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Indian army expedites buying military hardware for UN missions

A report by the UN pointed out poor maintenance and serviceability of equipment and platforms used by the Indian troops and held back a reimbursement amount of Rs 338 crore, official sources said.


Record 65.6 million people displaced worldwide: UN

Devastating conflicts, violence and persecution in places like Syria and South Sudan left a record 65.6 million people uprooted from their homes by the end of 2016, the UN said today.

South Sudan rebels say they carried out deadly road ambush

Gabriel claimed the ambush destroyed four military vehicles and nine private ones and killed more than 40 people including civilians "caught in crossfire".

South Sudan rebels claim responsibility for deadly convoy attack

South Sudan`s rebels have claimed responsibility for an ambush on a convoy of buses and other vehicles travelling on a major highway that killed at least 14 people.

Contaminated vaccines kill 15 children in South Sudan: Health Minister

Fifteen children died in a South Sudanese village last month after being administered with contaminated measles vaccines, the country's health minister said Friday.

South Sudan frees UN journalist held for 2.5 years without charge

The South Sudanese government on Friday freed a South Sudanese journalist working for a United Nations radio station after two and a half years of imprisonment.

South Sudan forces killed 114 civilians around Yei in six months: United Nations

South Sudan forces killed 114 civilians around Yei in six months: United Nations

South Sudanese pro-government forces killed at least 114 civilians in and around Yei town between July 2016 and January 2017.

Boko Haram traps starving people in Nigeria, UN warns

Two million people are teetering on the brink of famine in northeastern Nigeria but efforts to reach some are being thwarted by Boko Haram jihadists, the UN`s food agency said Thursday.

USD 1.4 billion needed to help South Sudanese refugees this year: United Nations

USD 1.4 billion needed to help South Sudanese refugees this year: United Nations

The United Nations said Monday that $1.4 billion (1.3 billion euros) was needed this year alone to help the nearly two million people who have fled war and famine in South Sudan.

South Sudan's ousted army chief in a fighting mood: President Salva Kiir

A showdown between South Sudan`s President Salva Kiir and his ousted army chief intensified on Friday after the general failed to return to the capital Juba following his dismissal amid a worsening civil war. 

South Sudan's sacked army chief quits Juba, dismisses fears amid civil war

South Sudan`s sacked former army chief Paul Malong sought on Wednesday to allay concerns he might join a revolt after leaving the capital Juba soon after his dismissal, saying he had no "problems" with the government.

UN denied access to South Sudan town alleged to be massacre site

South Sudanese authorities are blocking United Nations peacekeepers from visiting a town where soldiers are alleged to have killed civilians including children this week.

More than 3,000 South Sudanese flee to Uganda after raid on border town: Refugees

More than 3,000 South Sudanese fled into neighbouring Uganda on Tuesday after government soldiers attacked the border town of Pajok, killing men, women and children indiscriminately, refugees said.


2 Indians abducted in South Sudan released: Sushma Swaraj

Two Indian petroleum engineers who were abducted in South Sudan have been released, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said today.

South Sudan rebels raid jail, capture town on Ugandan border

South Sudanese rebels said they had taken control of a town on the Ugandan border and killed 14 soldiers in the fighting, an account dismissed on Tuesday as "ridiculous and unfounded" by the government.

Outgoing UN peacekeeping head praises Indian, South Asian troops

As of February, there were 7,606 Indians serving in the peacekeeping operations, the second largest contingent, after Ethiopia with 8,321.

Passenger plane crashes in South Sudan, at least 44 feared dead

A passenger plane is reported to have crashed at an airport in South Sudan on Monday.

South Sudan government to blame for famine, still buying arms: United Nations report

South Sudan`s government is mainly to blame for famine in parts of the war-torn country, yet President Salva Kiir is still boosting his forces using millions of dollars from oil sales, according to a confidential United Nations report.

South Sudan rebels claim to abduct two Indian engineers

South Sudan rebels claim to abduct two Indian engineers

South Sudan's armed opposition says it has abducted two Indian engineers and accused them of working with the government.

UN chief arrives on emergency visit to Somalia for famine

The United Nations estimates that 5 million people in Somalia need aid, amid warnings of a famine.