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John Kerry tells South Sudan leaders to stick to peace deal or face sanctions

US Secretary of State John Kerry has urged South Sudan`s leaders to "get the job done" by fully implementing a peace deal or face a UN arms embargo and sanctions.

Kerry urges deployment of South Sudan `protection force`

US Secretary of State John Kerry called on Monday for the deployment of a 4,000-strong "protection force" to bolster the UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan.

22 killed from Cholera outbreak in South Sudan

At least 22 people were killed in a cholera outbreak in South Sudan representing a case fatality rate of (CFR) of 2.49 per cent, the UN humanitarian agency said on Tuesday.

South Sudan accepts deployment of regional force: IGAD

South Sudan on Friday accepted the deployment of a regional intervention force after escalating violence put a fragile peace deal in danger.

South Sudan security forces killed, raped civilians: UN

Government security forces in South Sudan executed civilians and gang raped women and girls during and after heavy fighting last month in the capital Juba, the United Nations human rights chief said on Thursday.

South Sudan on brink of an abyss: UN chief

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said that South Sudan remains precariously poised on the brink of an abyss, and warned that the promises of the new state for peace, justice and opportunity have been squandered.

More than 37,000 flee South Sudan for Uganda: UN

More than 37,000 people have fled South Sudan for neighbouring Uganda in the last three weeks following intense fighting between rival troops that left hundreds dead, the UN`s refugee body said Tuesday.

Doomed EgyptAir flight broke up midair after fire: Report

An EgyptAir flight that crashed into the Mediterranean in May likely broke up in midair after a fire erupted in or near the cockpit, the New York Times reported Friday.

Ugandan Army says 38,000 evacuated from South Sudan conflict

The Ugandan Army said Wednesday it had evacuated 38,000 civilians caught up in fighting in Juba, the capital of crisis-hit South Sudan.

China to send special envoy to Africa over South Sudan crisis

China to send special envoy to Africa over South Sudan crisis

China is sending its special envoy for Africa to the continent to help with efforts to resolve the political crisis in South Sudan, China`s foreign ministry said on Wednesday.

South Sudan struggles to avert `catastrophe`

Street sweepers in Juba have cleaned up the blood and bullet casings after gun battles at the Presidential palace.

At least 300 killed in latest S Sudan violence: UN

At least 300 people have been killed in four days of intense gunbattles in the capital of South Sudan and 42,000 have fled the city, the UN said on Monday.

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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. 

Bashir reshuffles senior Sudanese military officials: army

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on Thursday reshuffled senior military officers after his troops carried out intense operations against rebels across war-torn regions, including in Darfur.

South Sudan violence to dominate African Union meet

The AU`s goal of bringing peace to the continent by 2020 has been dealt a hammer blow by the fighting that raged for four days in the South Sudanese capital Juba.

Over 146 Indians evacuated from South Sudan

Over 146 Indians evacuated from South Sudan

According to the ministry, there are around 600 Indians in South Sudan, of them 450 are in Juba and nearly 150 are outside the capital.

'I don't want any more bloodshed in South Sudan': president

South Sudan's President Salva Kiir called on arch-rival Riek Machar on Thursday to meet for talks to salvage peace after days of intense gun battles in the capital Juba.

Operation Sankat Mochan: Indians evacuated safely out of South Sudan - In Pics

Operation Sankat Mochan: Indians evacuated safely out of South Sudan - In Pics

Indians on their way back to country from South Sudan.

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.