Peace

UN honours seven Pakistani peacekeepers

The Newspaper's Staff ReporterApril 20, 2018<p>Facebook Count<p>Twitter Share<p>Email<p>KARACHI: Seven Pakistani peacekeepers who laid down their lives for …

Pakistan

Destiny 2 Xur location and items, April 20-23

Head to Io for some exotics<p>If you played <i>D</i><i>estiny</i>, you may be familiar with <b>Xur</b>, the weekly exotic item merchant. In <i>Destiny 2</i>, he’s back, and he can now appear all over the map. This week, he’s on <b>Io</b>,and there’s a helpful icon on the planet map to show you where he is. You can find Xur just north of …

Peace

Al-Qaeda-linked jihadist group claims attack on UN camp at Timbuktu

NOUAKCHOTT (AFP) -<p>The main jihadist alliance in Africa's Sahel region with links to Al-Qaeda on Friday claimed an attack last weekend on the UN camp of international troops in northern Mali's historic city of Timbuktu.<p>One UN peacekeeper from Burkina Faso was killed in the rocket, mortar and car …

Terrorism

Russian, Austrian FMs discuss peacekeeping mission in Ukraine - RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday after meeting his Austrian counterpart Karin Kneissl that they had discussed the possibility of the deployment of a peacekeeping mission in east Ukraine, the RIA news agency reported.

Russia

Canadian chopper pilots will be using the Afghanistan playbook in Mali, committee told

The Canadian helicopters going to Mali will be outfitted as they were in Afghanistan, and will fly their missions the way they did there, senior …

Canadian Politics

INTERVIEW: ‘I want to contribute to the service of humanity,’ says first-time UN peacekeeper from Indonesia

Peace has remained elusive in Darfur, where some 16,000 UNAMID personnel are deployed to protect civilians, facilitate humanitarian aid and help the …

Africa

UN honours seven Pakistani peacekeepers who sacrificed lives in line of duty - Associated Press Of Pakistan

RAWALPINDI, Apr 19 (APP):Seven Pakistani peacekeepers, who laid their lives for global peace and security were honoured United<br>Nations (UN) medal at …

Africa

China to send peacekeeping police to South Sudan, Cyprus

China will send 19 peacekeeping police officers to South Sudan and Cyprus to carry out UN peacekeeping missions, according to the Ministry of Public …

News (China)

N.H lax parents brawl during game; Police, firefighters called in to restore peace

Lacrosse is the fastest sport on two feet, but it’s not the most genteel one. That much became apparent during a Tuesday evening contest in which …

High School Sports

UN staff increasingly becomes target of attack: Guterres

UN staff increasingly becomes target of attack: Guterres<p>Michael Beary (2nd L, front), head of Mission and Force Commander of United Nations Interim …

News (China)

News in Brief 19 April 2018

19 April 2018<p>News in Brief<p>Reduction in political violence across Colombia a ‘substantial change’: UN Mission chief<br>• ‘There is no military solution’ in …

Africa

Partnership for Technology in Peacekeeping

About the Conference<p>The Department of Field Support (DFS)-hosted international symposium is at the core of the DFS Partnership for Technology in …

Innovation

China to send 395 peacekeepers to Mali

China will dispatch 395 peacekeepers in May to Mali for one year on a UN mission.<p>[File photo: IC]<p>Officially formed on Wednesday, the battalion will …

News (China)

Peacekeepers Shouldn't Always Be Peaceful

Almost two decades ago, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan asked Lakhdar Brahimi, one of the most experienced diplomats to have ever served …

Africa

Canada Commits Peacekeepers to Mali, but Still Falls Short of Trudeau’s Promises

In mid-March, Canada announced it would be sending 250 troops and six helicopters on a 12-month deployment to support the United Nations peacekeeping …

Canada

China Takes the Lead in UN Peacekeeping

As the U.S. backs away, China is stepping up investment in UN peacekeeping operations.

China

Strife Blog

<i>By Felix Manig</i><p>The nature of conflict is changing and so must UN peace operations if they are to remain an indispensable and effective tool in …

Military History

Sustainable Development Accelerator awards presented

The World Peace and Diplomacy Organization (WPDO), along with Unified Brainz of India and BusinessLine, presented the Sustainable Development Acceler

Startups

New Unrest in Cen. African Republic Leaves UN on Defensive

It was a rare example of a protest in the Central African Republic that managed to get the world's attention, however briefly. On Wednesday, …

Africa

Trudeau and Macron promise to double down on climate-change fight

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and French President Emmanuel Macron, long billed as kindred political spirits, agreed Monday to a fresh, fortified …

Canadian Politics

UN must stop staff abusing children: Aust

Concetta Fierravanti-Wells says shocking abuse of power from UN contractors must be investigated.<p>Australia is demanding overseas contractors and aid …

Central African Republic

Sam Hamill, poet, translator, and publisher, dies at 75

Sam Hamill. Photo via Facebook.<p>Sam Hamill, poet, translator, and co-founding editor of Copper Canyon Press, died on April 14 at his home in …

Literature

South Sudan:Keeping the Hotline Open Between Khartoum and Juba

(Photo: Enough Project)A UN mission has largely succeeded in keeping the peace in Abyei, an oil-rich area claimed by both Sudan and South Sudan. But …

Africa

French army describes 'underhanded' extremist attack in Mali

A deadly extremist attack on a UN military camp in northern Mali was "particularly sophisticated and underhanded", the French army has said.<p>Officials …

Extremism

Fighters disguised as peacekeepers attack UN base in Mali

At least one peacekeeper killed and dozen others wounded in twin suicide attack in Timbuktu, UN mission says.<p>At least one UN peacekeeper has been killed and a dozen others wounded in a twin suicide attack on a base in the northern Malian town of Timbuktu, the UN mission said.<p>Fighters also fired …

Africa

UN Condemns Killing of Peacekeeper in Mali

The United Nations Security Council has condemned in "the strongest terms" a deadly extremist attack Saturday on a U.N. military camp in northern …

Africa

UN chief, Security Council condemn deadly attack on peacekeepers in Mali

The United Nations Secretary-General is calling on political leaders in Mali to ensure those responsible for a deadly assault on peacekeepers serving …

Africa

One dead, 20 wounded in Timbuktu 'terror' attack: official - SABC News - Breaking news, special reports, world, business, sport coverage of all South African current events. Africa's news leader.

A rocket and car bomb attack left one UN peacekeeper dead, a dozen wounded and another dozen French soldiers hurt at Timbuktu’s airport area, Mali’s …

Africa

Several French soldiers injured in latest Mali attack

A rocket and car bomb attack struck French and UN bases in Mali on Saturday in the latest manifestation of a rise in jihadist violence, despite attempts to stabilise the country by mainly French-led military forces.<p>Saturday’s attack targeted a French military camp and the UN MINUSMA peacekeeping …

Africa

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on attack against MINUSMA in Timbuktu, Mali (scroll down for French) | United Nations Secretary-General

The Secretary-General condemns the attack on the MINUSMA and French operation Barkhane’s camps in Timbuktu on 14 April, during which one peacekeeper …

France