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UN suspends Mali peacekeeping flights after military rules

Jan. 18, 2022 19:27 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The military government in Mali has blocked many flights by the U.N. peacekeeping force in the West African nation and the U.N. has grounded all non-emergency flights since Friday, the U.N. said Tuesday. U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said the U.N. mission...

EXPLAINER: Why didn't China send troops to aid Kazakhstan?

Jan. 13, 2022 21:07 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China gave strong verbal backing to Kazakhstan’s leader for his deadly crackdown to quell violent unrest, but stood aside as Russia sent in special forces troops. Resource-rich Kazakhstan, on China's western border, has economic and strategic importance for...

Soldier from North Macedonia dies as peacekeeper in Kosovo

Jan. 08, 2022 11:44 AM EST

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — The NATO-led peacekeeping mission in Kosovo said Saturday that a participating soldier from North Macedonia has died. The Kosovo Force mission said the male service member died in Pristina, Kosovo's capital, on Friday in circumstances unrelated to combat. A...

UN peacekeepers attacked in south Lebanon near Israel border

Jan. 05, 2022 18:35 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Unknown perpetrators attacked a group of U.N. peacekeepers in southern Lebanon, vandalizing their vehicles and stealing official items from them, a U.N. official said Wednesday. Such scuffles with U.N. peacekeepers are not uncommon in southern Lebanon since the...

Russia-led alliance sending peacekeepers to Kazakhstan

Jan. 05, 2022 17:28 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russia-led military alliance said Thursday that it will dispatch peacekeeping forces to Kazakhstan after the country's president asked for help in controlling protests that escalated into violence, including the seizure and setting afire of government buildings. ...

Watchdog says UN monitors needed in violence-hit Darfur

Dec. 15, 2021 04:44 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — A human rights watchdog urged the United Nations on Wednesday to deploy monitors to Sudan’s western region of Darfur, where a surge in tribal clashes has killed more than 180 people since October. Human Rights Watch said in a statement that the monitors should...

Russia vetoes UN resolution linking climate change, security

Dec. 13, 2021 16:30 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Russia on Monday vetoed a first-of-its-kind U.N. Security Council resolution casting climate change as a threat to international peace and security, a vote that sank a years-long effort to make global warming a more central consideration for the U.N.'s most powerful body. ...

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...