Peacekeeping News Articles

  • Justice Minister Benedict Sannoh has assured that the Government of Liberia will ensure that the nation's peace and security remains uninterrupted when the task of the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) ends in June 2016.

    Liberia News Agency | April 8, 2015
  • In a sign of worsening problems in South Sudan, convulsed by civil war and intensifying hunger for more than a year, the United Nations said Tuesday that an increasing number of displaced South Sudanese are seeking shelter and protection at its peacekeeping outposts.

    The New York Times | April 7, 2015
  • UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The head of the African Union has urged the United Nations to add human rights monitoring to the tasks of its peacekeeping mission in the disputed North African territory of Western Sahara.

    Reuters Canada | April 7, 2015
  • Gunmen from the al Qaeda-aligned group killed 148 people on Thursday when they stormed the Garissa University College campus, some 200 km (120 miles) from the Somali border.Al Shabaab has now killed more than 400 people on Kenyan soil in the last two years, including 67 people at the Westgate shopping mall in a 2013 siege. The latest violence has piled pressure on President Uhuru Kenyatta to stop the militants' gun and grenade attacks.

    Irish Independent | April 6, 2015
  • Israeli military appears to have deliberately targeted UN peacekeeping watchtower in Lebanon which left a Spanish UN peacekeeper dead back in January, a confidential military report said, citing testimonies from peacekeeper’s colleagues.

    RT | April 6, 2015
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    The Ukrainian president has called for deploying a peacekeeping force in Ukraine to implement and verify the cease-fire agreement between separatists and Ukrainian government forces.

    Anadolu Agency | April 6, 2015
  • UNFICYP Commander Kristin Lund said the force was talking with the two sides in an attempt to have them clean up the remaining minefields in the buffer zone.

    Cyprus Mail | April 6, 2015
  • (Reuters) - U.N. police peacekeepers "used unauthorized and excessive force" that killed three people and injured four others during a protest in the northern Malian town of Gao in January, the United Nations said on Thursday.

    Reuters | April 2, 2015
  • (Reuters) - Unknown attackers fired shells at a United Nations base on the outskirts of a town in northern Mali early on Wednesday, residents told Reuters.

    Mali's desert north suffers frequent militant attacks despite a French-led operation to drive out Islamic fighters following a Tuareg uprising there in 2012.

    Reuters | April 1, 2015
  • April 1, 2015 (JUBA) - President of the United States of America, Barack Obama, on Tuesday signed executive order number13664 to deal with the ongoing crisis in South Sudan, saying the raging civil war poses a threat to US national security and foreign policy.

    Sudan Tribune | April 1, 2015

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