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UN extends peacekeeping mission in Lebanon


August 31st, 2012 - 10:31 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Aug 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti)The UN Security Council has extended its peacekeeping mission in Lebanon for another year by unanimously adopting a resolution Thursday.The resolution extends the mandate of ... Read more...

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Assam Rifles contingent leaves for Haiti UN mission


June 27th, 2012 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) A 160-man contingent of India's Assam Rifles Wednesday left for the Caribbean nation of Haiti on a year-long deployment under the United Nations' stabilisation mission ... Read more...

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Pakistan second-largest troop contributor to UN


June 3rd, 2012 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 3 (IANS) Pakistan remains the second-largest contributor of troops in UN peacekeeping activities, the Pakistani military said Sunday. Bangladesh is the biggest contributor and India is third after ... Read more...

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Riots in Liberia ahead of presidential poll run-off


November 7th, 2011 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS
Monrovia, Nov 7 (IANS) A fresh riot broke out on Monday in Liberia's capital Monrovia, with casualties feared and properties being destroyed ahead of Tuesday's presidential run-off election.A Xinhua reporter ... Read more...

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Army air unit going for Congo UN mission


September 6th, 2011 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) An Indian Army aviation unit, comprising six light helicopters and 70 personnel, will leave Wednesday for a United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Congo's restive ... Read more...

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UN to help Libya post-conflict


August 26th, 2011 - 6:46 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Aug 26 (IANS) The UN will assist Libya at the directives of its new government after the current conflict in the North African nation comes to a close.United ... Read more...

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UNSC voices grave concern over Yemen


August 10th, 2011 - 11:18 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Aug 10 (IANS) The UN Security Council has expressed grave concern over what it said was a serious deterioration of the economic and humanitarian situation in Yemen amid ... 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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Indian Army probing sexual abuse charges against UN peacekeepers in Congo


June 7th, 2011 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 7 (IANS) The Indian Army has launched a court of inquiry against 12 officers and 39 soldiers allegedly involved in cases of sexual abuse while they ... Read more...

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UN Security Council condemns attack on UN mission in Lebanon


May 28th, 2011 - 10:28 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, May 28 (IANS) The UN Security Council has "condemned in the strongest terms" the terrorist attack on the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), which injured ... Read more...

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India seeks UN-led anti-piracy force


May 12th, 2011 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 12 (IANS) India has expressed the need for a UN-led anti-piracy force off the coast of Somalia and other piracy-affected regions to reinforce the efforts of the littoral ... Read more...

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Bangladesh peacekeeper shot at in Ivory Coast


April 12th, 2011 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 12 (IANS) A cleric who was part of a Bangladeshi peacekeeping contingent under the UN has died of a heart attack and a physician has been shot at ... Read more...

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Ivory Coast on brink of civil war as security forces kill seven female peace marchers


March 4th, 2011 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
Yamoussoukro, Mar 4 (ANI): Seven women have been killed in Ivory Coast's commercial capital, Abidjan, when security forces opened fired at peace protestors, with many analysts saying that the country could come ... Read more...

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2011 to be ‘Year of the Disabled Soldier’: Army chief


January 15th, 2011 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) The Indian Army will observe 2011 as the 'Year of the Disabled Soldier' to honour its soldiers who suffered injuries or were disabled in operations, its chief ... Read more...

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Chinese military being trained to have more open image


November 14th, 2010 - 6:19 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Nov 14 (ANI): China's military officers are reportedly undergoing training to learn how to deal with the media, as the military is adopting a more open and transparent image.At a seminar ... Read more...

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Over 300 people raped in Congo: UN report


September 24th, 2010 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, Sep 24 (IANS) At least 303 people, including 235 women and 52 girls, were raped by armed militia in the Democratic Republic of Congo between July 30 and Aug 2, the ... Read more...

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UN ship detained by India reaches Karachi


July 25th, 2010 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
Rawalpindi, July 25(ANI): United Nations' cargo vessel "MV Aegean Glory", which was earlier detained by Indian authorities at the Kolkata port, has reached Karachi dockyard.The Indian Navy, the Customs and the police ... Read more...

