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  1. 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. ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. US plays it safe from the sidelines in Liberia

    Posted Aug 01st 2003, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... an emergency summit in Accra. Mohamed ibn Chambas said Liberian President Charles Taylor must step down and leave for Nigeria by Thursday. Earlier, a diplomat at the United Nations said the Nigerian-led force would involve 3,250 troops, although the United States and other nations are still holding back on committing troops. While the West African force might be able to do the tough job, ...

  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. Death, despair and a glimmer of hope in Liberia

    Posted Aug 02nd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and water are in short supply and malnutrition and disease rife. The United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) said in a report last month that most families are headed by women whose husbands ... desperate citizens pinned their hopes on 3,250 African peacekeepers, who begin deploying on Monday - even as fighting continued yesterday. With the implementation of a peace plan, Liberians may have ...

  7. Three-nation crack unit needed to fight terrorism, says Ramos

    Posted Sep 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... that an agreement signed by the three nations to share intelligence was insufficient and that his proposal would complete the arrangement. The taskforce would have permission to operate in each ... available for certain disciplines for such a unit,' Mr Ramos said. The idea received mixed reaction from Southeast Asian counterterrorism experts. Senior fellow with the Asia-Pacific Centre ...

  8. Let's give the United Nations an Asian home

    Posted Jul 12th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... In 1945, when the location for the United Nations head office was being decided, the initial choice was between a site in Europe and one in the United States. Europe lost by two votes, and today's UN headquarters in New York received its initial occupants in 1950. The former League of Nations complex in Geneva serves as the alternate main office. Twice as many UN meetings are held ...

  9. Favouritism undermines Iraqi reconstruction

    Posted Dec 11th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the willing'- a list of countries that would back military action even if the United Nations did not endorse it. This week's announcement that lucrative reconstruction contracts would be open only ... the funds will be coming from the United Nations, international donors and US taxpayers. On-the-ground security remains a big concern for coalition allies that have sent or are planning to send ...

  10. Bush will share Iraq burden, to a point

    Posted Oct 02nd 2003, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... administration has no desire to cede control of Iraq's reconstruction to the United Nations, observers believe. With the task of rebuilding Iraq straining American financial and military resources, ... by the carefully worded language in the document, analysts in Washington said yesterday. They agreed the Bush administration still had no intention of allowing the United Nations anything more than ...




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