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Saturday, May 26, 2018

U.N. Says 43 Peacekeepers Detained Near Israel-Syria Border

By Christine Mai-Duc, Los Angeles Times The United Nations says 43 of its peacekeepers were detained Thursday in the Golan Heights near the border of Syria and Israel, a day after Syrian rebels overtook a crossing into Israeli-annexed territory. The world body said in a statement that peacekeepers with the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force […]

August 28, 2014

Burundi, Chad Peacekeepers Exchange Fire In Central Africa

Bangui (Central African Republic) (AFP) – Burundian and Chadian troops in the African force deployed in the Central African Republic (CAR) have exchanged fire in Bangui, raising new questions Tuesday about the stance of the Chadian contingent of a UN-mandated force sent to tame a country rocked by sectarian killings. The Burundian military reported the […]

December 24, 2013

Jimmy Carter Calls For Syria Elections, Peacekeepers

Washington (AFP) – Former president Jimmy Carter on Monday proposed three principles as a basis for Syria peace talks in Geneva: free elections, respect for their results and the deployment of peacekeepers. Syria peace talks are set to begin in Switzerland on January 22, though the full list of participants is still unclear. The talks […]

December 23, 2013