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NATO plans new Afghan mission after 2014


June 4th, 2012 - 11:17 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Afghanistan and NATO have agreed to develop a plan for a new international peacekeeping mission in the country after 2014 when Afghan forces take full ... Read more...

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9,000 displaced in Somalia violence


May 27th, 2012 - 12:31 am ICT by IANS
Nairobi, May 26 (IANS) At least 9,200 people have been displaced in a fierce battle raging between the coalition forces and the insurgents near the Somali capital, the UN refugee ... Read more...

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CRPF women contingent leaves for Liberia


February 16th, 2012 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, Feb 16 (IANS) A contingent of 124 women officers of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) Thursday left on a year-long peacekeeping mission in Liberia.The team is headed by ... Read more...

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17 killed in Mogadishu fighting


June 3rd, 2011 - 1:28 am ICT by IANS
Mogadishu, June 2 (IANS) At least 17 people were killed and many others injured in fierce battles between Somali government forces and Islamist insurgents Thursday over control of the ... Read more...

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Popular singer Martelly elected as President of Haiti


April 5th, 2011 - 9:57 pm ICT by BNO News
PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI (BNO NEWS) -- Popular singer Joseph Michel Martelly on Monday was elected as the new President of Haiti after winning the run-off election, Le Nouvelliste newspaper reported on Tuesday.The 50-year-old ... Read more...

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More 30 die when UN plane crashes in DR Congo


April 5th, 2011 - 7:36 pm ICT by BNO News
KINSHASA, DR CONGO (BNO NEWS) -- A United Nations plane carrying more than 30 people crashed in the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo on Monday afternoon, officials said, killing all ... 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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Four peacekeepers killed in Somalia


August 30th, 2010 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
Mogadishu, Aug 30 (DPA) Four African Union peacekeepers were among 10 people killed in the Somali capital Mogadishu Monday as the Horn of Africa nation's president called for help against a growing ... Read more...

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‘Hijacked’ Russian helicopter returns to base


July 28th, 2010 - 4:21 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Russian helicopter allegedly hijacked by militants in Sudan returned unscathed to its base in Darfur Tuesday, aviation company said. Earlier Tuesday, Russian foreign ministry said a helicopter ... Read more...

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Pak objects to seizure of Karachi bound ship by India


June 28th, 2010 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, June 28 (ANI): Pakistan has objected to India seizing a Karachi bound ship which purportedly carried huge cache of arms and ammunition, saying the sea carrier was on duty of the ... Read more...

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Dubious Pak-bound ship carrying explosives tugged to Kolkata port for investigation


June 27th, 2010 - 11:44 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, June 27(ANI): The dubious Pakistan-bound ship, MV Aegean Glory, was on Sunday brought to Kolkata port by the Coast Guard and the Calcutta Port Trust authorities.Earlier, the ship was accosted beyond ... Read more...

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Ship mystery resolved as UN confirms consignment (Lead)


June 27th, 2010 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 27 (IANS) The mystery surrounding the Karachi-bound ship, intercepted on the Hooghly with arms and ammunition used by multi-national troops in a United Nations peacekeeping mission, was resolved Sunday with ... Read more...

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UN probes firing on Indian troopers by Pakistani officer


June 22nd, 2010 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) The United Nations is probing an incident of firing by a Pakistani army officer on an Indian paramilitary camp that is part of a peacekeeping mission in ... Read more...

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48 killed in Sudan violence


June 20th, 2010 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
Khartoum, June 20 (IANS) At least 48 people have been killed in clashes over the weekend between two rival tribal groups in western Sudan, Xinhua reported. The fatalities occurred when members of the ... Read more...

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UN reports surge in Darfur fighting, high fatalities


June 15th, 2010 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
New York, June 14 (DPA) Fighting in Sudan's Darfur region has increased in recent weeks, creating a serious hindrance to peacekeeping efforts, United Nations and African officials said Monday. Speakers addressing the UN ... Read more...

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Around 200 UN personnel missing in the Haiti earthquake


January 15th, 2010 - 12:37 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Port-Au-Prince, Jan 14 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Around 200 UN personnel were reported missing in the 7.0-magnitude Haitian earthquake which happened around 4.53 p.m. local time on Tuesday. It was the strongest ... Read more...

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100 UN staff among ‘hundreds’ killed in Haiti quake


January 13th, 2010 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Jan 13 (DPA) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said Wednesday "hundreds" of people may have been killed by a strong earthquake and its aftershocks that hit Haiti a day earlier, ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan peacekeeping troops safe after powerful earthquake in Haiti


January 13th, 2010 - 6:41 pm ICT by BNO News
COLOMBO, SRI LANKA (BNO NEWS) -- Sri Lankan peacekeeping troops in Haiti are safe after a powerful 7.0-magnitude earthquake on Tuesday destroyed large parts of the country's capital, a spokesman said ... Read more...

