UN OKs Peacekeepers for Mali

The United Nations Security Council has unanimously approved a resolution establishing a peacekeeping force in Mali.

The resolution authorizes a one-year mission with up to 11,200 military personnel and 1,440 international police.

U.N. peacekeepers are expected to take over security duties from the 6,000-member African-led force now in Mali by July 1, but the date is subject to review. Many of the African troops will become part of the U.N. mission.

Mali plunged into chaos last year when …