Peacekeeping forces

In this July 18, 2017, photo, a Sri Lankan man known as Witness #199 shows the scars on his back during an interview in London. He has tried to commit suicide multiple times because of the traumatic memories of his rape and torture. Raped, branded and beaten repeatedly, more than 50 ethnic Tamil men seeking political asylum in Europe have come forward to say they were abducted and tortured under Sri Lanka’s current regime. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
November 10, 2017 - 11:16 pm
GENEVA (AP) — Sri Lanka's government faced increasing pressure Friday to answer for alleged human rights violations following an Associated Press investigation that found more than 50 men who said they were raped, branded or tortured as recently as this year. The men's anguished descriptions of...
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In this July 18, 2017, photo, a Sri Lankan man known as Witness #199 shows the scars on his back during an interview in London. He has tried to commit suicide multiple times because of the traumatic memories of his rape and torture. Raped, branded and beaten repeatedly, more than 50 ethnic Tamil men seeking political asylum in Europe have come forward to say they were abducted and tortured under Sri Lanka’s current regime. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
November 10, 2017 - 7:21 pm
GENEVA (AP) — Sri Lanka's government faced increasing pressure Friday to answer for alleged human rights violations following an Associated Press investigation that found more than 50 men who said they were raped, branded or tortured as recently as this year. The men's anguished descriptions of...
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FILE - In this June 5, 2017, file photo, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, right, and U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis participate in talks at Government House in Sydney. President Donald Trump’s national security brain trust faces Congress on the need for a new war authorization as the deadly ambush in Niger is fueling a push among many lawmakers to update the legal parameters for combat operations overseas. (Mark Metcalfe/Pool Photo via AP, File)
November 06, 2017 - 5:35 am
HELSINKI (AP) — As the Islamic State group loses its remaining strongholds in Iraq and Syria, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is facing a growing chorus of questions from NATO allies and partners about what the next steps will be in the region to preserve peace and ensure the militants don't rise...
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FILE- In this Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017 file photo U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, left, shakes hands with people at Bangassou Cathedral Bangui, Central African Republic. Surrounded by hostile Christian militias, Muslim civilians in the volatile Central African Republic town of Bangassou have paid small fortunes to United Nations contractors to hide them in vehicles and take them to safety after U.N. peacekeepers repeatedly refused to do so, according to multiple people who made the journey. (AP Photo/Joel Kouam, File)
October 26, 2017 - 11:35 am
BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Surrounded by hostile Christian militias, Muslim civilians in the volatile Central African Republic town of Bangassou have paid small fortunes to United Nations contractors to hide them in vehicles and take them to safety after U.N. peacekeepers repeatedly...
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October 26, 2017 - 11:20 am
BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Surrounded by hostile Christian militias, Muslim civilians in the volatile Central African Republic town of Bangassou have paid small fortunes to United Nations contractors to hide them in vehicles and take them to safety after U.N. peacekeepers repeatedly...
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U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, left, is welcomed by Central African Republic Prime Minister, Simplice Sarandji, centre, upon arrival at the airport in Bangui, Central African Republic, Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017. Guterres paid tribute Tuesday to the thousands of U.N. peacekeepers in Central African Republic, the site of one of the U.N.'s most dangerous missions and the most sexual misconduct allegations against peacekeepers and U.N. personnel last year. (AP Photo/Joel Kouam)
October 24, 2017 - 4:24 pm
BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres paid tribute Tuesday to the thousands of U.N. peacekeepers in Central African Republic, the site of one of the U.N.'s most dangerous missions and the most sexual misconduct allegations against peacekeepers and U.N...
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October 24, 2017 - 3:43 pm
BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres paid tribute Wednesday to the thousands of U.N. peacekeepers in Central African Republic, the site of one of the U.N.'s most dangerous missions and the most sexual misconduct allegations against peacekeepers and U.N...
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In this photo taken Monday, June 5, 2017, a refugee pastor from the Yei area of South Sudan, who spoke on condition of anonymity for fear of retribution from South Sudanese intelligence officials, covers his face with his Bible inscribed with the word "Redemption," promising revenge, as he is photographed in his hut in Bidi Bidi refugee settlement in northern Uganda. When the region of Yei in South Sudan fell into ethnic cleansing in 2016, a handful of UN and US officials begged their leaders for help but the pleas fell on deaf ears, an AP investigation has found. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
October 23, 2017 - 1:48 pm
YEI, South Sudan (AP) — In a story Oct. 18 about the failure of the U.N. and U.S. to prevent "ethnic cleansing" in parts of South Sudan, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the U.N. is still considering establishing a permanent base in the region of Yei. The U.N. decided two months ago...
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In this photo taken Monday, June 5, 2017, a refugee pastor from the Yei area of South Sudan, who spoke on condition of anonymity for fear of retribution from South Sudanese intelligence officials, covers his face with his Bible inscribed with the word "Redemption," promising revenge, as he is photographed in his hut in Bidi Bidi refugee settlement in northern Uganda. When the region of Yei in South Sudan fell into ethnic cleansing in 2016, a handful of UN and US officials begged their leaders for help but the pleas fell on deaf ears, an AP investigation has found. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
October 18, 2017 - 4:27 am
YEI, South Sudan (AP) — Until the summer of 2016, South Sudan's Yei region was a leafy oasis in the midst of the country's civil war. But when a national peace deal broke down and government soldiers ransacked the area, a handful of U.N. and U.S. officials begged their leaders for help. The United...
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United Nations peacekeepers lower the United Nations flag during the end of operations ceremony for the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017. The U.N. peacekeeping mission in Haiti is coming to an official end on Oct. 15. Immediately afterward, the U.N. will start a new mission made up of international civilian police officers and civilians. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)
October 05, 2017 - 9:50 pm
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A U.N. peacekeeping mission in Haiti that has helped maintain order through 13 years of political turmoil and catastrophe is coming to an end as the last of the blue-helmeted soldiers from around the world leave despite concerns that the police and justice system are...
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