Peacekeeping forces

March 05, 2019 - 5:18 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The United Nations human rights chief says with "deep regret" that Burundi's government has forced the rights office in the troubled East African nation to close after 23 years. Burundi in December asked the U.N. office to leave, months after the outgoing U.N. rights chief...
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January 29, 2019 - 12:29 pm
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Central African Republic says 18 civilians are dead and 23 wounded after an armed group opened fire during a funeral ceremony. The statement on Tuesday says the gunmen with the Union for Peace armed group carried out the overnight...
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January 21, 2019 - 1:55 pm
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — SITE Intelligence Group says Mali's al-Qaida branch claimed responsibility for an attack on a United Nations peacekeeping mission that killed at least 10 peacekeepers and wounded at least 25 others Sunday in northern Mali's Kidal region. Jama'at Nusrat al-Islam Muslimeen,...
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December 23, 2018 - 9:20 am
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made a surprise holiday visit to Mali this weekend to see troops on a U.N. peacekeeping mission. According to the prime minister's press office, while in Mali Saturday Trudeau met with members of the 250-person brigade and awarded a medal...
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu chairs the weekly cabinet meeting at his office in Jerusalem, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018. (Abir Sultan/Pool Photo via AP)
December 19, 2018 - 8:16 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister Wednesday called on the U.N. Security Council to condemn "wanton acts of aggression" by the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah, designate it a terrorist organization and heighten sanctions on it over attack tunnels it has dug into Israel. Benjamin Netanyahu...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018 file photo, Mukhtar Robow, who was once deputy leader of Africa's deadliest Islamic extremist group the al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab, speaks at a press conference about his candidacy for a regional presidency, in Baidoa, Somalia. A Somali official says Ethiopian troops that are part of the African Union forces supporting the Somali government have arrested Robow in Baidoa. (AP Photo/File)
December 15, 2018 - 4:41 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Somalia saw a third day of protests on Saturday over the arrest of the former No. 2 leader of the al-Shabab extremist group, who has been a leading candidate for a regional presidency. Officials said at least eight people have been killed so far as angry supporters take to the...
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In this image from video, smoke envelopes a building as emergency services attend an early-morning fire in Congo's capital Kinshasa, Thursday Dec. 13, 2018, which is reported to have destroyed thousands of voting machines just 10-days before the upcoming presidential election. Officials said Thursday, the blaze appeared to be criminal in nature but vowed that it would not disrupt the Dec. 23, vote. (AP Photo)
December 13, 2018 - 2:58 pm
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — An early-morning fire in Congo's capital destroyed nearly 80 percent of the capital city's voting machines just 10 days before the presidential election, officials said Thursday, saying the blaze appeared to be criminal but vowing that it would not disrupt the vote. Congo's...
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Lebanese President Michel Aoun, right, meets with his Austrian counterpart Alexander Van Der Bellen, at the Presidential Palace in Baabda, east of Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
December 11, 2018 - 12:29 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's president said Tuesday that Israel's operation to destroy what it says is a series of cross-border attack tunnels built by the militant Hezbollah group won't endanger the calm along the frontier, adding that his country takes the issue seriously. Michel Aoun spoke hours...
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Israeli military digger works on the border with Lebanon in the northern Israeli town of Metula, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018. The Israeli military launched an operation on Tuesday to "expose and thwart" tunnels built by the Hezbollah militant group it says stretch from Lebanon into northern Israel. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
December 06, 2018 - 2:34 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister on Thursday asked the international community to impose additional sanctions on Hezbollah and condemn the Lebanese militant group in response to the discovery of tunnels stretching from southern Lebanon into northern Israel. Stepping up an international...
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November 17, 2018 - 9:28 am
BENI, Congo (AP) — Congo's army spokesman says rebels have burned homes and a car in a neighborhood in the east of the country where U.N. peacekeeping forces have a base. The attack late Friday into Saturday comes days after eight U.N. peacekeepers and at least 12 Congolese soldiers were killed in...
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