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  1. PLA troops may join UN Liberia peace force

    Posted Aug 30th 2003, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... The move could persuade the African nation to drop its recognition of Taiwan China may send troops to Liberia to support a planned United Nations peacekeeping mission, according ... with Taiwan, would be likely to go ahead. The plan to send Chinese peacekeepers to Liberia was revealed during a United Nations Security Council meeting in New York on Thursday. 'China supports ...

  2. Colonial past provides a valuable legacy

    Posted Oct 13th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... American nation to train. In East Timor, the world's newest nation, China has posted police officers to the United Nations peacekeeping mission and has promised to help the country get back ... In the first six months of this year, China's imports from these nations jumped 200 per cent over the same period last year to US$3.53 billion, while its exports to these nations rose 30 per cent ...

  3. Cultivating a fragile peace on Liberia's bloodied soil

    Posted Aug 14th 2003, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... a long-time supporter, has promised to step down by October to make way for an interim government that will lead the country to democratic elections. By then, United Nations peacekeepers will have ... in neighbouring Ivory Coast and Sierra Leone in return for diamonds is the basis for the charges he faces from the United Nations-backed Special Court for Sierra Leone. While many Liberians are putting ...

  4. A fear of abandonment

    Posted Jul 31st 2003, 12:00am by Brad Glosserman

    ... or the region. The Japanese government is driven by concern for its alliance with the United States. Its motivation is purely defensive. The new bill will allow Japan to send about 1,000 personnel to assist reconstruction efforts in Iraq. It has allowed its soldiers to participate in United Nations-authorised peacekeeping operations since 1992, but the UN has to legitimate the dispatch (by ...

  5. India declines to send its troops to Iraq under the US

    Posted Jul 15th 2003, 12:00am by Maseeh Rahman

    ... yesterday that India would be willing to participate in peacekeeping operations in Iraq only if it was under a United Nations mandate. But in order to ensure that the decision is not misinterpreted ... It would participate in peacekeeping but only as part of UN-mandated force India will not send combat troops to maintain peace in Iraq under the command of United States-led coalition ...

  6. Government takes tough stance on suicide bombings

    Posted Nov 15th 2003, 12:00am by Richard Warren

    ... are becoming an everyday occurrence for the media.' On Iraq, Mr Verhofstadt insists the United Nations should lead reconstruction efforts, with peacekeeping troops placed under its command. ... The 'purple coalition' also supports the creation of a European defence force, further European Union (EU) integration and enlargement, and a leading role for the United Nations ...

  7. Only the United Nations can bring peace to Iraq

    Posted Sep 07th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The United States' call for international help to bring stability to Iraq is welcome acknowledgment after five months of escalating, factious violence that its efforts have been inadequate. Only the United Nations can provide a remedy, but it should do so only with the understanding that it has complete control of peacekeeping and reconstruction operations. ...

  8. US efforts a relief for Liberia and the world

    Posted Aug 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The cries for help from Liberia's war-ravaged people will soon be answered by multinational commitments. Although belated, the combined effort by the United States, the United Nations ... a US-sponsored resolution to contribute a peacekeeping force showed that despite the debacle over Iraq, the world body can still perform its intended role. While the US insisted that peacekeepers accused ...

  9. Unfaithful friends

    Posted Nov 13th 2003, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... generously, including refurbishing its Foreign Ministry and providing equipment and funds for the capital's power supply. Ultimately, however, mainland China won out. Its membership of the United Nations Security Council, which had to approve a resolution to send peacekeeping forces to war-torn Liberia, gave it leverage. No doubt, Beijing will also have to provide economic aid ...

  10. The UN is relevant, but it may need reform

    Posted Sep 25th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... One year ago, US President George W. Bush stood before the United Nations General Assembly and threatened to go to war in Iraq with or without the international body's consent. The UN ... in the project of rebuilding Iraq and turning it into an anchor country within a democratic Middle East. Such a vision cannot come about without a reinvigorated United Nations. In the short term, the US ...




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