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  1. News - World - SECURITY

    Twitter sues United States government over disclosure of national security information requests

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 10:55pm by Reuters

    ... to someone outside the United States. In a separate case, a federal appeals court in San Francisco was yesterday due to hear arguments on whether the FBI can gag recipients of national security ... Reuters in San Francisco Internet firm is angry that it cannot reveal information about US national security requests for private user information Twitter sues over snooping disclosure ...

  2. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Vietnam to participate in UN peacekeeping missions

    Posted Feb 26th 2013, 12:45pm by Associated Press in Hanoi

    ... Associated Press in Hanoi Vietnam has said it will begin participating in UN peacekeeping operations from early next year. The move is a further sign that the country of 87 million wants to play a bigger international role. The state-controlled Tien Phong newspaper on Tuesday quoted Vice-Defence Minister Nguyen Chi Vinh as telling visiting assistant United Nations General ...

  3. Rising peacekeeper role burnishes China's image

    Posted Jan 25th 2008, 12:00am by David Fullbrook

    ... David Fullbrook The United Nations-African Union force sent to protect civilians from Arab militias in Sudan's Darfur is in trouble. Last July, the Security Council approved sending ... if other nations took peacekeeping as seriously, there might be fewer instances of UN troops abusing civilians. The presence of Chinese troops is also helping to burnish China's ...

  4. The Chinese peacekeepers

    Posted Jul 30th 2006, 12:00am by Billy Adams

    ... participation in United Nations peacekeeping forces. How long has China been part of the UN's peacekeeping missions? The UN itself has been trying to keep the peace in the world's flashpoints ... peacekeeping committee. Two years later the first Chinese military observers went to the Middle East and in 1992 the nation's first 'blue helmet' troops- a company of engineers- headed ...

  5. News - World - SYRIA

    Philippines seeks increased protection for UN peacekeepers in Golan Heights

    Posted Jun 22nd 2013, 12:00am by NYT

    ... The New York Times Philippines seeks increased protection for its troops in border zone as Syrian conflict worsens Manila may pull peacekeepers at risk in Golan The future of the United Nations peacekeeping force in the disputed Golan Heights was thrown into further doubt as the Philippines, which provides one-third of the force's soldiers, warned that it might withdraw ...

  6. News - Asia - EAST TIMOR

    Australian police officers leave East Timor as peacekeeping mission ends

    Posted Dec 16th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Australian officers serving with the UN Police boarded a Darwin-bound plane from the capital Dili as the United Nations prepares to officially end its peacekeeping mission by December 31. ... Agence France-Presse in Dili Last batch of police officers depart for home as international peacekeeping effort draws to end Australian forces leave East Timor Australia withdrew its last ...

  7. News - Asia - CAMBODIA

    Australian deal to send refugees to Cambodia slated by United Nations

    Posted Sep 26th 2014, 01:35pm by AFP

    ... Penh and Canberra yesterday signed a controversial agreement to resettle Australia-bound refugees in Cambodia, a deal the United Nations criticised as a "worrying departure from ... of the poorest nations in Southeast Asia and its recent human rights record has drawn international criticism. "The number and timing of refugee settlement will be determined by Cambodia," ...

  8. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    US and Australia drop sanctions against Fiji following democratic elections

    Posted Oct 31st 2014, 04:21pm by AFP

    ... in the Pacific island nation last month following eight years of military rule. United States ambassador Frankie Reed said that in recognition of Fiji's return to democracy, Washington was lifting ... Fiji's provides troops for UN peacekeeping operations but there have been questions over the quality of their training because they have been unable to work with Australian, US and New Zealand ...

  9. News - World - IVORY COAST

    UN urged to replace peacekeepers with drones in fragile Ivory Coast

    Posted Apr 19th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... a major economic powerhouse for the west Africa sub-region. "Ivory Coast still faces serious threats that need to be addressed to ensure lasting stability," wrote United Nations ... The Guardian Push for greater use of unmanned military aircraft after forces leave sub-Saharan Africa Replace peacekeepers with drones, UN urged Peacekeepers in Ivory Coast could ...

  10. News - Asia - EAST TIMOR

    East Timor bids farewell to peacekeepers after 13 years

    Posted Dec 31st 2012, 09:31am by Agence France-Presse in Dili

    ... Agence France-Presse in Dili The UN ends its peacekeeping mission in East Timor on Monday after 13 years of boots on the ground in Asia’s youngest nation following a bloody transition ... election of a new president and parliament. “The Timorese people and its leaders have shown courage and unswerving resolve to overcome great challenges,” United Nations Integrated Mission ...




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