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  1. 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 ...

  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

    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 ...

  4. News - World

    UN has moral responsibility to end Haiti cholera outbreak, Ban says

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 01:45am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in New York UN has 'responsibility to end cholera outbreak' The United Nations has a "moral responsibility" to help impoverished Haiti end a devastating cholera outbreak some blame on peacekeepers, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says. Ban spoke to The Miami Herald ahead of a visit to the Caribbean nation due to begin yesterday during which ...

  5. News - World - GAZA

    Israel dismisses United Nations probe into Gaza war crimes

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 09:14pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Geneva The United Nations has named experts to an international commission of inquiry into possible human rights violations and war crimes committed by both sides during Israel's military offensive in Gaza. Israel, however, dismissed the inquiry as a UN Human Rights Council "kangaroo court". William Schabas, a Canadian professor of international law, ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. News - World - DR CONGO

    Ban vows peacekeepers will stay in Goma

    Posted Nov 19th 2012, 12:13pm by Agence France-Presse in Goma

    ... or target MONUSCO [the UN mission] will not be tolerated,” according to a statement released by his office. The United Nations has about 6,700 troops in Nord Kivu province, backing government forces ... units” had been deployed across Goma. After a three-month truce, fighting in the region resumed on Thursday, just two days after the United Nations and the United States imposed sanctions ...

  8. 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. ...

  9. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippine troops eager for next UN peacekeeping deployment

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 02:27pm by AFP

    ... abroad. Nicor is training with hundreds of other battle-hardened troops to join a UN peacekeeping mission overseas, continuing a tradition that began more than 50 years ago when Philippine ... and prompted the UN to withdraw its peacekeeping force from the Syrian side of the territory. Dozens of the Philippine soldiers who battled the Syrian rebels were among more than 240 peacekeepers who ...

  10. 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 ...




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