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Extremist rebels attack UN peacekeepers in Mali; 1 killed

Oct. 16, 2020 11:50 AM EDT

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — A U.N. peacekeeper was killed in Mali and others injured in separate attacks in the north of the country, Stephane Dujarric, spokesman for the United Nations secretary-general, said in a statement. A bomb hit a U.N. vehicle in the Kidal region killing one Egyptian...

Today in History

Oct. 13, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Oct. 13, the 287th day of 2020. There are 79 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 13, 1775, the United States Navy had its origins as the Continental Congress ordered the construction of a naval fleet. On this date: In A.D. 54, Roman Emperor...

Israel's offshore Leviathan gas field in the Mediterranean Sea, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020. Lebanon and Israel have reached an agreement on a framework of indirect, U.S.-mediated talks over a longstanding disputed maritime border between the two countries, the parties announced Thursday. Lebanon began offshore drilling earlier this year and is expected to start drilling for gas in the disputed area with Israel before in the coming months. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

Lebanon names team for maritime border talks with Israel

Oct. 12, 2020 12:40 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon announced on Monday the names of its delegation that will hold indirect talks later this week with Israel over the disputed maritime border between the two countries. The announcement by President Michel Aoun’s office comes two weeks after Lebanon and Israel reached an...

A protester holds up matches after setting a government car on fire during a protest demanding justice for a student who was gunned down by police the previous week at the university where students were protesting on campus for government teaching jobs in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Monday, Oct. 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)

UN envoy: Haiti trying to avert 'precipice of instability'

Oct. 6, 2020 1:37 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. envoy for Haiti warned Monday that Latin America’s poorest country has seen increasing violence in recent months, with gangs challenging the authority of the state and political divisions blocking movement toward legislative elections. Helen La Lime painted a grim...

Israel's offshore Leviathan gas field in the Mediterranean Sea, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020. Lebanon and Israel have reached an agreement on a framework of indirect, U.S.-mediated talks over a longstanding disputed maritime border between the two countries, the parties announced Thursday. Lebanon began offshore drilling earlier this year and is expected to start drilling for gas in the disputed area with Israel before in the coming months. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

Lebanon, Israel announce U.S.-mediated talks over sea border

Oct. 1, 2020 10:40 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon and Israel have reached an agreement on a framework of indirect, U.S.-mediated talks over a longstanding disputed maritime border between the two countries, the parties announced Thursday. The talks will be held at the headquarters of the U.N. peacekeeping force in the southern...

Financial unit with Tennessee Guard heading to Europe

Sep. 28, 2020 7:58 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A financial management detachment with the Tennessee National Guard is departing for a 10-month deployment to Europe to support Operation Joint Guardian in Kosovo, officials said. The 1129th Finance Management Support Detachment is stopping at Fort Hood, Texas, for mobilization...

UN peacekeepers rescue 36 migrants outside Lebanese waters

Sep. 14, 2020 9:11 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The U.N. peacekeeping force in Lebanon said it rescued on Monday 36 people onboard a ship carrying migrants outside Lebanon’s territorial waters. The force, known as UNIFIL, said there were 37 migrants on the ship but that one had died by the time the peacekeepers rescued the...

FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2018 file photo, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Dr. Denis Mukwege speaks to the media during a news conference in Oslo, Norway. Death threats against the Nobel Peace Prize-winning Congolese doctor have alarmed his supporters who are urging in Sept. 2020 the United Nations to reinstate protection by its peacekeepers, but it likely won't return. (Lise Aserud/NTB Scanpix via AP, File)

UN protection back for threatened Nobel-winning Congo doctor

Sep. 9, 2020 4:07 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — For weeks, a Nobel Peace Prize-winning Congolese doctor has faced death threats, leading alarmed supporters to urge the United Nations to reinstate the peacekeepers who were withdrawn from his hospital months ago. On Wednesday, after international expressions of concern, the...

FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 30, 2013 file photo, a United Nations armored vehicle passes displaced people walking towards the U.N. Protection of Civilians camp in Malakal, South Sudan. The United Nations peacekeeping mission in South Sudan said on Friday, Sept. 4, 2020 that it has begun withdrawing its troops and police from the protection of civilians camps that continue to shelter more than 180,000 people two years after the end of the country's civil war. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)

UN begins pullout from South Sudan civilian protection camps

Sep. 4, 2020 12:43 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The United Nations peacekeeping mission in South Sudan said Friday it has begun withdrawing its troops and police from the civilian protection camps that began as a frantic experiment in the heat of civil war and still shelter more than 180,000 people two years after the conflict ended....

FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2018 file photo, U.N. peacekeepers parade during a ceremony to mark the transfer of authority between the outgoing and the newly appointed head of the mission at the UNIFIL headquarters in the southern Lebanese town of Naqoura, Lebanon. As the United Nations prepares to renew the mandate of its peacekeeping operation in southern Lebanon, Israel is working with Security Council members to push for tough changes in the way the force deals with the Hezbollah militant group, Israeli officials said Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein, File)

UN council approves cut in Lebanon peacekeepers as US sought

Aug. 28, 2020 11:58 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved a resolution Friday cutting the U.N. peacekeeping force in southern Lebanon and expanding its mandate to address U.S. and Israeli concerns about activities of the militant group Hezbollah in the area. The French-drafted resolution reduced...