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Nov 03, 2019
Islamic State claims responsibility for Mali attack which killed 53 soldiers, one civilian; group has claimed several strikes since Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's deathAt least 53 soldiers and one civilian have been killed in an attack on an army post in northern Mali, the government said, in one of the deadliest strikes against the West African country’s military in recent memory
Nov 16, 2018
Congo: Seven UN peacekeepers killed, 10 wounded in military operation against rebels; Antonio Guterres condemns killingThe UN spokesman declined to give details of the joint operation against ADF rebels in Congo, but said it was linked to efforts to combat the outbreak of Ebola.
Nov 09, 2018
India calls for 'dedicated' counter-IED resources in UN peacekeeping missions, cites history of casualtiesMilitary Adviser in India's Permanent Mission to the UN Colonel Sandeep Kapoor said that an analysis of the fatal casualties among peacekeeping personnel in the last four years indicate that at least a quarter of them were due to improvised explosive devices (IED) attacks.
May 11, 2018
Sri Lanka Army to set up directorate to counter war crime charges levied on it during final phase of conflict with LTTEThe Sri Lankan Army has set up a special international directorate tasked with countering allegations of war crimes, Army Chief Mahesh Senanayake has said
Dec 08, 2017
DR Congo: 14 UN peacekeepers killed, over 53 others injured in militant attackRebels attacked a UN peacekeeping base in eastern Congo, killing at least 14 peacekeepers and wounding 53 others in the deadliest single assault on a UN mission
May 21, 2017
Two Indian peacekeepers to be posthumously awarded United Nations medalTwo Indian peacekeepers to be awarded the Dag Hammarskjöld Medal for sacrificing their lives in the line of duty.
Jan 07, 2017
Top Indian diplomat in UN panel set up by Antonio Guterres to tackle sexual abuseNew UN chief Antonio Guterres has set up a task force, which includes a senior Indian diplomat, to develop a "game-changing" strategy aimed at preventing and responding to sexual exploitation and abuse by UN peacekeepers.
Aug 17, 2016
UN launches independent probe into cases of abuse, sexual violence in South SudanThe United Nations secretary-general is launching an independent investigation into allegations that UN peacekeepers did not respond to prevent multiple cases of abuse and sexual violence against civilians and foreigners in South Sudan's capital.
Jul 12, 2016
UN chief Ban Ki-Moon calls for an arms embargo on South Sudan following violenceUN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged the Security Council on Monday to impose an arms embargo on South Sudan, sanction leaders and commanders who are blocking the implementation of a peace deal and fortify a UN peacekeeping mission.
Jun 30, 2016
Thirteen years after Liberia's civil war ended, UN security handover evokes pride and fearAs Liberia's security forces take over Thursday from UN peacekeepers for the first time since civil war ended 13 years ago, national pride is mixed with fears the underfunded police are not up to the task.