Rebels seize most of Syrian side of Golan truce line: NGO

Al Qaeda-led rebels have seized most of the Syrian side of the armistice line with Israel on the Golan Heights, a monitoring group said on Saturday.

Fiji retracts claim release of UN peacekeepers imminent

Fiji on Wednesday retracted a claim that 45 UN peacekeepers being held hostage in the Golan Heights by Syrian Al-Nusra Front rebels were about to be released, blaming a communications mix-up.

UN denies Golan peacekeepers ordered to hand arms to Syria rebels

The U.N. peacekeeping chief strongly denied on Wednesday allegations from the Philippines` army chief that Filipino peacekeepers in the Golan Heights were ordered to surrender their weapons to Islamist militants who had trapped them.

Mali bomb blast kills four UN peacekeepers

 Four United Nations peacekeepers from Chad were killed Tuesday when their truck was blown up in Mali, casting a shadow over the restart of peace talks between the west African state and rebel militias.

Mali bomb blast kills four UN peacekeepers

 Four United Nations peacekeepers from Chad were killed Tuesday when their truck was blown up in Mali, casting a shadow over the restart of peace talks between the west African state and rebel militias.

Fiji says Syrian rebels want compensation, removal from terror list

Islamist fighters who seized dozens of Fijian soldiers serving as UN peacekeepers on the Golan Heights last week are demanding that their group be removed from a global terrorism list and that compensation be paid for members killed in fighting, the head of Fiji`s army said on Tuesday.

All Philippine UN peacekeepers in Golan now safe: Military

All 75 Filipino troops serving as UN peacekeepers in the Golan Heights are now safe after the last batch slipped away under cover of night from besieging Syrian rebels, military spokesmen said Sunday.

32 Filipino peacekeepers evacuated, others under attack: UN

Thirty-two Filipino UN peacekeepers have been evacuated after being caught up in heavy fighting on the Golan Heights while others remain under fire, the UN confirmed today.

South Sudan Army and rebels block UN peacekeepers

Warring forces in South Sudan are continuing to block United Nations peacekeepers as the civil war that has devastated the young nation continues to rage, the UN said Thursday.

Three UN peacekeepers wounded in north Mali attack

A spokesman for the UN peacekeeping mission in Mali says three peacekeepers have been wounded while pursuing suspects in an attack near a military camp in the country`s north.

UN peacekeepers in DR Congo on alert after clashes

UN peacekeepers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are on alert amid ongoing clashes between government forces and unidentified armed men, a UN spokesperson said here Monday.

Ban Ki-moon says Sudan must act on Darfur killings

UN leader Ban Ki-moon has called on the Sudanese government to act against the growing number of killings of UN peacekeepers in the strife-torn Darfur region.

UN peacekeepers crack down on protest in Liberia

Civilian employees of the United Nations Mission in Liberia have clashed with the United Nations armed peacekeepers in a protest over what they claim are unfavourable work conditions.

UN peacekeeper killed in Central African Republic

A UN peacekeeper from the Republic of Congo was killed over the weekend in Central African Republic by a Christian militia, underscoring the growing peril that international forces are facing in the troubled nation.

Mali elections overshadowed by suicide bombing

Malians voted on Sunday in the second round of parliamentary elections intended to cap the nation`s return to democracy, but overshadowed by the deaths of two UN peacekeepers in an Islamist attack.

UN Council strongly condemns Mali peacekeeper killings

The UN Security Council quickly condemned a suicide bomb attack in Mali that killed two Senegalese UN peacekeepers.

Haitians take to streets in anti-government protests

Thousands of young Haitians have demonstrated in several cities demanding that President Michel Martelly step down.

160 UN peacekeepers desert Mali posts: Military

A group of 160 Chadian troops from the United Nations peacekeeping force in Mali have deserted their posts in a dispute over pay and conditions, a military source and the soldiers themselves told a news agency.

UN chief Ban `outraged` at Darfur peacekeeper deaths

UN leader Ban Ki-moon is "outraged" at the killing of seven Tanzanian peacekeepers in an ambush in Darfur and called on the Sudanese government to take action, his spokesman has said.

UN peacekeepers take over ahead of Mali polls

United Nations peacekeepers took over security duties from African troops in Mali today with a mission to ensure stability in the conflict-scarred nation just four weeks ahead of planned elections.