Peacekeeping forces

September 18, 2017 - 8:18 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said sexual abuse is a problem that goes beyond peacekeeping missions and plagues the entire United Nations, pledging Monday to root out the problem "once and for all." The leaders of 57 countries joined a group established by Guterres to...
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FILE - In this Saturday, April 9, 2011, file photo, United Nations soldiers wave as they drive past forces loyal to Alassane Ouattara, at a republican forces operating base on the outskirts of Abidjan, Ivory Coast. The U.N. peacekeeping mission in Ivory Coast is coming to an end Friday, June 30, 2017, 13 years after forces intervened to implement a peace agreement that left the war-wracked economic giant split into two pieces. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, File)
June 30, 2017 - 7:46 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The General Assembly on Friday agreed to a significant cut in the budget for the U.N.'s far-flung peacekeeping missions, a reduction that the Trump administration fought hard to achieve though it wanted an even larger decrease. After lengthy and heated negotiations, the...
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FILE - In this 1986 file photo, Sri Lankan government troops perform a drill practice at a camp in Trincomalee, Sir Lanka. In 1983, civil war broke out, with rebels of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Elam (or LTTE, known as Tamil Tigers) fighting government forces for an independent homeland for ethnic Tamils in northern and eastern regions of the island nation. (AP Photo/Liu Heung Shing)
May 26, 2017 - 4:11 am
Sri Lanka's participation in U.N. peacekeeping operations began while the country was embroiled in a brutal, generation-long civil war. Yet, even as Sri Lanka refused to investigate alleged war crimes by its troops during that conflict, the U.N. continued to deploy thousands of Sri Lankan...
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FILE - In this April 7, 2015, file photo, Cambodian Buddhist monks, center, sprinkle holy water onto soldiers during a send-off ceremony inside the Royal Cambodian Air Force in Phnom Penh, Cambodia for military personnel to participate in the United Nations mission in Mali and South Sudan in Africa. Attackers in Central African Republic, the western neighbor nation of South Sudan, ambushed a convoy of U.N. peacekeepers, killing one Cambodian soldier and wounding another, Cambodia's prime minister said Tuesday, May 9, 2017. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith, File)
May 09, 2017 - 10:39 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A Christian rebel group in the Central African Republic ambushed a U.N. convoy, sparking a firefight and kidnappings that left four peacekeepers dead, eight injured and one missing, the United Nations said Tuesday. U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said eight fighters from the...
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FILE - In this April 7, 2015, file photo, A Cambodian soldier who leads a troop takes the oath of the United Nations mission in Mali and South Sudan in Africa during a send-off ceremony for the Cambodian military personnel at the Royal Cambodian Air Force in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Attackers in Central African Republic, the western neighbor nation of South Sudan, ambushed a convoy of U.N. peacekeepers, killing one Cambodian soldier and wounding another, Cambodia's prime minister said Tuesday, May 9, 2017. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith, File)
May 09, 2017 - 2:09 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A Christian rebel group in the Central African Republic ambushed a U.N. convoy sparking a firefight and kidnappings that left four peacekeepers dead, eight injured and one missing, the United Nations said Tuesday. U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said eight fighters from the...
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April 14, 2017 - 5:30 am
ARKANSAS EXECUTIONS-OPPONENTS Arkansas death penalty foes hope for big Good Friday rally LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Outrage is spreading on social media over Arkansas' unprecedented plan to put seven inmates to death before the end of the month. But protests have been more muted within the...
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April 14, 2017 - 3:25 am
AFGHANISTAN Government: 36 Islamic State fighters killed by massive bomb KABUL, Afghanistan. (AP) — Afghanistan officials say the attack on a tunnel complex in eastern Afghanistan with the largest non-nuclear weapon ever used in combat by the U.S. military has left 36 Islamic State group fighters...
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April 14, 2017 - 2:39 am
AFGHANISTAN Government: 36 Islamic State fighters killed by massive bomb KABUL, Afghanistan. (AP) — Afghanistan officials say the U.S. attack on a tunnel complex in eastern Afghanistan with the largest non-nuclear weapon ever used in combat by the U.S. military has left 36 Islamic State group...
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April 14, 2017 - 1:07 am
UNITED STATES-AFGHANISTAN Pentagon: US dropped largest non-nuclear bomb in Afghanistan WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says U.S. forces in Afghanistan dropped the military's largest non-nuclear bomb on an Islamic State target in Afghanistan. Adam Stump is a Pentagon spokesman. Stump says it was the...
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April 13, 2017 - 10:25 pm
UNITED STATES-AFGHANISTAN Pentagon: US dropped largest non-nuclear bomb in Afghanistan WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says U.S. forces in Afghanistan dropped the military's largest non-nuclear bomb on an Islamic State target in Afghanistan. Adam Stump is a Pentagon spokesman. Stump says it was the...
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