African Rebels Gird for U.N. Force
Major Congolese and Ugandan rebel groups have widened recruitment efforts—in some cases ratcheting up forced conscriptions—to gird for battle with incoming United Nations troops, as U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visited the region.
Lawmakers intensify push on military sexual assault problem
WASHINGTON - Lawmakers introduced fresh legislation on Thursday seeking to address the problem of sexual assault in the military and summoned the nation's top commanders to testify about the crisis, which has become an embarrassment to the armed forces.
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John Kerry lobbies Europe to end arms embargo on Syria
US Secretary of State John Kerry has been lobbying European nations to agree with Britain's call on ending an arms embargo towards Syria, in order to allow for the arming of Syrian rebels.
Estonia Advances Border Treaty With Russia
Estonia's government approved a bill for a border treaty with Russia, more than 20 years after the small Baltic nation gained independence from the Soviet Union.
Congo has chance for peace, U.N. ready to enforce: Ban Ki-moon
GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo - Troubled eastern Congo has the best chance in years to secure a lasting peace but the United Nations stands ready to pacify the region by force if need be, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said on Thursday.
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