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Four Nigerian peacekeepers have been killed and eight wounded in an ambush in Sudan’s restive western Darfur region, the United Nations says.
UN spokesman Martin Nesirky said the ambush on a United Nations-African Union peacekeeping patrol in El-Geneina took place on Tuesday night.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called on Sudan to conduct a full More >
A United Nations human rights expert has called for an urgent independent investigation into recent sectarian violence in Burma’s Rakhine state that left at least 78 dead and tens of thousands homeless.
Tomas Ojea Quintana ended a week-long visit to Myanmar on Saturday saying he had witnessed “widespread suffering” in the western state. He said More >
I was under the impression that part of United Nations mandates are as follows:
To deploy and maintain a presence in the key areas of potential volatility in order to promote the re-establishment of confidence, to discourage violence, in particular by deterring the use of force to threaten the political process, and to allow United Nations More >
A ROADSIDE bomb has ripped through a minibus in the central Afghan province of Wardak, killing five civilians, an official said.
“A mine planted by the enemies of Afghanistan detonated under a civilian minibus. Five civilians including women and children have been killed. Two others are injured,” said provincial government spokesman Sahidullah More >
Gunshots rang out and residents fled burning homes today as security forces in western Myanmar struggled to contain deadly ethnic and religious violence that has displaced thousands of people.
The conflict pitting ethnic Rakhine Buddhists against Rohingya Muslims has left at least a dozen civilians dead and hundreds of homes charred since it began More >