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Sudan says keen to normalise US ties despite sanctions

Sudan said Tuesday it will press ahead with efforts to normalise ties with the United States despite Washington extending sanctions imposed on Khartoum that adversely impact the east African country.

South Sudan says rebels kill 21 civilians in ambush

Rebels attacked trucks carrying civilians in South Sudan, killing 21 people, the government said, as violence between rival forces loyal to President Salva Kiir and his former vice president risks dragging the country back into civil war.

42 killed in migrant boat capsize off Egypt's coast

The coast guard have rescued some 150 survivors from the boat, meaning some 400 were still missing. 

Watery diarrhea in Sudan's Blue Nile, Sinnar states kills 27

The health committee at the Sudanese parliament on Sunday announced that 27 people died due to infection by watery diarrhea in Sudan's Blue Nile and Sinnar states, Sudan Tribune reported.

US praises IAF for South Sudan evacuation

US Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James has praised the Indian Air Force (IAF) for the "magnificent execution" of `Operation Sankat Mochan` which evacuated Indian civilians trapped in South Sudan last month.

Sudan floods kill 76, destroy thousands of houses

Floods and heavy rain in Sudan have killed 76 people and destroyed thousands of homes in recent days, the interior minister said on Thursday.

Floods kill 9 in Sudan's Darfur

The deaths occurred in the town of El-Fasher, the capital of the state of North Darfur.

156 Indians safely return home from war-torn South Sudan

156 Indians safely return home from war-torn South Sudan

The two Indian Air Force C-17 Globe Masters carrying Indians stranded in South Sudan is back in the country. 

Operation Sankat Mochan: 152 Indians safely land in Thiruvananthapuram from war-torn South Sudan

Operation Sankat Mochan: 152 Indians safely land in Thiruvananthapuram from war-torn South Sudan

The evacuation operation named as `Sankat Mochan` is being headed by Minister of State for External Affairs General (Retd) VK Singh.

Operation Sankat Mochan: Indian rescue team lands in Juba, evacuation begins

Operation Sankat Mochan is in full swing as the rescue team headed by Minister of State for External Affairs V K Singh landed in Juba here on Thursday and the process for the evacuation of the stranded Indians began.

'Sankat Mochak' VK Singh arrives in South Sudan; Sushma Swaraj urges Indians to move out

'Sankat Mochak' VK Singh arrives in South Sudan; Sushma Swaraj urges Indians to move out

Minister of State for External Affairs VK Singh is at the helm of the government`s `Operation Sankat Mochan` to evacuate Indians from South Sudan.

VK Singh leads 'Operation Sankat Mochan' to evacuate Indians from South Sudan

VK Singh leads 'Operation Sankat Mochan' to evacuate Indians from South Sudan

India has sent two C-17 military transport aircraft to Juba to evacuate Indians from South Sudan.

UN warns of new South Sudan fighting as humanitarian crisis grow

UN warns of new South Sudan fighting as humanitarian crisis grow

The United Nations warned Wednesday of the risk of fresh fighting in South Sudan after days of deadly gun battles that have sent thousands of people fleeing and prompted the urgent evacuation of foreign nationals.

United Nation seeks to raise $952 million aid for Sudan

United Nation seeks to raise $952 million aid for Sudan

The United Nations Tuesday launched a global appeal for $952 million to fund Sudan's humanitarian needs in 2016, most of it to help people affected by the deadly conflict in Darfur.

Thousands flee South Sudan capital as heavy clashes between rebels and govt soldiers take Juba 'back to war'

Thousands flee South Sudan capital as heavy clashes between rebels and govt soldiers take Juba 'back to war'

Thousands of people fled renewed heavy fighting in South Sudan's capital on Sunday as former rebels and government soldiers exchanged fire in several parts of the city.

Five soldiers killed in S Sudan clashes

Five soldiers have been killed in a shootout in South Sudan's capital Juba.

US downgrades Myanmar, raises Thailand in human trafficking report

The United States placed Myanmar, Uzbekistan, Sudan and Haiti on its list of worst human trafficking offenders on Thursday, drawing guarded praise from some human rights groups following criticism that last year’s State Department report was politicized.

Channel Tunnel refugee pleads guilty in UK court to obstructing railway

He spent five months in jail until he was granted asylum on Dec. 24 and released on bail the following month.

Sudan summons UN mission chief in Darfur over mandate extension

Sudan summoned today the head of the international peacekeeping force in Darfur after the UN recommended a one-year extension of UNAMID's mission despite Khartoum's reluctance.

China in `preliminary` deal for Sudan`s first atomic plant

A Chinese state-owned company has signed a "preliminary" deal with Sudan to build the east African country`s first nuclear power plant, an official in Khartoum said on Tuesday.