UN Expected to Approve Peacekeepers for Mali

The United Nations Security Council is expected to approve a resolution Thursday establishing a peacekeeping force in Mali.

The country plunged into chaos last year when soldiers overthrew the government, allowing ethnic Tuaregs and later al-Qaida-linked militants to take over the north. French and African troops have helped drive the Islamists from major towns, but attacks continue.

The resolution calls for an initial one-year mission with up to 11,200 military personnel and 1,400 police. …