United Nations peacekeepers - updates

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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 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

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

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

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

At least nine UN peacekeepers killed in Mali ambush: UN

Oct 03, 2014 - 8:57 PM

A statement from the UN mission says a convoy of MINUSMA peacekeepers from the Nigerien contingent was the target of a direct attack

UN chief orders review of peace operations

Sep 25, 2014 - 6:53 AM

UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon says it s been a terrible year for the principles enshrined in the UN Charter

Secretary-General Ban Ki-mooon rehearses addressing world leaders in the General Assembly Hall, 21 September 2014, United Nations, New York. Mark Garten/UN Photo

UN troops withdraw from Syrian Golan

Sep 15, 2014 - 11:30 PM

This comes two weeks after Al Qaeda linked rebels kidnapped 45 Fijian peacekeepers and engaged Filipino peacekeepers in a standoff

Photo courtesy of Elmer Cato

After Golan crisis, AFP chief reminds PMA cadets to follow orders

Sep 14, 2014 - 9:01 AM

AFP chief of staff General Gregorio Catapang Jr delivers a speech during the recognition rites of PMA Class 2018

General Gregorio Catapang Jr

Palace downplays UN, AFP contradiction on Golan standoff

Sep 04, 2014 - 3:37 PM

Malacañang says the Philippines wants to complete its commitment to the United Nations the proper way

NO CONTRADICTION. The Palace downplays the discrepancies between the accounts of the Philippine military and the UN regarding the standoff in Syria. File photo from AFP

PH pulling out peacekeepers in Liberia, Golan Heights

Aug 23, 2014 - 2:26 PM

The move involves a total of 446 troops consisting of 115 Philippine Air Force personnel deployed to Liberia in July 2012 and 331 troops deployed to Golan in November 2012

PH to UN: Ensure peacekeepers' safety

Mar 20, 2013 - 3:30 PM

The UN must exert all efforts to protect peacekeepers in the Golan Heights after 21 Filipino soldiers were kidnapped a senior PH diplomat says

The price of peace

Mar 10, 2013 - 12:55 PM

For Filipino soldiers being tapped as peacekeepers is manna from heaven

Filipino peacekeepers released

Mar 09, 2013 - 11:08 PM

UN Secretary General Ban Ki moon emphasizes to all parties the impartiality of United Nations peacekeepers