Kiev says Putin open to peacekeeping mission in east Ukraine

The Ukrainian presidency today said Russian President Vladimir Putin was open to the deployment of a peacekeeping mission in war-torn eastern Ukraine, after the leaders of both countries spoke by phone with their French and German counterparts.

Three killed in suicide attack on peacekeepers in Mali: UN

A suicide bomber attacked a UN barracks in northern Mali on Wednesday, the United Nations said, killing three civilians and wounding 16 people, including several peacekeepers.

Ukrainian President calls for peacekeepers to enforce ceasefire

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko called for deploying international peacekeepers in the war-torn eastern Ukraine to observe the implementation of a ceasefire deal between government troops and pro-independence rebels.

Ukraine calls for peacekeepers after rebels take key town
Ukraine calls for peacekeepers after rebels take key town

Ukrainian President Poroshenko on Wednesday called for European peacekeepers to enforce a shattered ceasefire deal in east Ukraine after a flashpoint strategic town fell to a fierce assault by pro-Russian rebels.

UN peacekeepers attacked in Sudan

United Nations peacekeepers were attacked by unidentified armed men in two separate incidents in Sudan, authorities said.

Fiji to stop sending peacekeepers to Liberia

Fiji will stop sending peacekeepers to Liberia in the face of the Ebola crisis in Africa, a police official said Wednesday.

Nine peacekeepers killed in northern Mali: UN

Men on motorbikes ambushed a convoy of UN peacekeepers in northern Mali on Friday, UN officials said, killing nine in the deadliest attack yet on the force.

UN peacekeepers ordered to pull back from Syrian Golan

The United Nations has pulled back its peacekeepers in the Golan to the Israeli side after Syrian fighters advanced near their positions, a UN spokesman said Monday.

UN says China not yet deploying peacekeepers in South Sudan

China will send 700 soldiers to a U.N. peacekeeping force in South Sudan later this year to protect civilians amid a rebellion in the African country, a U.N. official said on Wednesday, denying a report they were already being deployed.

Philippine troops pull 'greatest escape' in Golan

Under cover of darkness, 40 Filipino peacekeepers escaped their besieged outpost in the Golan Heights after a seven-hour gunbattle with Syrian rebels, Philippine officials said on Sunday. Al-Qaida-linked insurgents still hold captive 44 Fijian troops.

Top UN official supporting peacekeepers resigns

56. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says Ameerah Haq is stepping down as the UN undersecretary-general in charge of providing logistics and support for the more than 100,000 UN peacekeepers deployed around the world.

Nearly 50 killed in Central Africa since Monday: Peacekeepers

Nearly 50 people have been killed in three days in a fresh surge of sectarian violence in the Central African Republic triggered by a massacre of Muslims by a Christian militia, a peacekeeping officer said.

Peacekeepers clash with anti-balaka fighters in C Africa

Rockets and grenade explosions rocked the capital of the Central African Republic on Wednesday as international peacekeepers and militias waged deadly clashes near the city`s airport.

Some nations ready to deploy Syria peacekeepers: Kerry

US Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday that some countries might be prepared to send peacekeeping troops to Syria, as the UN leads efforts to bring the warring sides together and end the war.

Burundi, Chad peacekeepers exchange fire in C. Africa: Burundi military

Burundian and Chadian troops in MISCA, the African force deployed in the Central African Republic, exchanged fire in Bangui Monday, the commander of the Burundian contingent said.

Uruguay to pull peacekeepers from Haiti: President

Uruguay`s President Jose Mujica has said he plans to withdraw his country`s peacekeeping troops from Haiti because of the lack of democratic progress there.

UN says 20 peacekeepers detained on Golan Heights

The United Nations says about 20 peacekeepers in the force charged with monitoring the cease-fire between Israel and Syrian troops on the Golan Heights have been detained by approximately 30 armed fighters.

`Syria needs peacekeepers not military forces`

The appeal could have a rough time getting past Syria`s stalwart UN allies Russia and China.

Three Indians died during UN peacekeeping ops to be honoured

Three Indian security personnel who laid down their lives during UN peacekeeping operations last year will be among 112 peacekeepers to be honoured for their sacrifice at a ceremony here next week.

Pak UN peacekeepers jailed for Haiti sex abuse

Three Pakistani police in the UN peacekeeping mission in Haiti have been found guilty of sexual abuse and ordered jailed, the UN said on Tuesday.