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'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.

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.

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.

US concern as Sudan releases man linked to diplomat's killers

Jaili helped in the escape of the four killers of John Granville, who worked for the US Agency for International Development.

Sudan, S. Sudan extend agreement on transit of humanitarian aid

Sudan and South Sudan agreed on Sunday to extend their agreement on transit of humanitarian aid through Sudanese territory in the South, a media report said.

Sudan rebels, army brace for fighting season after peace talks flop

Sudan rebels, army brace for fighting season after peace talks flop

he African Union-mediated talks ended last month without a temporary ceasefire being agreed in Darfur.

Sudan arrests three opposition figures: Party

Sudanese security agents arrested three opposition figures in Khartoum today, their party said, despite efforts by the government to persuade opponents to join national dialogue talks.

Sudan offers guarantees for rebels to attend Khartoum talks

 Sudan`s government said Monday it is ready to offer rebels battling its forces legal guarantees to allow them to attend talks in Khartoum aimed at addressing the country`s multiple crises.

Sudan`s hot-rod rickshaw men splash cash to win fares

With more a splutter than a roar, Baha al-Din Yassin -- alias "The Tiger" -- tears off down Khartoum`s sand-lined streets in his three-wheeled motor rickshaw on the prowl for fares.

South Africa court bars indicted Sudan leader from leaving

Sudan insisted President Omar al-Bashir's visit to Johannesburg for a summit was proceeding normally and he would return after its main meeting, despite a court order on Sunday banning him from leaving South Africa.

Sudan stops opposition leaders travelling to France

Sudanese security agents prevented seven senior opposition figures from travelling to a European parliament meeting in France and confiscated their passports on Monday, one of the politicians affected said.

Two Russians abducted in Sudan`s Darfur freed: Embassy

 Two Russians kidnapped in Sudan`s Darfur in January have been freed by their captors, a spokesman for Russia`s embassy in Khartoum said on Saturday.

South Sudan rebels deny getting weapons from Khartoum

South Sudan`s rebels on Friday denied a report alleging they were getting weapons delivered by air from Khartoum, claiming it was government troops who were using arms bought from Sudan.

Sudan Islamists protest against Morsi death sentence

Hundreds of Sudanese Islamists protested outside a UN office in central Khartoum Friday against the death sentence handed down to Egypt`s ousted president Mohammed Morsi by a court last week.

Sudan aims anti-aircraft fire at `target` near capital: Army

 Sudanese anti-aircraft crews opened fire on an aerial "target" near Khartoum`s twin city of Omdurman, a military spokesman said on Wednesday, after witnesses reported hearing explosions in the area.

Khartoum accuses S.Sudan of backing Darfur rebels

Sudan`s military accused Juba of supporting rebels from Darfur after Khartoum`s troops clashed with the insurgents in part of the war-torn region near the border between the two countries Sunday.

Sudan won't give visas to US, British, French envoys: Diplomats

 Khartoum has so far declined to issue visas for senior U.S., British and French diplomats hoping to conduct a fact-finding mission in Sudan`s conflict-torn Darfur region, U.N. diplomatic sources told Reuters on Tuesday.

Polls close across most of Sudan after four-day vote

Polling stations closed across most of Sudan on Thursday after nationwide elections that President Omar al-Bashir is widely expected to win were extended by one day.

Sudan votes in elections boycotted by opposition groups

Sudanese voters trickled in to polling stations on Monday at the start of a three-day election boycotted by the main opposition parties, with President Omar Hassan al-Bashir set to extend his quarter-century in power.

Clues to support for Bashir abound in rural Sudan

The name of President Omar al-Bashir is mainly known worldwide because of decades of deadly conflict in Sudan and also for his overseeing the country`s split from the south.