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Two UN bases have been attacked in Mali, with a peacekeeper and Malian security guard killed, a militants continue their campaign against the mission's presence in the country.

Pro-Christian militias killed two Moroccan UN peacekeepers in the Central African Republic's southeast on Tuesday, according to the United Nations.

Israel opposes peace in Syria due to Iran fears

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Israel opposes peace in Syria due to Iran fears

Israel says it does not support a ceasefire in Syria's south, fearing it will allow Iran to establish air and naval bases close to its border.

UN announces 30 percent cut in Darfur <em>peacekeepers</em>

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UN announces 30 percent cut in Darfur peacekeepers

The number of UN peacekeeping troops serving in the joint African Union mission in Sudan's Darfur will be reduced, according to an official ...

Turkey prepares to ramp up fight against Syrian Kurds

Paul Iddon

Turkey prepares to ramp up fight against Syrian Kurds

Analysis: Ankara wants to oust the YPG from Tel Rifaat, according to Turkish newspaper reports.

Robert Cusack

South Sudan soldiers in dock for mass rape cases

The case against 13 soldiers has been postponed in order to allow the prosecution to build a case effectively.

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Explaining Syria's 'de-escalation' zones and why some are worried

Explaining Syria's new 'safe zones' and how they work, and why many are worried about their vagueness

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Russia seeks US coordination in Syria ceasefire efforts

Putin spoke with US President Trump on Tuesday to push a plan to create security zones in Syria as opposition groups set to meet in Astana to ...

Robert Cusack

South Sudan refuses UN peacekeepers access to 'massacre site'

UN peacekeeping forces have been repeatedly refused access to the scene of fighting between government and rebel troops in South Sudan where ...

South Sudan: An urgent priority for the international agenda

Monique Bouffé

South Sudan: An urgent priority for the international agenda

Comment: Japan's decision to withdraw its peacekeeping forces from South Sudan came as no surprise, but as the conflict continues to escalate, ...

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Car bomb rocks Mogadishu hours after Somalia cabinet announcement

The attack took place within a close to Somalia's presidential compound, and moments after the announcement of a new cabinet to govern the ...

Surveillance wars: Israel targets Lebanon border protest with tear-gas

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Surveillance wars: Israel targets Lebanon border protest with tear-gas

Dozens of Lebanese protesters were tear gassed at the Lebanese-Israel border on Saturday after gathering to voice objections at the installation ...

IS claims rocket fire at Israel resort from Egypt

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IS claims rocket fire at Israel resort from Egypt

The Islamic State - Sinai branch said on Thursday that it fired rockets at the Israeli resort of Eilat from the Sinai Peninsula in a rare attack ...

US envoy eyes cuts to 'obsolete' UN peacekeeping

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US envoy eyes cuts to 'obsolete' UN peacekeeping

The UN's flagship peacekeeping enterprise could soon downsize after the new US envoy vowed to make cuts to "obsolete" activities, potentially ...

Morocco rejoining AU is a boon to the continent

Samir Bennis

Morocco rejoining AU is a boon to the continent

Comment: After a 33-year absence, Morocco has rejoined the African Union, in a move that will favour the prosperity of the whole continent, ...

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Indonesia denies peacekeepers tried to leave Sudan with arms

Indonesia said that their peacekeepers in Sudan did not attempt to leave the country with weapons.

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Two Moroccan troops killed in Central Africa convoy attack

Two Moroccan peacekeepers died after gunmen attacked their convoy in the Central African Republic's remote southeast.

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UN to vote on South Sudan arms embargo

The UN will vote on whether to adopt an arms embargo on South Sudan after warnings that the country faced the risk of mass atrocities.

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US seeks UN vote on South Sudan arms embargo

The US pushed for a Security Council vote on an arms embargo on South Sudan as in attempt to cut off weapons flow to the war-torn country.

UN Security Council extends South Sudan mission

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UN Security Council extends South Sudan mission

The UN Security Council has extended the mandate of its peacekeeping mission in South Sudan for a year, demanding an end to the fighting.

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Major powers divided over US-sponsored measure on South Sudan

The UN Security Council extended the mandate of the peacekeeping mission in South Sudan to allow more time for negotiations after it expired on ...

Three UN workers kidnapped in Sudan's troubled Darfur region

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Three UN workers kidnapped in Sudan's troubled Darfur region

Armed men in Sudan's West Darfur region have kidnapped three UN workers - including two Nepalese - highlighting the ongoing security issues in ...

Sisi expresses support for Trump's proposed Muslim registry

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Sisi expresses support for Trump's proposed Muslim registry

Egypt's president has defended Donald Trump's proposal to set up a database of Muslims, arguing it would ensure 'security and stability'.

UN to the rescue

Robert Springborg

UN to the rescue

Comment: The election of Trump sees the UN inherit a key role which it is not well equipped to perform. Root and branch reform will be ...

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