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UN honours seven Pakistani peacekeepers

UNITED NATIONS: The United Nations has honoured seven Pakistani soldiers who lost their lives while serving in the global body's peacekeeping operations during the year 2017, ARY News reported on Friday. At a solemn ceremony marking the annual International Day of Peacekeepers, the UN awarded the Dag Hammarskjöld Medal posthumously to the peacekeepers who sacrificed their lives for the cause of peace, during the preceding year. Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi,…

Rebels kill 15 peacekeepers in Congo in worst attack on UN in recent history

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo: Suspected Ugandan rebels killed at least 15 Tanzanian UN peacekeepers and wounded 53 others in a raid on a base in Congo that UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday called the worst attack on the organisation in recent history. Tanzania’s President John Magufuli said he was “shocked and saddened” by the deaths, which come amid rising violence against civilians, the army and U.N. troops in Democratic Republic of Congo’s eastern borderlands. The U.N. chief said the attack…