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Body of United Nations peacekeeper found in DR Congo

Dec 05, 2019 - 2:15 PM

The nationality of the peacekeeper was not given

PEACE MISSION. File photo of Indian peacekeepers from the MONUSCO, the UN peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, stand guard during a press trip to the Masisi Territory, North Kivu province, eastern DRCongo, on April 11, 2019. Photo by Alexis Huguet/AFP

Mali's re-elected Keita sworn in as peacekeeeper wounded

Sep 05, 2018 - 3:08 PM

His re-election comes despite fierce criticism of failures to tackle jihadist violence and ethnic tensions that have rocked the poor Sahel state

RE-ELECTED. In this file photo, Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita speaks after casting his vote in a polling station in Bamako on July 29, 2018. File photo by Issouf Sanogo/AFP

UN receives 138 allegations of sexual misconduct

Mar 14, 2018 - 1:36 PM

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has vowed to toughen the UN response to allegations of misbehavior by peacekeepers and UN personnel whose mission is to protect vulnerable civilians in conflict zones

MINUSCA. A Moroccan peacekeeper serving with the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic escorts a UN delegation in Bambari, 400 km northeast of Bangui, June 20 2014. File photo by Catianne Tijerina/UN UN Photo/Catianne Tijerina

Indonesian fighter arrested in Marawi

Nov 01, 2017 - 3:49 PM

(UPDATED) Philippine police say the 22-year-old Indonesian fighter told them that his group was involved in a 2016 suicide attack that killed 8 people in Jakarta and was claimed by ISIS

FIGHTER? The civilian Barangay Peacekeeping Action Team (BPAT) arrests an Indonesian national in Marawi. Sourced photo

3 UN peacekeepers killed in Mali attack

Sep 24, 2017 - 10:02 PM

(UPDATED) 5 other soldiers are seriously wounded after their vehicle hit an explosive device

UN calls on South Sudan to stop impeding its peacekeepers

Aug 25, 2017 - 10:14 AM

Egypt s envoy to the world body Amr Abdellatif Aboulatta says that UN Security Council members have also asked all parties to the conflict to put a halt to offensive operations

Under U.S. pressure, UN agrees deep cuts to peacekeeping

Jun 29, 2017 - 7:45 AM

The United States the biggest financial contributor to UN peacekeeping had sought a nearly 1 billion cut to the bill and the European Union had also pushed for savings

ON MISSION. In this file photo, Irish members from the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) sit in an armored personnel carrier as they maneuver, near the border of Syrian territory, close to the town of Buqaata in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights on August 31, 2014. Menahem Kahana/AFP

Bodies of two UN experts found in DR Congo as violence spirals

Mar 29, 2017 - 9:13 AM

The bodies of Michael Sharp and Zaida Catalan are found as the UN Security Council prepares for a vote on extending its peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo

CONGO PEACEKEEPING. In this file photo, an armored personnel carrier drives past the wreckage of a UN vehicle that was hit the previous year in an ambush by the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) rebel militia near Beni, Democratic Republic of the Congo, March 2014. UN Photo/Sylvain Liechti

U.S. envoy eyes cuts to UN peacekeeping

Feb 05, 2017 - 4:06 PM

During one on one meetings with Security Council ambassadors this week the new US envoy raised peacekeeping as a priority for cuts zeroing in on the UN s flagship enterprise

PEACEKEEPERS. The UN Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) mission in Syria. File photo by UN

Indonesia akan kirim 850 pasukan perdamaian PBB ke Lebanon

Oct 11, 2016 - 9:20 PM

Pemerintah berencana mengirim hingga 4 000 pasukan untuk berkontribusi dalam misi perdamaian PBB hingga tahun 2019

PASUKAN PERDAMAIAN. Menteri Luar Negeri Retno Marsudi (tengah tanpa mengenakan baju militer) berfoto bersama 18 personil militer perempuan yang akan dikirim ke Lebanon pada Desember mendatang. Foto dari akun Twitter Kemlu @Portal_Kemlu_RI

UN demands South Sudan cooperate on regional force

Sep 15, 2016 - 8:37 AM

The UN Security Council urges South Sudan s government to take immediate steps to allow a new regional force to deploy in Juba as it weighs imposing an arms embargo

The UNPOL and Military components of the UNMISS conduct a sweep for weapons and contraband in the Protection of Civilian site 3 neighboring the UN base, Jebel area, Juba. UN Photo

South Sudan leader agrees to extra UN peacekeepers

Sep 05, 2016 - 10:46 AM

South Sudan s President Salva Kiir agrees to the deployment of a regional protection force to beef up the UN s large UN peacekeeping mission

In this file photo, peacekeepers and UN police officers (UNPOL) with the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) conduct a search for weapons and contraband in Protection of Civilans (POC) Site III, near the Jebel area of Juba, July 19, 2016. UN Photo/Eric Kanalstein

