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UN Council targets jihadists in Iraq, Syria

Last Updated: Saturday, August 16, 2014, 02:43

The UN Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution on Friday aimed at weakening Islamists in Iraq and Syria with measures to choke off funding and the flow of foreign fighters.

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.