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Three killed Indian peacekeepers to be honoured


May 25th, 2012 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
New York, May 27 (IANS) Three Indians who were killed during UN peacekeeping operations will be among over 100 security personnel to be honoured at a ceremony at the UN ... Read more...

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600 Pakistani police personnel fail English test


October 27th, 2011 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 27 (IANS) Over 600 Pakistani police personnel failed an English language test that was conducted for deployment on UN peacekeeping missions.They were disqualified in the test conducted by ... Read more...

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‘The Whistleblower’-poignant, gutsy, topical (IANS Movie Review)


October 22nd, 2011 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "The Whistleblower"; Cast: Rachel Weisz, Monica Bellucci and Vanessa Redgrave; Director: Larysa Kondracki; Rating: ****It's an old cliche that the world is what it is not because of bad men, ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka army chief meets UN peacekeeping officials


September 18th, 2011 - 12:04 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, Sep 17 (IANS) Sri Lanka's top most military official has had talks with the United nations agency which handles peace keeping operations in Haiti, the army said in a ... Read more...

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Security council backs South Sudan for UN membership


July 14th, 2011 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
New York, July 14 (IANS/AKI) The UN Security Council has recommended to the General Assembly that the fledgling state of South Sudan join the UN, bringing the new nation one ... 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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Toll in Ivorian post-election violence tops 1,000: UN


May 28th, 2011 - 10:28 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, May 28 (IANS) The post-election violence that commenced last December in Cote d'Ivoire caused 1,000 deaths in the western part of the country before it came to an ... Read more...

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UN, French helicopters attack Gbagbo’s residence


April 11th, 2011 - 4:09 am ICT by IANS
Abidjan, April 11 (IANS) UN and French helicopters opened fire at the presidential residence in Abidjan, the largest city of Cote d'Ivoire, Xinhua quoted local residents as saying.The UN peacekeeping ... Read more...

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UN voices outrage at deadly attack on civilians in Cote d’Ivoire’s market


March 22nd, 2011 - 3:49 am ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) -- The United Nations Security Council on Monday voiced its outrage at last week's deadly attack on a market in Côte d'Ivoire that left 30 civilians dead.The Security ... Read more...

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Antony to go on two-day visit to South Korea


August 31st, 2010 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Defence cooperation between India and South Korea is poised to receive a major boost when Defence Minister A.K. Antony Thursday goes on a two-day visit to Seoul. ... 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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More than 150 women raped in Congolese village, says UN


August 24th, 2010 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi/Goma, Aug 24 (DPA) More than 150 women have been raped by rebels in a remote area of eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, an aid agency and the UN said. A Rwandan rebel ... Read more...

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UN to discuss Israel-Lebanon border incident


August 5th, 2010 - 11:39 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Aug 5 (DPA) The UN Security Council plans to discuss this week's shooting incident at the Israeli-Lebanese border after a UN investigation has been done, the council president said Thursday. Russian ... Read more...

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Nepal Army absolves schoolgirl’s murderer


July 16th, 2010 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, July 16 (IANS) As the world celebrated the 12th International Justice Day Friday, human rights defenders condemned Nepal Army's acquittal of an army major found guilty of torturing a schoolgirl to ... Read more...

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200 killed in Congo explosion (Second Lead, changing dateline)


July 3rd, 2010 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi/Bukavu, July 3 (DPA) At least 200 people, among them many children, died when a fuel tanker exploded in eastern Congo, local administrative officials reported Saturday. The accident occurred late Friday in the ... Read more...

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UN blames captain for Pak bound ship’s detention by India


July 2nd, 2010 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, July 2 (ANI): The United Nations (UN) has blamed the captain of the Pakistan-bound ship carrying decommissioned weaponry from a UN peacekeeping mission in Liberia responsible for the circumstances leading to ... Read more...

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Security agencies to bring Pak bound ship to Kolkata for investigation


June 27th, 2010 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, June 27 (ANI): A Karachi-bound ship, which was intercepted on the Hooghly with UN peacekeeping mission arms and ammunition, is all set to sail for the Kolkata port amid tight security ... Read more...

