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UN approves sending 300 observers to Syria

April 22nd, 2012 - 12:42 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The UN Security Council (UNSC) Saturday authorised a dispatch of 300 military observers to Syria to supervise on the ceasefire between the government and opposition ... Read more...

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U.S. Vice President Biden makes unannounced trip to Afghanistan

January 11th, 2011 - 4:56 am ICT by BNO News
KABUL (BNO NEWS) -- U.S. Vice President Joe Biden arrived on a surprise visit to Afghanistan on Monday night to evaluate progress towards a withdrawal of U.S. troops, the White House said.During ... Read more...

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Major Laishram Jyotin Singh conferred Ashok Chakra award posthumously for role in Afghanistan

August 14th, 2010 - 9:11 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug.14 (ANI): On the Independence Day-eve the President Pratibha Devisingh Patil conferred the Ashok Chakra award to Major Laishram Jyotin Singh.Maj Laishram Jyotin Singh gave up his life for ... Read more...

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UN asked to deploy more police, troops to Haiti

January 19th, 2010 - 12:45 am ICT by IANS
New York, Jan 18 (DPA) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Monday asked the UN Security Council to send 2,000 more military troops and 1,500 police to Haiti to provide security and assist ... Read more...

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UN extends mission’s mandate in Haiti another year

October 14th, 2009 - 3:04 am ICT by IANS
New York, Oct 14 (DPA) The UN Security Council Tuesday gave its peacekeeping mission in Haiti a one-year mandate extension so it can complete the work of training the Haitian national police ... Read more...

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UN peacekeepers killed in Haiti chopper crash (Lead)

October 10th, 2009 - 8:33 am ICT by IANS
New York, Oct 10 (DPA) A UN surveillance plane crashed in Haiti Friday, killing all 11 people on board, the UN said. The dead included the crew members and peacekeepers from Uruguay and ... Read more...

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UN peacekeeping plane crashes in Haiti

October 10th, 2009 - 6:07 am ICT by IANS
New York, Oct 11 (DPA) A UN surveillance plane carrying six to 10 UN peacekeepers went down in Haiti Friday, but the cause of the crash was not immediately known, the UN ... Read more...

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Renewed mandate for UN mission in southern Lebanon

August 28th, 2009 - 1:07 am ICT by IANS
New York, Aug 27 (DPA) The United Nations Security Council Thursday renewed the mandate of its peacekeeping force in southern Lebanon for another year and called on parties in conflict in the ... Read more...

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