BRICS adopts new counter-terror strategy; Modi says nations supporting terrorists should be held guilty

The five-nation grouping BRICS on Tuesday adopted a new counter-terrorism strategy to effectively deal with the menace, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi asserted that there is a need to ensure that countries supporting terrorists are held guilty, a call backed Read More …

UN: Landmine toll still high amid concerns over COVID-19 impact on clearance efforts

According to the Landmine Monitor 2020, more than 80 per cent of the world – 164 countries – have adopted the Mine Ban Treaty 23 years after it was drafted and signed, and most of the 33 countries that are Read More …

Why explosive hazard clearance in Iraq matters in New Zealand

Even as the world struggles to put the worst of the Covid-19 crisis behind us, its lessons for global problem-solving remain to be applied elsewhere. What has Covid-19 proven so far? Arguably, given talent and money available, in time, medical Read More …

Inside the gruelling danger experienced by Irish peacekeeping troops in Syria

On the roads along the Golan Heights danger lurks at every corner for Irish troops. A 50-year-old land dispute between Syria and Israel, a Syrian civil war, and a battle for the hearts and minds of the Golan Arabs between Read More …

UN peacekeeper killed and another seriously wounded after their vehicle hit a roadside bomb in northern Mali

A UN peacekeeper was killed in northern Mali and another seriously wounded after their vehicle hit a roadside bomb on Thursday, the UN mission said. The attack came as civil servants in the capital, Bamako, protested against the “selective release” Read More …

UNMAS: Unexploded bombs to litter Iraq’s Mosul for more than a decade

The Iraqi city of Mosul will remain strewn with unexploded bombs for a decade, endangering a million or more civilians who want to return home following the end of three years of Daesh occupation, a U.N. demining expert said on Read More …

UN to set up new peacekeeping base in South Sudan

The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) said on Wednesday it will set up a temporary peacekeeping base in Central Equatoria’s Lobonok County. The decision followed a surge in armed attacks on civilians and humanitarian convoys in the region, Read More …