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UN Council boosts Somalia force by 4,400

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 00:35

UN Security Council approved a 4,400-troop boost to the African force in Somalia, taking it to more than 22,100 troops deployed to tackle resurgent Islamist militants.

Putin, Merkel agree UN Council must study Syria probe: Kremlin

Last Updated: Thursday, August 29, 2013, 22:14

Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel agreed on Thursday on the need for the UN Security Council to study a report by UN experts on the alleged chemical attack outside Damascus, the Kremlin said.

UN Council set for Syria clash as West readies attack

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 28, 2013, 18:51

The United Nations Security Council was set for a showdown over Syria on Wednesday after Britain sought authorization for Western military action that Russia called premature.

UN Council condemns Beirut car bomb

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 10, 2013, 10:43

The UN Security Council has strongly condemned a car bomb attack in Beirut and raised fears about the growing spread of the Syria conflict.

Ban regrets UN council failure to speak on Syria

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 05, 2011, 23:30

Permanent Security Council members Russia and China joined forces to veto a resolution condemning Syria.

Palestinians, US battle for UN Council votes

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 27, 2011, 10:51

Palestinian envoys are battling for UN Security Council votes to back their effort to win full UN membership.

UN Council takes first step on Palestinian UN bid

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 27, 2011, 00:42

Israel and the United States oppose the move and consider it a step back from long-stalled peace talks.

Assad admits `mistakes` to UN council delegation

Last Updated: Thursday, August 11, 2011, 15:56

Rights groups say over 2,000 people have died in protests since an uprising started in mid-March.

UN Council ready to ease Libya sanctions

Last Updated: Sunday, July 31, 2011, 11:06

The UNSC is ready to release Libyan assets frozen under UN sanctions to buy humanitarian aid.

UN council highlights East Timor police `credibility` concerns

Last Updated: Friday, February 25, 2011, 11:35

The UN Security Council extends the stay of its mission in East Timor.

Obama to chair historic UN council nuclear meeting

Last Updated: Thursday, September 24, 2009, 12:29

US President Barack Obama will chair a historic meeting of the United Nations Security Council on Thursday that is expected to ask nations with nuclear weapons to scrap their deadly arsenals.