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U.N. Trapped on Front Lines of New Struggle With Violent Islamists

Published November 3, 2014 by World Politics Review
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It is a truth universally acknowledged, at least among American political analysts, that the struggle against violent Islamist extremism is back in play as an organizing principle in international affairs. The Obama administration may have hoped to wind down the “war on terror,” but it is now engaged in open-ended if limited military operations in Syria and Iraq against the so-called Islamic State (IS).

Teeth a must for peacekeeping operations: India to UNSC

Published October 30, 2014 by The Economic Times
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UNITED NATIONS: India has asked the UN Security Council to make mandatory provisions for prosecuting and neutralising armed groups that threaten to harm UN peacekeeping operations.

U.N. peacekeepers free 67 hostages in Central African Republic

Published October 29, 2014 by Reuters
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(Reuters) - U.N. peacekeepers in the Central African Republic freed 67 hostages who had been seized by militia groups, a spokeswoman for the U.N. mission known as MINUSCA said on Wednesday.

U.N. says Darfur mission withheld details of attacks on civilians

Published October 29, 2014 by Reuters
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(Reuters) - The U.N.-African Union peacekeeping mission in Sudan's western Darfur region failed to provide U.N. headquarters with full reports on attacks against civilians and peacekeepers in the conflict-torn territory, the United Nations said on Wednesday.

High trauma levels in peacekeepers

Published October 29, 2014 by AAP
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Soldiers who have taken part in peacekeeping missions suffer high levels of mental health problems, post-traumatic stress disorder and alcohol abuse.

South Sudan: 60 civilians injured in fighting near UN base

Published October 27, 2014 by UN News Centre
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27 October 2014 – More than 60 civilians were injured yesterday after fighting broke at a protection of civilians site next to the United Nations House on the outskirts of Juba, South Sudan, according to a UN spokesperson.

Chinese peacekeepers expected in South Sudan at start of 2015

Published October 23, 2014 by Reuters
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Some 700 Chinese peacekeepers are expected to join a United Nations mission in South Sudan at the start of next year, the head of the U.N. operation said on Wednesday, though she appealed for Beijing to deploy the battalion "sooner rather than later."

South Sudanese rebels renew calls for withdrawal of Ugandan troops

Published October 25, 2014 by Sudan Tribune
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October 25, 2014 (NAIROBI) – South Sudan’s opposition faction led by former vice-president, Riek Machar, has renewed calls for the withdrawal of Ugandan troops and other foreign rebels allied to president Salva Kiir’s government from the country.

MINUSMA rejects deployment claims in Northern Mali

Published October 27, 2014 by Star Africa
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The UN Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) Monday dismissed as untrue allegations that it had deployed only 22 percent of its workforce in the north of the country.In a response to the allegations, MINUSMA claimed instead that 90 percent of its 8,250 peacekeepers are on active duty in northern Mali.

Blast injures three U.N. peacekeepers in northern Mali

Published October 25, 2014 by Reuters
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(Reuters) - Three United Nations peacekeepers were injured in northern Mali on Saturday when a blast struck their convoy near the northern desert town of Kidal, the U.N. mission said.

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