UN launches probe of South Sudan violence

Aug 18, 2016 - 9:14 AM

The United Nations launches a probe of a hotel attack in South Sudan in which soldiers raped women and assaulted aid workers while UN peacekeepers allegedly failed to act

Peacekeepers of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) patrol the area around the UNMISS compound at UN House Jebel in Juba, South Sudan, July 15, 2016. UN Photo/Eric Kanalstein

5 UN peacekeepers killed in Mali attack

May 30, 2016 - 12:04 AM

The head of the UN peacekeeping mission in Mali condemns the attack as an odious act of terror

PEACEKEEPERS IN MALI. UN peacekeepers stand guard near the airport on February 4, 2016 in Timbuktu, central Mali. File photo by Sébastien Rieussec/AFP

Probe opens into UN troops' alleged sex abuse in DR Congo

Apr 17, 2016 - 12:58 AM

The United Nations and Tanzania open a joint enquiry into alleged sexual abuse by Tanzanian troops serving in the UN peace mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo

ON GUARD. Blue helmet members of the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo MONUSCO sit on the back of a UN pick-up truck on October 23, 2014 in Beni. Photo by Alain Wandimoyi / AFP

UN, France vow zero impunity in C. Africa sex abuse scandal

Apr 02, 2016 - 12:20 PM

We cannot – and I cannot – accept the slightest stain on the reputation of our armed forces or of France says French President Francois Hollande

FRENCH FORCES. In this file photo, French President Francois Hollande (2-R), French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian (C) and French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius (L) inspect arms confiscated from ex-Seleka rebels and Anti-balaka militia by the French military of operation Sangaris at a French military base in Bangui in Bangui, Central African Republic, February 28, 2014 File photo by Sia Kambou/EPA

UN mission in Central Africa hit by new sex allegations

Mar 25, 2016 - 10:13 PM

The conjunction of soldiers war and poverty in Central African Republic has led to a horrendous number of sexual assaults

PEACEKEEPERS IN MALI. UN peacekeepers stand guard near the airport on February 4, 2016 in Timbuktu, central Mali. Photo by Sebastien Rieussec/AFP

UN adopts measure to tackle sex abuse by peacekeepers

Mar 12, 2016 - 10:55 AM

The measure allows UN Secretary General Ban Ki moon to bar a country from peacekeeping if it fails to take action against soldiers who face credible allegations

UN RESOLUTION. The UN Security Council has approved a measure that addresses the rise in troubling allegations of sexual abuse by peacekeepers deployed worldwide to protect civilians in conflict. File photo by Francis R. Malasig/EPA

UN report: Peacekeepers from 21 nations accused of sexual abuse

Mar 04, 2016 - 10:36 AM

Two UN missions account for the majority of claims: the MINUSCA force in the Central African Republic and MINUSCO in the Democratic Republic of Congo but there are also cases in Ivory Coast and Mali

PEACEKEEPERS IN MALI. UN peacekeepers patrol the streets as Malians vote for the country's next president in Timbuktu, Mali, 28 July 28, 2013. File photo by Tanya Bindra/EPA

6 UN peacekeepers among 9 troops killed in Mali attacks

Feb 13, 2016 - 10:32 AM

The latest attacks highlight the vulnerability of Mali s sprawling arid north where UN troops and Malian soldiers are struggling in their fight against jihadists who seized vast swathes of territory in 2012

PEACEKEEPERS IN MALI. UN peacekeepers stand guard near the airport on February 4, 2016 in Timbuktu, central Mali. File photo by Sébastien Rieussec/AFP

UN alarm at new child abuse claims by foreign troops in C. Africa

Jan 29, 2016 - 7:00 PM

UN Secretary General Ban Ki moon fired the head of the 10 000 strong MINUSCA force last year over the mounting number of cases but the allegations have continued to surface

DISPLACED. Children play and dance near a tent of the UNHCR, the UN's refugee agency, in a refugee camp for internally displaced persons at the Airport of Mpoko in Bangui, Central African Republic, February 11, 2014. File photo by EPA/Legnan Koula/EPA

Burundi rejects African Union peacekeepers as 'invasion force'

Dec 20, 2015 - 8:01 PM

The Burundi government so far dismissed proposals for any peacekeeping force on its territory

Three dead in rocket attack on UN base in north Mali

Nov 29, 2015 - 8:00 AM

A senior Ansar Dine Defenders of the Faith figure Hamadou Ag Khallini says the attack was in response to the violation of our lands by the enemies of Islam

UN moves to prevent 'possible genocide' in Burundi

Nov 13, 2015 - 5:16 AM

UN officials are drawing up plans including rushing UN peacekeepers from the Democratic Republic of Congo to Burundi or deploying a regional force under the African Union if the violence spirals out of control

