November 13, 2009 |
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.
February 20, 1986 |
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.
March 6, 1992 |
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.
March 31, 2011 |
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.
February 28, 2007 |
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.
January 23, 1985 |
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.