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Kentucky National Guard members deploying to eastern Africa

Nov. 29, 2021 04:12 AM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky National Guard says about 150 soldiers are deploying to eastern Africa. A ceremony Saturday at the Lexington airport honored members of the Somerset-based 149th Infantry Regiment as they entered federal active duty, the National Guard...

UN peacekeepers face greater threats from complex conflicts

Nov. 20, 2021 17:46 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The more than 87,000 personnel in U.N. peacekeeping missions are confronting greater threats today because conflicts have become more complex and are driven by an increasing number of factors ranging from ethnic tensions and the impact of organized crime to illegal...

Russia, West clash over Russian military presence in the CAR

Nov. 12, 2021 15:58 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council extended the mandate of the U.N. peacekeeping force in the Central African Republic at a meeting Friday that saw Russia and the West clash over Russia’s military presence in the conflict-wracked nation. The vote on the...

Portuguese UN troops suspected in African smuggling scheme

Nov. 08, 2021 13:01 PM EST

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Police in Portugal searched military installations and homes across the country on Monday following a tip-off that Portuguese troops stationed with a United Nations force in Africa have smuggled diamonds, drugs and gold back into Europe. Soldiers...

UN extends EU force in Bosnia, blocks top global envoy

Nov. 03, 2021 18:27 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council agreed unanimously Wednesday to extend the mandate of the European Union military force in Bosnia, voting after Russia blocked members from hearing a warning from the top international official in Bosnia that the war-scarred Balkan nation...

Today in History

Nov. 01, 2021 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, Nov. 1, the 305th day of 2021. There are 60 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 1, 1765, the Stamp Act, passed by the British Parliament, went into effect, prompting...

UN urges talks on Western Sahara after cease-fire breakdown

Oct. 29, 2021 15:58 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council extended the U.N. peacekeeping mission in the disputed Western Sahara for a year on Friday, expressing concern at the breakdown of the 1991 cease-fire between Morocco and the pro-independence Polisario Front and calling for a revival of...

Kosovo police clash with ethnic Serbs during smuggling raids

Oct. 13, 2021 12:24 PM EDT

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Tensions between Kosovo and Serbia resumed Wednesday after Kosovo police clashed with ethnic Serbs during an anti-smuggling operation. At least 11 people were injured. The episode prompted an angry response from Serbia which demanded from the...

Today in History

Oct. 13, 2021 00:04 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Oct. 13, the 286th day of 2021. There are 79 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 13, 1792, the cornerstone of the executive mansion, later known as the White...

Haiti to UN Security Council: Help us handle gang violence

Oct. 04, 2021 20:21 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Haiti's top diplomat implored the U.N. Security Council on Monday for help tackling gang violence and crime, saying the existing U.N. political mission needs to pivot toward strengthening security and law enforcement institutions in the crisis-wracked country. ...