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UN using drones to monitor Congo border, fleet to grow this spring

The United Nations’ peacekeeping forces may have boots on the ground in the war-torn region of the Congo, but they also have eyes in the sky.<p>The UN’s stabilization mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has employed a pair surveillance drones since the end of last year to monitor the …

Iran says border guards freed in Pakistan

Five Iranian border guards reportedly seized and held captive in Pakistan for three weeks have been freed, an Iranian military official has been quoted as saying, although Pakistani authorities said they had no knowledge of the incident.<p>Iran's state-run Fars news agency on Saturday quoted General …

The Putin-Obama deep freeze

President Barack Obama couldn’t have been clearer when he warned Russia not to send troops into Ukraine.<p>Russian President Vladimir Putin couldn’t have been clearer in his response: Watch me.<p>And just like that, an already toxic relationship got even worse, and the two countries — and the rest of the …

Russian Takeover Of Crimea Leaves Ethnic Tatars Population In Panic

The Tatars, an ethnic Turkic people who are largely secular Muslims, have launched protests against the presence of Russian forces in Crimea.

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