Tiny Fiji key contributor to UN missions

Financial benefits major reason why island nation provides UN with more peacekeepers per capita than any other country.

    Earlier this month, 45 UN peacekeepers were released after being kidnapped and held for two weeks in Syria.

    The troops, all from Fiji, were captured on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights by the al-Qaeda-affiliated group Nusra Front. 

    Al Jazeera's Andrew Thomas reports from Fiji's capital Suva, about why the nation provides the UN with more soldiers, per capita, than any other country.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    Meet the deported nurse aiding asylum seekers at US-Mexico border

    Meet the deported nurse helping refugees at the border

    Francisco 'Panchito' Olachea drives a beat-up ambulance around Nogales, taking care of those trying to get to the US.

    The rise of Pakistan's 'burger' generation

    The rise of Pakistan's 'burger' generation

    How a homegrown burger joint pioneered a food revolution and decades later gave a young, politicised class its identity.

    'We will cut your throats': The anatomy of Greece's lynch mobs

    The brutality of Greece's racist lynch mobs

    With anti-migrant violence hitting a fever pitch, victims ask why Greek authorities have carried out so few arrests.