United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL)
In 1975, a civil war broke out in Lebanon, a land once known because of its riches as 'the Switzerland of the Middle East'. That ...
Norway offshore platform rescue operation
Although built as a North Sea oil platform, the Alexander L. Kielland was not being used for drilling operations. The platform ...
Multinational Force and Observers (MFO)
During the Six-Day War in June 1967, Israel seized the Sinai from Egypt. On 26 March 1979 in the American Camp David, Israel ...
Minehunting in the Red Sea and the Gulf of Suez
In the months of July and August 1984, merchant shipping in the Gulf of Suez and the southern part of the Red Sea was rocked by ...
Emergency assistance for Ethiopia
At the end of the 1970s, a civil war was raging in North Ethiopia. The Tigrayan Peoples Liberation Front (TPLF) was fighting the ...
Herald of Free Enterprise disaster, Belgium
The Iran-Iraq war
The war began on 21 September 1980 with an Iraqi attack on Iran. Iraq wanted to adjust the border demarcation in the Shatt ...
United Nations Transition Assistance Group (UNTAG)
In 1920, the League of Nations granted South Africa the mandate over the former German colony of South-West Africa. South Africa ...
Operation Red Cross Flight
Towards the end of 1989, a velvet revolution took place in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe, all except Romania, ...
The Gulf war
On 2 August 1990, Iraq invaded Kuwait on the premise that the latter’s oil policies would have an adverse effect on the Iraqi ...