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UN peacekeeper killed in armed attack at IDP camp in South Darfur


August 13th, 2012 - 12:15 am ICT by BNO News
NYALA, SUDAN (BNO NEWS) -- A peacekeeper was killed Sunday when gunmen opened fire in a United Nations (UN) community policing center in Sudan's troubled Darfur region, the African Union-United Nations Mission ... Read more...

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UN to send 300 peacekeepers to Syria by May-end


May 2nd, 2012 - 10:03 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, May 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The UN will send its 300 international unarmed observers to Syria by the end of May, said Herve Ladsous, the head of the UN ... Read more...

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Ban Ki-moon arrives in Bangladesh


November 13th, 2011 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Nov 13 (IANS) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon arrived here Sunday evening on a three-day visit as part of his three-nation tour that will also take him to ... Read more...

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Force not the only way of protecting civilians in conflicts: India (Lead)


November 10th, 2011 - 11:44 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Nov 10 (IANS) With a clear allusion to how the West was dealing with recent conflict situations in the Arab world, India has called for an integrated approach ... Read more...

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Pakistan seeks support for UNSC seat


September 28th, 2011 - 4:07 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Sep 28 (IANS) Pakistani Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar has sought support from the global community for her country's candidature for a non-permanent seat on the UN Security ... Read more...

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Uganda jails two for roles in deadly World Cup bombing


September 17th, 2011 - 2:00 pm ICT by BNO News
KAMPALA (BNO NEWS) -- Uganda's High Court on Friday sentenced two men to 25 years and 5 years in jail for their involvement in the twin bombings which killed 76 people in ... Read more...

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UN to review peacekeeping, India presses for more funds


August 16th, 2011 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) India, one of the largest contributors to UN peacekeeping operations, has pressed for more financing and greater innovation in deploying troops in the conflict zones ... Read more...

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Iran offers Britain peacekeepers to deal with riots


August 12th, 2011 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Aug 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Iran is ready to send paramilitary volunteers to Britain to help "establish security and stability" in the wake of the widespread riots, Iranian media reported ... Read more...

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UN says Sudan threatened to shoot down its helicopter


August 5th, 2011 - 11:40 pm ICT by BNO News
ABYEI, SUDAN (BNO NEWS) -- The United Nations (UN) on Friday said that (North) Sudanese authorities threatened to shoot down a helicopter which was trying to medically evacuate three seriously injured peacekeepers ... Read more...

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Uganda issues terror alert on Al Qaeda-linked group


August 4th, 2011 - 11:09 am ICT by IANS
Kampala, Aug 4 (IANS) Uganda has issued a fresh terror alert about a threat from Somalia-based, Al Qaeda-linked outfit Al Shabaab, Xinhua reported.Police chief Maj. Gen. Kale Kayihura Wednesday said ... Read more...

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India to focus on UN peacekeeping during presidency


August 3rd, 2011 - 9:51 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Aug 3 (IANS) India will focus on the issue of UN peacekeeping during its UN Security Council presidency for the month of August, Hardeep Singh Puri, permanent representative ... Read more...

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Sudan recognises South as independent state


July 9th, 2011 - 3:44 am ICT by IANS
Juba, July 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Khartoum, the capital city of Sudan, officially recognised the independence of South Sudan a day before it is to officially become Africa's 53rd state after ... Read more...

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US hails UN resolution authorising peacekeepers in Sudan


June 28th, 2011 - 9:01 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 28 (IANS) The US has welcomed swift passage of a UN Security Council resolution authorising deployment of 4,200 Ethiopian peacekeepers to the volatile Abyei region of ... Read more...

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India committed to work towards peace in Somalia


March 11th, 2011 - 11:55 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, March 11 (IANS) India has told the UN it is committed to cooperating with the transitional government in Somalia and at working towards peace and reconstruction in the ... Read more...

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India seeks reform of global security structure


February 12th, 2011 - 12:00 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Feb 12 (IANS) India has called for a reform of the international structure for maintaining peace and security and peacebuilding while offering its unmatched nation building experience for global efforts ... Read more...

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U.S. Senator John Kerry visits Sudan ahead of south’s referendum


January 8th, 2011 - 2:08 am ICT by BNO News
EL FASHER, SUDAN (BNO NEWS) -- U.S. Senator John Kerry on Friday led a delegation to North Darfur as part of a visit to the African nation ahead of Sunday's referendum in ... Read more...

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Haiti cholera toll rises to 500


November 7th, 2010 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, Nov 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) At least 500 people have died of cholera in Haiti, the health ministry said.Over 7,300 people are believed to have been infected with Vibrio Cholerae, which ... Read more...

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North Africa at risk of being overrun by al-Qaeda


October 22nd, 2010 - 6:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct. 22 (ANI): Al-Qaeda is poised to overrun five states in North Africa and the Middle East, creating terrorist safe havens from which the network can launch attack on the West, ... Read more...

