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Oct 24, 2014
Oct 24, 2014
Oct 24, 2014
Oct 24, 2014

UN authorizes ship inspections near Somalia for arms, charcoal

UNITED NATIONS, Oct 24 (Reuters) – The United Nations
Security Council authorized the inspection of boats suspected of
carrying illegal shipments of charcoal or weapons to and from
Somalia on Friday, though Russia and Jordan abstained from the
vote over concerns about the move.

The resolution, adopted by the 15-member council with 13
votes in favor, approves the use of “all necessary measures” -
diplomatic code for military force – to carry out such
inspections.

Oct 23, 2014
Oct 23, 2014
Oct 22, 2014
Oct 22, 2014

Chinese peacekeepers expected in South Sudan at start of 2015: U.N.

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Some 700 Chinese peacekeepers are expected to join a United Nations mission in South Sudan at the start of next year, the head of the U.N. operation said on Wednesday, though she appealed for Beijing to deploy the battalion “sooner rather than later.”

China announced last month that it would send the troops to help protect civilians amid renewed violence. U.N. officials say this would be the first time China has contributed an infantry battalion to a U.N. peacekeeping mission. Last year China sent a smaller “protection unit” to join the U.N. mission in Mali.

Oct 22, 2014
Oct 22, 2014
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      "I am a Reuters correspondent at the United Nations in New York. I have also covered general news for Reuters in the United States, Afghanistan, Australia, South East Asia and the Pacific. Before joining Reuters more than a decade ago, I had a two year stint at The Scotsman newspaper in Edinburgh, Scotland and began my career at The Border Mail newspaper in Albury/Wodonga in Australia."
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