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December 4, 1991 | SAM JAMESON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a move ending Japan's postwar policy of non-involvement in overseas military affairs, the lower house of Parliament passed a bill Tuesday permitting the Cabinet to dispatch Japanese troops abroad for emergency relief missions and noncombat U.N. peacekeeping operations. Support from the Buddhist-backed Komei (Clean Government) Party was expected to ensure the measure's passage in the upper house, where the ruling Liberal Democrats lack a majority.
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January 7, 2000 | MAGGIE FARLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
U.N. peacekeepers are supposed to bring stability to countries in conflict. But now the world organization is grudgingly admitting an unsettling secret: In addition to aid, the troops provide a network for the transmission of AIDS. "I regret to say that AIDS is being spread, among other people, by peacekeepers," said U.S. Ambassador Richard Holbrooke, who, as this month's president of the Security Council, has declared January the "Month of Africa," with a focus on the disease.
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NEWS
January 7, 2000 | MAGGIE FARLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
U.N. peacekeepers are supposed to bring stability to countries in conflict. But now the world organization is grudgingly admitting an unsettling secret: In addition to aid, the troops provide a network for the transmission of AIDS. "I regret to say that AIDS is being spread, among other people, by peacekeepers," said U.S. Ambassador Richard Holbrooke, who, as this month's president of the Security Council, has declared January the "Month of Africa," with a focus on the disease.
NEWS
December 4, 1991 | SAM JAMESON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a move ending Japan's postwar policy of non-involvement in overseas military affairs, the lower house of Parliament passed a bill Tuesday permitting the Cabinet to dispatch Japanese troops abroad for emergency relief missions and noncombat U.N. peacekeeping operations. Support from the Buddhist-backed Komei (Clean Government) Party was expected to ensure the measure's passage in the upper house, where the ruling Liberal Democrats lack a majority.
WORLD
November 13, 2009 | Mark Magnier
A dozen Dutch soldiers emerge from their belching armored carriers, scan the area for danger and begin setting up checkpoints outside the Sar Sheykhil police station. Today's mission: Show the flag and help train police in securing a perimeter and handcuffing suspects. Afghan policeman Najibullah, who is 18 but looks 14, tries his hand at searching cars and patting down pedestrians. The young man, who goes by one name, has been a cop for only two months. He lacks a gun, proper shoes and confidence, and his technique needs work, as people, donkeys and loaded motorcycles slip by with little scrutiny.
NEWS
February 20, 1986 | DAN FISHER, Times Staff Writer
Four guerrillas from the pro-Iranian Hezbollah organization died in a clash with Israeli and allied forces in southern Lebanon on Wednesday as 1,200 to 1,500 Israeli troops continued their search for two comrades captured in a guerrilla ambush on Monday, the military command said in Tel Aviv.
NEWS
March 6, 1992 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
United Nations peacekeeping troops will plunge into the tense, heavily armed conflict areas of Yugoslavia next week, despite obstacles and new outbreaks of violence, U.N. special envoy Cyrus R. Vance announced after a visit here Thursday. Vance, who was secretary of state during the Carter Administration and who is now overseeing U.N. efforts to end eight months of civil war in Yugoslavia, declared after shuttling among rival leaders that tensions are high but that U.N.
WORLD
February 28, 2007 | Maggie Farley and Edmund Sanders, Times Staff Writers
A top Sudanese government official colluded with militias to commit atrocities against civilians in the Darfur region, the International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor said Tuesday.
WORLD
March 31, 2011 | By Robyn Dixon, Los Angeles Times
Troops loyal to Alassane Ouattara, the man widely viewed as the legitimate president of Ivory Coast, have seized the nation's capital in their effort to remove his rival from power, a spokesman said late Wednesday. "Yamoussoukro has fallen," said Patrick Achi, a spokesman for Ouattara, who was recognized internationally as the country's president after winning a U.N.-certified election in November. However, Ouattara's rival, incumbent Laurent Gbagbo, has refused to relinquish power.
NEWS
January 23, 1985 | DAN FISHER, Times Staff Writer
Israeli and Lebanese negotiators resumed talks Tuesday on the possibility of military coordination of Israel's planned troop withdrawal from southern Lebanon, while a few miles away Lebanese residents protested a fatal bombing that underlined the dangers that the talks are meant to address. Ranking Israeli defense sources said the two nations' military delegations made no concrete progress toward a coordinated policy in the 13th round of U.N.-sponsored discussions at Naqoura, Lebanon.
OPINION
October 21, 2001
The air war in Afghanistan continues, the ground war has barely begun and the duration of both is uncertain. Yet now is the time to consider the makeup of a future government in the landlocked Asian nation. Whatever regime succeeds the Taliban must not provide a haven for terrorists like Osama bin Laden, prime suspect in the Sept. 11 attacks. Further, it must meet at least minimum human rights standards, including letting women work and girls attend school.
NEWS
February 1, 1992 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
United Nations peacekeeping troops should be sent immediately to the ethnic tinderbox of Bosnia-Herzegovina while there is still peace to keep, the republic's foreign minister insists. Voicing the disappointment that has beset his countrymen following a failed U.N. attempt to intervene in the Serbian-Croatian war, Foreign Minister Haris Silajdzic declared this week that his republic is being sacrificed to make settlement of the Balkan crisis more palatable for the extremists who started it. U.N.
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