PROTEST. A Burundian protester wearing a gas mask and holding a sign that reads "Stop the third mandate" chants near a burning barricade in the Mugasa neighbourhood of Bujumbura on May 6, 2015. Photo by Phil Moore / AFP

Indonesia boosts UN peacekeeping troops after Obama plea

Sep 29, 2015 - 8:02 AM

Indonesia is among 50 countries who pledged a total of 30 000 troops at a US summit called to shore up missions under strain from the rise in global crises

UN PEACEKEEPING. Countries boost their commitment to peacekeeping efforts. Photo by EPA

Cholera, climate change fuel Haiti's humanitarian crisis – UN

Aug 19, 2015 - 10:17 AM

Haiti – the poorest country in the Americas – is already suffering from chronic instability and struggling to recover from a devastating 2010 earthquake

HAITI'S POOR. In this file photo, a family prepares food in a shanty house in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, January  12, 2015. Jean Jacques Augustin/EPA

UN probes deadly shooting of peacekeepers in C. Africa

Aug 09, 2015 - 9:59 PM

The Rwandan defense ministry points to terrorism as the possible motive for the rampage

A Moroccan peacekeeper serving with the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) escorts a UN delegation in Bambari, 400 km northeast of Bangui, 20 June 2014. Catianne Tijerina/UN Photo

Integrating a gender perspective in UN peace support operations

Jun 15, 2015 - 10:43 AM

[CIRSS Commentaries] Integrating women in peace operations is not only to mainstream gender equality in operations but has a greater meaning in terms of safeguarding international peace and stability

Nepalese UN Peacekeepers visit an orphanage in Kenscoff, Haiti, with medical supplies, September 8, 2009, Kenscoff, Haiti. Logan Abassi/UN Photo

Peacekeeping in a volatile environment

Apr 14, 2015 - 10:57 AM

[CIRSS Commentaries] The Philippines in Golan Heights and beyond: Hostile environments make it difficult to guarantee the safety and respect for peacekeepers

PEACEKEEPERS. The UN Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) mission in Syria. File photo by UN

Israel admits its fire killed Spanish UN peacekeeper in Lebanon

Apr 07, 2015 - 9:54 PM

UPDATED Israeli security sources acknowledge that the death of a Spanish UN peacekeeper in Lebanon fighting in January was caused by Israeli fire

PATROL. A Lebanese soldier walks next to UN peacekeeping force in southern Lebanon (UNIFIL) base after a Spanish peacekeeper was killed in fire exchange between Hezbollah and Israel, in the Abbasieh area, near Israeli border, Lebanon, 28 January 2015. Stringer / EPA

Hezbollah will pay 'full price' for deadly attack – Israel

Jan 29, 2015 - 2:33 PM

Those behind today s attack will pay the full price Netanyahu s office quoted him as saying at a meeting with Israeli s top security brass Wednesday evening

CAUTION. A Lebanese soldier walks next to UN peacekeeping force in southern Lebanon (UNIFIL) base after a Spanish peacekeeper was killed in fire exchange between Hezbollah and Israel, in the Abbasieh area, near Israeli border, Lebanon, 28 January 2015.  Stringer/EPA

Typhoon Hagupit, PAGASA on COA, HK protesters surrender | The wRap

Dec 03, 2014 - 7:15 PM

Typhoon Hagupit is expected to enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility Thursday Weather authorities cry foul on reports alleging PAGASA is incapable of properly warning the country against storms 3 Occupy Hong Kong leaders surrender

First batch of PH peacekeepers completes Ebola quarantine

Dec 02, 2014 - 6:35 PM

The military sets a belated Heroes Welcome for the peacekeepers on Thursday December 4

EBOLA-FREE: Filipino peacekeepers from Liberia complete the 21-day quarantine. ​Photos by Army Major Gerard Alvaran

Is Ona on his way out?

Nov 27, 2014 - 8:08 PM

UPDATED Health Secretary Enrique Ona expects to meet President Benigno Aquino III on the last day of his month long leave Whether he will be asked to stay on will depend on the President

GREEN LIGHT. Health Secretary Enrique Ona says they are ready as advocates anticipate the full implementation of the Reproductive Health law. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

DOH: 2nd Filipino peacekeeper negative for Ebola

Nov 26, 2014 - 2:28 PM

The Philippine peacekeeper part of the contingent that arrived from Liberia on November 12 is suffering from hypertension

HOME: UN Peacekeepers from Liberia arrive at the Philippine Air Force headquarters in Villamor Air Base. Photo courtesy of PH Air Force

Another Filipino peacekeeper tested for Ebola

Nov 25, 2014 - 7:15 PM

The peacekeeper who became dizzy and nauseous after a basketball game while in quarantine on Caballo Island is brought to a Manila based hospital

HOME: UN Peacekeepers from Liberia arrive at the Philippine Air Force headquarters in Villamor Air Base. Photo courtesy of PH Air Force

Last batch of PH peacekeepers from Liberia now home

Nov 25, 2014 - 5:48 PM

The peacekeepers are undergoing a 3 week quarantine at the Armed Forces of the Philippines Medical Center

QUARANTINED. Four peacekeepers are staying in the AFP Medical Center for a 3-week precautionary quarantine. File photo from the AFP Medical Center website.