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15 killed in bomb blast in Somalia (Lead)


September 1st, 2010 - 6:39 am ICT by IANS
Mogadishu, Sep 1 (IANS) At least fifteen people were killed and more than 30 injured Tuesday after a roadside bomb explosion hit two passenger buses in the Somali capital Mogadishu, officials and ... Read more...

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Security Council renews mandate of UNIFIL


August 31st, 2010 - 6:30 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Aug 31 (IANS) The UN Security Council Monday unanimously adopted a resolution to extend for another year the mandate of the UN peacekeeping mission in southern Lebanon. "The ... Read more...

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Russians kidnapped in Darfur as American released: UN


August 31st, 2010 - 12:38 am ICT by IANS
Nairobi/Khartoum, Aug 30 (DPA) Three Russian aircrew members have been kidnapped in Sudan's restive Darfur province as an American woman held for months was released, the United Nations said Monday. Earlier reports said ... Read more...

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Nearly 200 women raped rebel-held northern Congo town


August 24th, 2010 - 12:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug.24 (ANI): Nearly 200 women have been gang-raped in a northern Congo town by Rwandan Hutu FDLR insurgents and Mai Mai militia.The Scotsman quoted Stefania Trassari, a spokeswoman for the UN ... Read more...

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Four men admit to Uganda bombings


August 13th, 2010 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
Uganda, Aug 12 (DPA) Four Ugandan men Thursday confessed they were behind bomb blasts that left 76 people dead in the Ugandan capital Kampala, saying they were targeting Americans. Over 20 people have ... Read more...

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FBI begins probe into Uganda terrorist bombings


July 15th, 2010 - 12:06 am ICT by IANS
Nairobi/Kampala, July 14 (DPA) Experts from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) were in Uganda Wednesday to help probe weekend bombings by a Somali terror group that killed 76 people. The three-member ... Read more...

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Burqa clad women wielding AK-47s seen in Somalia


July 12th, 2010 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 12 (IANS) A group of burqa-clad women wielding AK-47 assault rifles and linked to the Al Qaeda has been seen in Somalia, a media report said Monday. The female fanatics hid ... Read more...

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‘Humanitarian convoys smuggled weapons in Bosnia war’


May 11th, 2010 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
The Hague, May 11 (IANS/AKI) Humanitarian convoys were used to smuggle weapons to Muslims during the Bosnia war from 1992-95, Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic, accused of genocide and war crimes, has ... Read more...

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Peacekeeping and counterinsurgency can learn from each other


February 28th, 2010 - 12:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 28 (ANI): A new study has indicated that despite the differences between peacekeeping and counterinsurgency, both these operations can actually learn from each other.On the surface, peacekeeping and counterinsurgency have ... Read more...

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UN peacekeeping official says there is hope for Darfur


February 12th, 2010 - 4:11 am ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) – A senior United Nations peacekeeping official on Thursday said there are grounds for hope in the Darfur conflict.Assistant-Secretary-General for Rule of Law and Security Institutions in the ... Read more...

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UN declares “zero tolerance” for sex abuse by peacekeepers


February 10th, 2010 - 8:34 am ICT by IANS
New York, Feb 10 (DPA) The United Nations has "zero tolerance" for sexual misconduct by international troops participating in peacekeeping missions, the UN's special representative on sexual violence in conflict said Tuesday. Margot ... Read more...

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Haiti Death Toll Ticking Up Every Moment


January 16th, 2010 - 8:40 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Haiti, Jan 16, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The earthquake in Haiti, has claimed the lives of thousands of people and the death toll is ticking up every moment. As per the official ... Read more...

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14 peacekeepers killed in Haiti quake


January 14th, 2010 - 6:07 am ICT by IANS
New York, Jan 14 (DPA) UN officials in New York confirmed Wednesday that 14 peacekeepers were killed by the earthquakes that struck Haiti and caused widespread damage. Among the dead, 10 are Brazilian ... Read more...

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Fate of Filipino peacekeepers uncertain after Haiti quake


January 13th, 2010 - 7:10 pm ICT by BNO News
MANILA (BNO NEWS) -- The fate of some Filipino peacekeepers remained uncertain on Wednesday, a day after a 7.0-magnitude earthquake destroyed much of Haiti's capital. Thousands are feared dead.According to the ... Read more...

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Eleven killed as U.N. plane crashes in Haiti


October 10th, 2009 - 12:34 pm ICT by BNO News
HAITI (BNO NEWS) – Eleven people were killed on Friday when the plane they were on crashed into a mountain in western Haiti, officials told BNO News.Eleven peacekeepers were on board ... Read more...

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‘India attaches highest priority to nuclear disarmament’


September 27th, 2009 - 9:19 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Sep 27 (IANS) Welcoming the renewed global debate on achieving a world free of nuclear weapons, India says it attaches "the highest priority" to nuclear disarmament and stands committed to ... Read more...

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India to train Liberian police force


September 23rd, 2009 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
By Manish Chand New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) Two years after sending female peacekeepers to Liberia that is rebuilding itself from the ashes of a protracted civil war, India will help the ... Read more...

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