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Diplomacy & Peace

Last Japanese troops leave UN mission in South Sudan

Japanese troops leave South SudanThe last Japanese troops withdrew from a U.N. peacekeeping mission in South Sudan on Thursday, marking the end of a controversial push by the Japanese prime minister to expand his military's overseas role.

DR Congo opposes international probe of UN investigators’ deaths

DRC on UN investigator deathsDemocratic Republic of Congo opposes an international investigation into the deaths of two U.N. investigators, the foreign minister said on Thursday, amid mounting criticism of the Congolese authorities' own probe.

ISS: Could Emirati activism in the Horn make the situation worse?

A UAE soldier looks out of a Chinook.The Arab Spring, the perceived threat from Iran and the alarming rise of the Islamic State in recent years have all forced the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to rethink its foreign policy.


Doubt expressed over South Sudan ceasefire

Doubt expressed over South Sudan ceasefireThe United States, Britain and the United Nations were sceptical of South Sudan President Salva Kiir's declaration of a unilateral ceasefire, noting it coincides with the start of the rainy season that traditionally lessens fighting.

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