Garin open to visiting quarantined soldiers again

Nov 24, 2014 - 4:26 PM

Acting Health Secretary Janette Garin says the clamor on her visit was an opportunity to clear some of the misconceptions on the deadly Ebola disease

CONTROVERSY: Acting Health Secretary Janette Garin and Armed Forces chief General Gregorio Catapang Jr visit troops from Liberia. Photo from AFP-PAO

Don't shake hands with Sotto and Ejercito

Nov 24, 2014 - 10:00 AM

Preventing fear and panic is a vital part of handling any epidemic Fear causes people and governments to take counter productive measures

Q&A: UN deputy chief on Haiyan, ISIS and blue helmets

Nov 23, 2014 - 10:22 AM

The UN s number two diplomat talks about the global implications of problems the Philippines faces like disaster risk reduction terrorism and peacekeeping

After kidnappings, UN to focus on peacekeepers’ safety

Nov 22, 2014 - 7:48 AM

The UN s deputy secretary general tells Rappler the Philippines concern about the safety of peacekeepers will be a priority in the review of peace operations

UN peacekeepers facing 'complex challenges'

Nov 20, 2014 - 11:05 AM

Rarely have the much vaunted blue helmets been under such strain prompting a push at the UN to rethink peacekeeping as the world struggles with a record number of crises

Peacekeepers serving with the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) during celebrations commemorating United Nations Day (24 October), in Juba, South Sudan, 24 October 2014. JC McIlwaine/UN Photo

DOH to quarantine OFWs from Ebola-hit countries

Nov 18, 2014 - 4:37 PM

Acting Health Secretary Janette Garin says the mandatory quarantine will protect OFWs from stigma and will assure Filipinos that DOH is bent on maintaining the country’s Ebola free status

PH peacekeeper will still complete Ebola quarantine – DOH

Nov 16, 2014 - 6:34 PM

Despite testing negative for Ebola the malaria stricken UN peacekeeper is required to complete the 21 day quarantine on Caballo Island

HOME. UN Peacekeepers from Liberia arrive at the Philippine Air Force headquarters in Villamor Air Base on November 12, 2014. Photo courtesy of PH Air Force

PH peacekeeper negative for Ebola, positive for malaria

Nov 15, 2014 - 2:22 PM

The Philippine peacekeeper part of the contingent that arrived from Liberia on November 12 will remain at the RITM for treatment for malaria

HOME. UN Peacekeepers from Liberia arrive at the Philippine Air Force headquarters in Villamor Air Base on November 12, 2014. Photo courtesy of PH Air Force

Filipino peacekeeper from Ebola-hit Liberia has fever – DOH

Nov 14, 2014 - 12:14 PM

UPDATED The peacekeeper is now in a hospital as part of the department s routine protocol

HOME: UN Peacekeepers from Liberia arrive at the Philippine Air Force headquarters in Villamor Air Base. Photo courtesy of PH Air Force

Filipino peacekeepers from Ebola-hit Liberia arrive in PH

Nov 12, 2014 - 7:02 PM

They will go through a 3 week quarantine on Caballo Island

HOME: UN Peacekeepers from Liberia arrive at the Philippine Air Force headquarters in Villamor Air Base. Photo courtesy of PH Air Force

24 Filipino cops in Liberia test negative for Ebola

Nov 10, 2014 - 1:08 PM

They are joining the 108 Filipino troops coming home Wednesday evening November 12

'PARADISE ISLAND': The Filipino peacekeepers from Liberia will be quarantined in Caballo Island. Photo from AFP-PAO

UN: PH peacekeepers in Liberia test negative for Ebola

Nov 09, 2014 - 8:47 AM

The Filipino peacekeepers are coming home on Tuesday November 11 and will be quarantined for 21 days in Caballo Island located at the mouth of Manila Bay

'PARADISE ISLAND': The Filipino peacekeepers from Liberia will be quarantined in Caballo Island. Photo from AFP-PAO

Troops from Ebola-hit Liberia to stay on 'Island Paradise'

Nov 04, 2014 - 9:19 PM

The change of locations comes after the local government of Capas Tarlac protested the selection of their town as the place for the quarantine procedure

PEACEKEEPERS: File photo of Filipino peacekeepers returning from Liberia and Golan Heights. Rappler photo