UN: Three Tanzanian peacekeepers injured in Central African Republic

Three Tanzanian peacekeepers serving on the United Nations’ mission in Central African Republic (MINUSCA) were injured on Thursday, when their vehicle struck an unidentified explosive device. One of the soldiers was seriously hurt, and needed to be evacuated to Bouar Read More …

2021 Year in Review: UN support for countries in conflict

Long-running conflicts continued in Syria and Yemen this year, whilst fresh unrest caused serious instability in Myanmar, Afghanistan, Ethiopia and Sudan. United Nations “Blue Helmet” peacekeepers suffered losses and injuries, particularly those serving in the peacekeeping missions in Mali and Read More …

Terrorists’ IED Attacks Make the UN Mission in Mali Even Deadlier in 2021

The world’s deadliest peacekeeping mission has recorded a twofold increase in fatalities among its troops from improvised explosive devices this year, reinforcing what analysts say: more sophisticated attacks are being carried out by jihadists in Mali and elsewhere in the Read More …

Russian peacekeepers destroyed explosive objects detected in Nagorno-Karabakh

Servicemen of the Russian peacekeeping contingent destroyed the ammo detected at the territory of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh). During one day sappers destroyed eight ammo for hand-held antitank grenade launcher detected in Martuni district. Disposal of the detected explosive devices (EDs) was Read More …

Somalia: Blast Kills Four Burundian Peacekeepers in Middle Shabelle region

Four Burundian soldiers were killed and another wounded after explosions targeted their military convoy in Somalia’s Middle Shabelle region, Al-Qaeda-linked militant group Al-Shabaab claimed via its Andalus radio station. Burundian peacekeepers have not immediately commented on the claims by the Read More …

Mali: Growing Trend of Violence Against UN Peacekeepers

On 2 October 2021, a United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) peacekeeper died and four others were seriously injured in an improvised explosive device (IED) attack in Tessalit, Kidal region. Strongly condemning the incident, Mr El-Ghassim Wane, Read More …

Lebanon’s townspeople hope for mine-free orchards after two decades of fear

From the balcony of a mosque in Lebanon’s southern town of Abbasiya, a group of townspeople have been anxiously monitoring their orchards for two decades, as the land was planted with mines by the Israeli army before its withdrawal in Read More …

Mali: One UN Peacekeeper Killed, Four Wounded In IED Explosion Near Tessalit, Kidal

One U.N. peacekeeper was killed and four more were severely wounded when their convoy hit an improvised explosive device in northern Mali on Saturday, the U.N. force in Mali said. The bloodshed near the town of Tessalit followed the killing Read More …