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

Minister of State for External Affairs VK Singh on Thursday left for South Sudan leading the government's 'Operation Sankat Mochan' to evacuate Indians from the African country.

South Sudan: UN 'very worried' about possible renewed fighting
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South Sudan: UN 'very worried' about possible renewed fighting

At least 272 people have been killed during fighting that broke out Friday and resumed on Sunday and Monday in South Sudan.

South Sudan: Peace reigns tentatively as ceasefire holds for the second day
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South Sudan: Peace reigns tentatively as ceasefire holds for the second day

A ceasefire in Juba appeared to hold for a second straight day after intense fighting killed hundreds of people and forced thousands to flee their homes.

US sends Marines to South Sudan to protect Americans
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US sends Marines to South Sudan to protect Americans

The US military in Africa said on Wednesday that it has sent 40 additional soldiers to South Sudan's capital, Juba, to help secure American personnel and facilities in the war-torn city, while South Sudanese trying to flee the country by road reported attacks, killings and robberies by armed men.

South Sudan violence: Vice President Machar withdraws troops to outside of Juba
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South Sudan violence: Vice President Machar withdraws troops to outside of Juba

South Sudan's vice president has withdrawn with his troops to outside of Juba but is not planning for war, his spokesman said on Wednesday, as a ceasefire that ended heavy fighting with the president's forces entered its third day.

MEA to evacuate stranded Indians from South Sudan, says Sushma Swaraj
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MEA to evacuate stranded Indians from South Sudan, says Sushma Swaraj

A task force has been set up to keep a close tab on the developments there, Sushma Swaraj said

UNHCR calls for open borders for outflow of South Sudan refugees
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UNHCR calls for open borders for outflow of South Sudan refugees

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees on Tuesday appealed to armed parties in South Sudan to ensure safe passage for people fleeing the fighting that erupted late last week in Juba.

36,000 people displaced by the violence in South Sudan, says UN
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36,000 people displaced by the violence in South Sudan, says UN

At least 36,000 people have fled their homes in Juba since heavy fighting erupted in the South Sudanese capital on Friday, said the United Nations.

UN chief Ban Ki-Moon calls for an arms embargo on South Sudan following violence
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UN chief Ban Ki-Moon calls for an arms embargo on South Sudan following violence

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged the Security Council on Monday to impose an arms embargo on South Sudan, sanction leaders and commanders who are blocking the implementation of a peace deal and fortify a UN peacekeeping mission.

South Sudan clashes: Warring factions declare ceasefire in Juba as fears of civil war grow
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South Sudan clashes: Warring factions declare ceasefire in Juba as fears of civil war grow

Eight people have been killed and 67 injured at the UN's so-called "Protection of Civilian" sites in Juba since Sunday.

Over 100 killed in South Sudan violence: All you need to know about the crisis
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Over 100 killed in South Sudan violence: All you need to know about the crisis

Five years after gaining independence from Sudan, South Sudan is entangled and paralysed from an escalating violence. 115 soldiers were reportedly killed after gun battles broke out across South Sudan’s capital Juba on its fifth independence anniversary.

Violence in South Sudan: Sushma Swaraj assures quick help to Indians stranded in Juba
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Violence in South Sudan: Sushma Swaraj assures quick help to Indians stranded in Juba

Bhupat Patel, an Indian resident in South Sudan, tweeted to Swaraj asking for help, saying that they are stuck in between heavy gunfire.

US demands immediate end to renewed fighting in South Sudan capital
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US demands immediate end to renewed fighting in South Sudan capital

The United States demanded an immediate end to renewed fighting in the capital of South Sudan, ordering all non-essential personnel out of the troubled country.

UN camps attacked as heavy fighting erupts in South Sudan capital Juba
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UN camps attacked as heavy fighting erupts in South Sudan capital Juba

Heavy fighting erupted in South Sudan's capital on Sunday as former rebels and government soldiers exchanged fire again.

South Sudan tragedy: Death toll from gunfire on eve of independence anniversary reaches 150
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South Sudan tragedy: Death toll from gunfire on eve of independence anniversary reaches 150

Friday's violence in South Sudan is yet another blow to a shaky peace deal that has so far failed to end the civil war that broke out in December 2013.

Gunfire in South Sudan's capital has led to several deaths, Juba doctor confirms
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Gunfire in South Sudan's capital has led to several deaths, Juba doctor confirms

The gunfire began outside the presidential compound and soon spread through the city of Juba.

Trouble in Juba: Heavy gunfire outside South Sudan president's compound
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Trouble in Juba: Heavy gunfire outside South Sudan president's compound

The violence echoed the skirmish between soldiers in Juba in 2013 that sparked the country's civil war in which tens of thousands of people were killed.

South Sudan's conflict devastated mental health: Amnesty International
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South Sudan's conflict devastated mental health: Amnesty International

The conflict in South Sudan was characterised by widespread atrocities including mass killings, rape and torture, Amnesty said.

Global peace index: India moves up two positions from last year, ranks at 141
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Global peace index: India moves up two positions from last year, ranks at 141

India was on Wednesday ranked low at 141st place on a Global Peace Index making it less peaceful than countries like Burundi, Serbia and Burkina Faso – with violence taking a $680-billion toll on its economy in 2015.

The technology of warfare has changed, but rape of women in wartime has not
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The technology of warfare has changed, but rape of women in wartime has not

The technology of warfare has changed tremendously over the years, but its tactic — of widespread rape and enslaving of women — has not