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  1. News - World - SOUTH SUDAN

    Mob forces way into UN base in South Sudan, opens fire, kills 48 civilians

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 10:18pm by Reuters

    ... been killed and tens of thousands have sought refuge at UN bases around the country. "This attack on a location where civilians are being protected by the United Nations is a serious ... at the UN compound. US Ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, condemned all recent attacks on civilians and the United Nations in South Sudan, saying "particularly egregious ...

  2. News - World - SYRIA

    UN says 3 peacekeepers abducted between Israel-Syria

    Posted May 17th 2013, 09:35am by Associated Press at the United Nations

    ... Associated Press at the United Nations Armed men broke into a UN outpost in a buffer zone separating Israel and Syria and abducted three UN military observers, the UN peacekeeping chief said on Thursday. Herve Ladsous said that the unarmed observers were held for about five hours and released unharmed on Wednesday morning. It was the third abduction of UN peacekeepers ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ... and journalists. Indeed, 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. News - Asia - EAST TIMOR

    UN ends its East Timor peacekeeping mission after 13 years

    Posted Jan 01st 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Dili The UN ends its mission as Asia's youngest nation faces a future fraught with challenges Peacekeepers leave Timor 13 years on The UN ended its peacekeeping mission in East Timor yesterday after 13 years in Asia's youngest nation following a bloody transition to independence- leaving behind a country facing the task of tackling rampant ...

  9. News - World - SOUTH SUDAN

    Brutal civil war leaves South Sudan on brink of collapse

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 12:27am by AFP

    ... the world's youngest nation is spiralling towards collapse. With a ceasefire deal in tatters, the United Nations fear more than one million people are at risk of famine, and analysts warn the war ... the ICG said, pointing to a plan by regional nations to send in military forces in addition to UN peacekeepers. Neighbouring Uganda has sent in troops and jet fighters to back the government, ...




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