The Desert Rats Ready Their Skills for Peacekeeping Mission

The second UK taskforce to deploy to the United Nations Peacekeeping Operation in Mali is undertaking its final mission rehearsal exercise before deploying. The Desert Rats follow in the footsteps of The Light Dragoons-led taskforce who received a welcome reaction Read More …

Arria-Formula Meeting on the Threat of Improvised Explosive Devices against Peace Operations

omorrow (26 March), an Arria-formula meeting will be held on: “Protecting the Peacekeeper: Suppressing the Deployment of Improvised Explosive Devices against Peace Operations”. The meeting is being co-hosted by Kenya, China, Estonia, France, Ireland, Mexico, Niger, Norway, Saint Vincent and Read More …

Mali: Around 20 UN Peacekeepers Injured In Major Attack On MINUSMA Base

Some 20 UN peacekeepers serving with the UN Stabilization Mission in Mali, MINUSMA, were injured on Wednesday, after their temporary base came under attack in the restive central region of the country. In a statement, MINUSMA said that the ‘blue Read More …

Russian mine action specialists clear over 15,400 explosive objects in Nagorno-Karabakh

Russian mine action specialists have surveyed an area of more than 250 hectares in Nagorno-Karabakh to spot and clear explosive objects, the press service of the Russian emergencies ministry told TASS on Thursday. “Over the period of their mission in Read More …

Blue Helmets trained in robotic mine clearance

Thirty-one of Cambodia’s Blue Helmet troops are being trained to use robotics to clear mines and unexploded ordnance (UXO) before being sent on United Nations (UN) peacekeeping missions. Deputy director-general of the National Center for Peacekeeping Force, Mines and Explosive Read More …

Nagorno Karabakh: Russian peacekeepers conduct demining works in Martakert

The specialists of the International Mine Action Center of the Russian defense ministry continue demining works in the territory of Artsakh (Nagorno Karabakh), the Russian defense ministry reports. This time the demining works are being carried out in Martakert town. Read More …

Peacekeepers under attack again in Mali, as one Egyptian blue helmet dies, another seriously injured

An explosive device (IED) detonated under a truck that was part of a logistics convoy from the UN Stabilization Mission in the country, MINUSMA, at around 3pm in the vicinity of Tessalit, in the Kidal region, said the mission. “The Read More …