Sudan gives any support to rebels in the border areas of South Kordofan and Blue Nile, and in Sudan’s troubled western Darfur region.

The president, flanked by military officials, spoke after the army said it had retaken the town of Abu Kershola from …