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Pakistan to probe firing incident at Indian camp in Liberia


June 23rd, 2010 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 23 (IANS) Pakistan has ordered a probe into the alleged firing by one of its officers at an Indian paramilitary camp, which is part of the UN Peacekeeping Mission in ... Read more...

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UN Secretary-General appoints new Special Representative in Cyprus


June 3rd, 2010 - 5:15 am ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appointed on Wednesday a new Special Representative and top UN official on Cyprus, UN News informed.Lisa Buttenheim of the United States was ... Read more...

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Nepal’s children still in line of fire: UN


April 24th, 2010 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 24 (IANS) Though Nepal signed a peace pact four years ago to end a decade of armed insurgency, children remain in the firing line, with at least 60 killed and ... Read more...

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Four UN peacekeepers still unaccounted for in Darfur


April 16th, 2010 - 1:59 am ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) – The United Nations said Thursday that four South African peacekeepers that went missing on Sunday are still unaccounted for.The peacekeepers have been working with the joint African ... 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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Indian peacekeepers recognised for services in Congo


February 2nd, 2010 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 2 (IANS) Indian peacekeepers have been decorated for their services in the Democratic Republic of Congo, having played a decisive role in establishing peace in the African nation, an ... Read more...

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World Food Programme begins food distribution for women only


February 1st, 2010 - 12:46 pm ICT by IANS
Port-au-Prince (Haiti), Feb 1 (DPA) The UN World Food Programme Sunday began giving food to victims of Haiti's devastating earthquake at special distribution points only for women. Soldiers from the UN peacekeeping mission ... 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 to hold moment of silence at time of quake


January 20th, 2010 - 2:04 am ICT by IANS
New York, Jan 20 (DPA) A minute of silence was planned for Tuesday at 4:53 pm (0323 IST) at UN headquarters in New York to mark the time the magnitude-7 earthquake struck ... Read more...

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UN regroups peacekeeping mission, launches relief efforts (Lead)


January 15th, 2010 - 2:00 am ICT by IANS
New York, Jan 15 (DPA) The United Nations carried out house-to-house searches in Haiti Thursday in an effort to find an estimated 160 missing UN personnel. The earthquake in capital Port-au-Prince killed at ... 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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Nepal major fired by UN arrested for killing girl


December 12th, 2009 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Dec 12 (IANS) In a sensational turn of events, Nepal's military police Saturday arrested an army major expelled last week by the UN for the tortured death of a ... Read more...

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UN expels Nepal soldier charged with schoolgirl’s torture death


December 9th, 2009 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Dec 9 (IANS) The Nepal Army has run into fresh trouble with the UN expelling an officer for gross human rights violations and human rights organisations calling for his ... Read more...

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IAF’s UN peacekeeping contingent leaves for Congo


November 18th, 2009 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) The sixth batch of the Indian Aviation Contingent (IAC) Wednesday left on a UN peacekeeping mission in Congo. Consisting of 243 air warriors, including 37 officers, the contingent ... Read more...

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10 dead in Rawalpindi blast (Lead)


November 2nd, 2009 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Rawalpindi, Nov 2 (IANS) Ten people were killed and dozens injured Monday when a powerful explosion went off close to a hotel and a bank in this garrison city. The blast occurred ... Read more...

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War on terror cost Pakistani economy $40 bn: Minister


October 27th, 2009 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Lahore, Oct 27 (IANS) The Pakistani economy has suffered a loss of $40 billion due to the war on terrorism, a minister has said. Tanvir Ashraf Kaira, provincial minister for finance and ... Read more...

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Brigadier escapes terror attack in Islamabad


October 27th, 2009 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 27 (IANS) A Pakistani Army Brigadier and two others escaped a terror attack unhurt Tuesday when the jeep he was travelling in was fired upon in this Pakistani capital. According to ... Read more...

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Schools reopen in parts of Pakistan


October 26th, 2009 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 26 (IANS) Schools in the Pakistani capital and those located in Sindh and Punjab provincves reopened Monday. They had been shut following a spate of terror attacks in the ... Read more...

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