UN Calls for Peacekeeping Force in CAR

The United Nations Security Council has approved a resolution to help stabilize the war-torn Central African Republic.

The 15-member council approved the resolution in a unanimous vote Thursday. The measure calls on Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to prepare options for helping a small African Union force in the country.

It said the options should include the possibility of transforming the force into a U.N. peacekeeping operation.

Much of the Central African Republic has descended into …