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UN chief working for peaceful solution in Syria


July 22nd, 2012 - 8:55 am ICT by IANS
Brijuni (Croatia), July 22 (IANS) ) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon has said he is working with UN-Arab League joint special envoy Kofi Annan to push for a peaceful solution ... Read more...

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Rwanda seeks India’s support for UN seat


June 29th, 2012 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) Projecting its democratic and economic transformation on the 50th anniversary of its independence, Rwanda, a rising economy in east Africa, Friday sought India's backing for ... Read more...

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Germany to give $190 mn to Afghanistan after 2014


May 17th, 2012 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
Berlin, May 16 (IANS) Germany will give 150 million euros ($190 million) worth of cash aid to Afghanistan a year after international peacekeeping forces pull out on schedule in 2014 ... Read more...

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G4 to meet on UN reforms in New York


September 17th, 2011 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) India, Germany, Brazil and Japan will meet on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) session in New York later this month ... Read more...

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French diplomat appointed new UN peacekeeping chief


September 3rd, 2011 - 8:33 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Sep 3 (IANS) Veteran French diplomat Herve Ladsous has been appointed the new head of UN peacekeeping, and will oversee more than 100,000 personnel serving in more than ... 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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Landmine kills four UN peacekeepers in Sudan’s Abyei


August 2nd, 2011 - 11:36 pm ICT by BNO News
ABYEI, SUDAN (BNO NEWS) -- Four peacekeepers part of the newly-established United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) in Sudan were killed on Tuesday when a landmine exploded in the region, ... Read more...

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Japanese troops may train with Australian troops: Gillard


April 23rd, 2011 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
Canberra, April 23 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard said Saturday Japanese troops could be allowed to train in Australian defence units under a new vision for greater military co-operation ... 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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India reiterates commitment to peacekeeping


February 24th, 2011 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar United Nations, Feb 24 (IANS) Noting that India has partnered UN peacekeeping since its inception in the 1950s, India has reiterated its commitment to the furtherance of international peace ... Read more...

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India, G4 partners push hard for Security Council expansion (Lead)


February 12th, 2011 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Feb 12 (IANS) India along with Brazil, Germany and Japan - the other G4 countries - has called for expanding the permanent membership in the United Nations Security Council in ... Read more...

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Krishna links security with enhancing economic development in UNSC


February 12th, 2011 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Feb 12 (ANI): External Affairs Minister S M Krishna has said that there is a link between enhancing economic development and the goals of international peace and security.Addressing a high-level ... 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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Pak not seeking permanent UN Security Council seat: Qureshi


December 20th, 2010 - 5:42 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec 20(ANI): Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said that his country was not seeking a permanent seat in the United Nations Security Council (UNSC).In a written reply during a ... Read more...

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240 victims of mass rape in Congo: UN


September 2nd, 2010 - 5:15 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Sep 2 (IANS) The UN Wednesday said the number of civilians who had been brutally gang raped recently in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo now exceeds ... Read more...

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Stop drug trafficking to wipe out poverty: UN


June 27th, 2010 - 9:19 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, June 27 (IANS) Fighting drug abuse, trafficking and other social evils must be parts of the battle against poverty, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon has said. "Our work to achieve the Millennium ... Read more...

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India to recall choppers on UN work for internal actions


June 23rd, 2010 - 12:15 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) India has sounded out its permanent mission at the UN for "phased withdrawal" of its helicopters from peacekeeping operations in Africa for internal deployment, Foreign Secretary ... Read more...

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Thailand protesters reject call to end demonstrations


April 5th, 2010 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, April 5 (DPA) Anti-government protesters Monday rejected Thai authorities' demands to end their demonstration at a key shopping and tourism district in the heart of Bangkok. The protesters, known as the ... Read more...

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UN mission in Afghanistan extended one more year


March 23rd, 2010 - 2:20 am ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) – The Security Council voted today to extend the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) for another 12 months and to expand its mandate to include support ... Read more...

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India offers its expertise for UN peacekeeping


February 24th, 2010 - 10:42 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Feb 24 (IANS) India has offered its experience and expertise to the United Nations for its peacekeeping and peace-building efforts saying it stands ready to do more for international peace ... 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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CRPF women contingent heads for Liberia UN peace mission


February 8th, 2010 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
By Shreeraj GudiNew Delhi, Feb 8 (ANI): The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) on Monday flagged of its fourth women contingent to Liberia for a United Nations Peace Keeping assignment.Addressing the contingent ... Read more...

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Police search for fugitives from prisons in quake-hit Haiti


January 19th, 2010 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Jan 19 (RIA Novosti) UN and Haitian police are searching for convicts who escaped from destroyed prisons following a devastating quake that hit the Caribbean nation last week, the UN ... Read more...

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UN peace units to protect aid in quake-hit Haiti


January 19th, 2010 - 11:34 am ICT by IANS
New York, Jan 19 (DPA) United Nations peacekeepers in Haiti will provide security to food convoys and distribution centres as angry earthquake victims showed signs of restlessness in Port-au-Prince, UN peacekeeping officials ... 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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UN Haiti headquarter collapses in earthquake


January 13th, 2010 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Jan 13 (IANS) The headquarter of the UN mission in Haiti has collapsed in a massive earthquake that struck the country Tuesday evening, an official said. Under Secretary General for Peacekeeping ... Read more...

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Classified documents reveal hostility between Brit, US commanders


November 23rd, 2009 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov.23 (ANI): A deep hostility prevailed between British and American military commanders in Iraq, classified government documents leaked to the Daily Telegraph, have revealed.In the papers, the British chief of ... Read more...

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EU military committee chief visits South-East Asia


October 15th, 2009 - 9:46 am ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Oct 15 (DPA) The European Union is interested in boosting cooperation with South-East Asia in fighting piracy in the Malacca Straits, disaster relief and peacekeeping missions, the EU chief representative for ... Read more...

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Indo -US war games in Babina


October 12th, 2009 - 8:18 pm ICT by ANI
Babina (Uttar Pradesh) Oct 12 (ANI): Indian and US armies started the joint war games Yudha Abhayas 09 at Babina cantonment area in Jhansi District of Uttar Pradesh on Monday.The 18 -day ... 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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UN considers peacekeeping deployment to Somalia


May 16th, 2008 - 5:05 am ICT by admin
DPA New York, May 16 (DPA) The UN Security Council decided Thursday to send a political mission to Somalia in advance of a peacekeeping operation in the Horn of Africa nation. South Africa ... Read more...

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Indian Army probing gold smuggling charge against Congo peacekeepers (Lead)


April 28th, 2008 - 10:13 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi/London, April 28 (IANS) The Indian Army has ordered a probe into allegations of gold trafficking by three Indian peacekeepers in the Congo - but denied charges of gunrunning in the ... Read more...

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BSF teams leaves on Congo peacekeeping mission


February 13th, 2008 - 7:30 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Feb 13 (ANI): A third contingent of 125 Border Security Force (BSF) personnel, including 10 women, left for Congo on Wednesday to join a United Nation's peacekeeping mission there. According to ... Read more...

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India-Africa ties set to be redefined


February 12th, 2008 - 6:20 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Feb 12 (ANI): Recognising the immense opportunities for cooperation with Africa, India is set to redefine its relations with the 54-nation continent by enhancing engagement, particularly in the economic field. ... Read more...

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