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UN peacekeepers face probe for sexual abuse in Congo


July 15th, 2010 - 6:14 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, July 15 (IANS) The United Nations is investigating the alleged involvement of its two peacekeepers in a sexual abuse case in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), a UN spokesman ... Read more...

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200 killed in Congo explosion (Lead)


July 3rd, 2010 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kinshasa, July 3 (IANS) At least 200 people, including five UN peacekeepers, were killed Friday night when an oil tanker exploded in the Democratic Republic of Congo, media reports said Saturday. According ... Read more...

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Ban Ki-moon expresses relief after the release of four UN peacekeepers


April 28th, 2010 - 12:15 am ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) – United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed his relief Tuesday after the release of four peacekeepers in Sudan.The four individuals who have been serving with the joint ... Read more...

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About 160 women raped per week in Congo: UN


February 9th, 2010 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi/Goma, Feb 9 (DPA) An estimated 160 women are being raped each week in the Democratic Republic of Congo's unstable North and South Kivu provinces, the UN said Tuesday. The Office for the ... Read more...

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Five killed in fresh Somali clashes


February 1st, 2010 - 5:05 am ICT by IANS
Mogadishu, Feb 1 (IANS) Five people were killed and more than 50 injured in heavy exchange of fire between Islamic insurgents and security forces in the Somali capital, officials said. The government forces ... Read more...

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Spain takes charge of UN mission in Lebanon


January 29th, 2010 - 8:35 am ICT by IANS
Naqoura (Lebanon), Jan 29 (IANS/EFE) Spain has taken charge of the UN peacekeeping mission in Lebanon. Currently, more than 2,300 UN soldiers are deployed in the country. Gen. Alberto Asarta, who replaces ... 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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Haiti estimates quake toll 100,000, fears epidemic


January 17th, 2010 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
Port-au-Prince, Jan 17 (IANS/EFE) The Haitian government plans mass evacuation of survivors to prevent possible epidemic in the capital city, where Tuesday's devastating earthquake left about 100,000 people dead and 600,000 homeless. Interior ... Read more...

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Medical services in Haiti ‘overwhelmed’ by quake


January 14th, 2010 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, Jan 14 (DPA) A medical aid organisation said Thursday that its teams in Haiti were overwhelmed by the number of injured from the devastating earthquake that are now seeking help. At least ... 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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Seven UN peacekeepers, 28 UN civilians killed in 2009


January 6th, 2010 - 10:52 am ICT by IANS
New York, Jan 6 (DPA) Seven troopers serving in UN peacekeeping operations and at least 28 civilians were killed in 2009 as a result of violent acts, the UN Staff Union said. Six ... Read more...

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Army, UN forces find explosives in south Lebanon


December 27th, 2009 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
Beirut, Dec 27 (DPA) Lebanese troops and UN peacekeepers found 12 boxes of the explosive TNT in a village in southern Lebanon, a security source said Sunday. The source said the discovery was ... 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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Remembrance Day: UK backs India’s Security Council aspirations


November 12th, 2009 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
By Dipankar De Sarkar London, Nov 12 (IANS) Britain renewed its support to India's ambition to be a permanent member of the UN Security Council as a host of politicians joined ex-servicemen ... 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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Ban condemns bomb attacks that killed nine UN peacekeepers


September 18th, 2009 - 1:04 am ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 17 (DPA) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon strongly condemned the double bomb attacks against the African Union base in Mogadishu Thursday that killed nine peacekeepers and wounding more than ... Read more...

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Be courteous, air force tells its men bound for Congo(Lead)


June 18th, 2009 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) A 285-member Indian Air Force contingent, who will leave for Congo Saturday for a UN peacekeeping mission, were Thursday asked to maintain "highest standards of discipline, integrity ... Read more...

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Indian Air Force men bound for Congo as peacekeepers


June 18th, 2009 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) An Indian Air Force contingent comprising 285 personnel, who will leave for Congo Saturday for a UN peacekeeping mission, were Thursday asked to maintain "highest standards of ... Read more...

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