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Scientists rely on maths model to outwit terrorists


December 18th, 2009 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 18 (IANS) A maths model developed by researchers can outwit terrorists by predicting the likelihood of attacks, their timing and strength. The model was developed by researchers at the University of ... Read more...

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Three UN peacekeepers killed in Darfur


December 6th, 2009 - 4:21 am ICT by IANS
Nairobi/Khartoum, Dec 6 (DPA) Three UN peacekeepers were killed in an attack by unknown gunmen in Sudan's volatile western Darfur region, a spokesman for the peacekeeping mission said. Two of the three Rwandan ... 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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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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Somali rebel leader calls for more attacks on peacekeeping forces


September 21st, 2009 - 4:18 am ICT by IANS
Mogadishu, Sep 21 (Xinhua) The radical Islamist rebel leader of Somalia, Sheikh Hassan Dahir Aweys, has called for more suicide attacks against forces of the African Union (AU) peacekeeping Mission in Somalia ... Read more...

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African Union calls for military aid to Somalia


September 19th, 2009 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi/Addis Abba, Sep 19 (DPA) Somalia's Western-backed government needs military assistance in the wake of a suicide bombing at an African Union (AU) mission in Mogadishu, an AU official said Saturday. "They need ... Read more...

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Spain sets target for Afghan withdrawal


September 10th, 2009 - 8:01 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, Sep 10 (Xinhua) Spain will withdraw its troops from Afghanistan within five years, Defence Minister Carme Chacon said. The remarks followed Spain's recent announcement that it would send another 220 soldiers ... Read more...

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EU extends Georgia peacekeeping mission


July 27th, 2009 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, July 27 (DPA) Unarmed European Union (EU) ceasefire monitors will stay in Georgia until at least September 2010 in a bid to keep the peace between the country, its breakaway regions ... Read more...

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Peace process in Nepal has stagnated: UN


July 25th, 2009 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
By Betwa Sharma United Nations, July 25 (IANS) Efforts to bring stability in Nepal are suffering setbacks, Karin Landgren, the special representative of the UN secretary-general for Nepal, said here."The peace process ... Read more...

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Rwandan Army general to head Darfur peace mission


July 25th, 2009 - 4:53 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, July 25 (Xinhua) The UN and the African Union have named a Rwandan lieutenant-general to head the joint peacekeeping mission in Darfur in western Sudan, officials said Friday. Lt. Gen. Patrick ... Read more...

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NATO condemns Afghan attacks


February 12th, 2009 - 2:45 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, Feb 12 (DPA) NATO strongly condemned Wednesday's terrorist attacks in Kabul, saying they provide further evidence that the Taliban insurgency does not seek the betterment of the Afghan people. NATO spokesman James ... Read more...

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Dhaka poll was cancelled due to threat: army chief


February 3rd, 2009 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Feb 3 (IANS) Dhaka's military leadership sought cancellation of parliamentary elections in January 2007 because some "powerful countries" threatened to get the UN to withdraw Bangladeshis from peacekeeping missions, the army ... Read more...

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India sends peacekeeping troops to Lebanon


January 19th, 2009 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 19 (ANI): A unit of the Army contingent left on UN peace keeping mission to Lebanon from here on Monday. Third largest contributor to UN peacekeeping operations, India ... Read more...

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Malaysia to pull out of Philippine peacekeeping mission


November 27th, 2008 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, Nov 27 (DPA) Malaysia said Thursday it was withdrawing its troops from an international peacekeeping mission in the troubled southern Philippines amid stalled peace talks between the Philippine government and Muslim ... Read more...

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UN approaches India, others for more troops for Congo


November 21st, 2008 - 1:55 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Nov 21 (IANS) The UN has approached India and several other nations to send more troops to the conflict-prone African nation of Congo, where the world body has a peacekeeping ... Read more...

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Officer’s arrest has dented force’s image: Deputy army chief


November 6th, 2008 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 6 (IANS) The Indian Army Thursday conceded that the arrest of Lt. Col. Shrikant Purohit in connection with a terror blast late September - the first case of a ... Read more...

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Dozens killed in Sudan refugee camp


August 26th, 2008 - 5:33 am ICT by IANS
Nairobi/Khartoum, Aug 26 (DPA) Forces loyal to the Sudanese government have massacred dozens of people in a refugee camp in South Darfur, a rebel group claimed Monday.The BBC, quoting a spokesman for ... Read more...

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