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.

Darfur rebels release last three UNAMID staff

Rebels in Sudan`s Darfur region
have released two Sudanese interpreters and a Yemeni police adviser detained on Sunday during a peacekeeping patrol.

Darfur rebels say 49 AU-UN peacekeepers held

Rebels in Sudan`s Darfur region
said on Monday they have detained 49 international peacekeepers.

Malaysian PM would send peacekeepers to Bahrain

Najib Razak, however, backed S Arabia`s role in resolving regional unrest.

UN wants up to 2,000 more Ivory Coast peacekeepers

The 10,000-member UN force in Ivory Coast has been protecting Ouattara.

Civilian working for peacekeepers abducted in Darfur: UN

A civilian with the joint UN-
African Union UNAMID peacekeeping force was kidnapped by gunmen in Sudan`s El Fasher in Darfur as a UN Security Council delegation visited the town, UN officials said.

Ban saddened by deaths of Indian peacekeepers in Congo

Secretary General Ban
Ki-moon on Wednesday expressed sadness over the death of three Indian
peacekeepers in Congo when rebel forces attacked their base
in Kirumba province of the central African nation.

UN declares "zero tolerance" for sex abuse by peacekeepers

The United Nations has "zero tolerance" for sexual misconduct by international troops participating in peacekeeping missions, the UN`s special representative on sexual violence in conflict said late Tuesday.

Seven UN peacekeepers, 28 UN civilians killed in 2009

Seven troopers serving in UN peacekeeping operations and at least 28 civilians were killed in 2009 as a result of violent acts, the UN Staff Union said.

Gunmen kill 5 peacekeepers in Darfur attacks

Gunmen killed five Rwandan soldiers in
a series of attacks on the international peacekeeping force in
Darfur, a spokesman for the mission said, marking a swift
upsurge in violence in the western Sudanese region.

Suicide blasts target Somalia peacekeepers

Two powerful explosions
ripped through a Ugandan peacekeepers` compound at Mogadishu
airport on Thursday, killing at least two people in a twin suicide
attack claimed by hardline Somali rebels.