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  1. News - World - BRIEFS

    Briefs, March 10, 2013

    Posted Mar 10th 2013, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... native Jordan to face terrorism charges. Reuters   UN peacekeepers freed after Syria capture AMMAN- Twenty-one United Nations peacekeepers captured by Syrian rebels and held for three days in a southern Syrian village crossed safely into neighbouring Jordan, rebels and a UN official in Damascus said. The Filipino peacekeepers were seized in the village of Jamla by the Martyrs of Yarmouk ...

  2. Chinese team to take body back

    Posted Jul 28th 2006, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... reported the officer's wife, Li Lingling, was travelling with the team. UN observer Du Zhaoyu was the first Chinese national to be killed in the Israel-Lebanon conflict. Du was one of 180 Chinese officers, soldiers and observers working as part of the UN peacekeeping mission. News of Du's death was carried on the front pages of several national dailies and drew more than ...

  3. News - World - CONGO

    Congo rebels ready to fight new UN forces

    Posted May 07th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... of the Congo have said they are prepared to respond to any attack by the United Nations' first offensive force. In March, the UN Security Council renewed the mandate of the UN mission in the Congo ... with an artillery unit and attack helicopters, and is intended to neutralise the year-long M23 rebellion and other armed groups in the eastern Congo. But Colonel Vianney Kazarama, the military spokesman ...

  4. The Whistleblower

    Posted Aug 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Rachel Weisz (left) stars in this political thriller centring on a policewoman assigned to be a United Nations peacekeeping contractor in post-war Bosnia who is thrust into an international scandal involving human trafficking and sex slavery. In English with Chinese subtitles. Aug 15, 9.30pm, UA Langham Place, 8/F-11/F Langham Place, 8 Argyle St, Mong Kok, HK$65 Urbtix. ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Suspect in murder of Irish soldiers in Lebanon arrested in Detroit

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 10:02pm by AP

    ... and killing of two Irish soldiers serving as United Nations peacekeepers in Lebanon 34 years ago. US Immigration and Customs Enforcement last Tuesday detained Mahmoud Bazzi, 71, at his home ... committed to rooting out alleged human rights violators who seek a safe haven in the United States". Before his arrest, Bazzi denied killing Derek Smallhorne and Thomas Barrett, telling ...

  7. News - World

    France says it will support Mali to fight rebels even as troops withdrawn

    Posted Nov 18th 2013, 05:30am by AFP

    ... troops in Mali but wants to reduce the figure to 1,000 by the end of January. A United Nations peacekeeping force meant to replace the French is expected to eventually reach 12,640 troops ... as it plans to withdraw most of its troops from the African nation. Valls, visiting Mali in the final stages of a French-led military operation to oust al-Qaeda-linked militants from the northern ...

  8. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippines may pull peacekeepers from Golan

    Posted May 10th 2013, 06:40pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila The Philippines said on Friday it may quickly withdraw from a United Nations peacekeeping force in the Golan Heights because of security concerns, following ... to expose our people any further, any more than we need to.” Del Rosario said he understood it normally required a three-month notice period to withdraw troops from a United Nations peacekeeping ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    China's role as peacekeeper shows it is a responsible power

    Posted Jun 05th 2014, 03:48am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial China's vital role in peacekeeping China has made a significant contribution to international peace and security in the 25 years it has been taking part in United Nations peacekeeping operations. People's Liberation Army personnel have built and repaired more than 8,000km of roads, defused 8,700 landmines and other explosive devices and treated ...

  10. News - Asia - EAST TIMOR

    UN hands full police powers to E. Timor

    Posted Oct 31st 2012, 03:54pm by Agence France-Presse in Dili

    ... Agence France-Presse in Dili United Nations peacekeepers in East Timor on Wednesday handed full responsibility for policing to Asia’s youngest nation, Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao announced. The National Police of East Timor “are assuming full responsibility for maintaining law and order”, he said in a statement. In March last year the United Nations Integrated Mission ...




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