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Japan wants fresh UN sanctions against North Korea

Bessho stressed that the high number of launches had led to "quite noteworthy" advances in North Korea's nuclear and missile technology programs.

UN chief calls for renewed focus on mass destruction weapons

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on the international community to renew its commitment to eliminate weapons of mass destruction as technological advances make it cheaper and easier for terrorist groups to produce and deliver materials for making the weapons.

US condemns North Korea missile test-fire, calls it 'provocation'

The US today strongly condemned North Korea's test firing of a submarine-launched ballistic missile, describing it as a "provocation" in violation of the UN Security Council resolutions.

Japan, China, South Korea agree to urge North Korea to stop provocation

Japan, China and South Korea agreed to urge North Korea to refrain from provocation and follow UN Security Council resolutions, after the country`s latest missile launch towards Japan early on Wednesday.

Will Syria gas attacks probe nail the Assad regime?

A yearlong investigation to determine who is behind deadly chemical attacks in Syria takes center stage at the United Nations this week when the panel presents its much-awaited findings.

Hafiz Saeed wants Nawaz Sharif to raise Kashmir issue at UNSC

Jamaat-ud-Dawah chief Hafiz Saeed Friday filed a petition in the Lahore High Court seeking direction to the Nawaz Sharif government to take up Kashmir issue at UN Security Council.

Ukraine ready to turn to UN over Russian accusations of Crimea plot

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday accused Ukraine of waging "terror" over alleged attempted incursions into Crimea, ratcheting up tensions over the annexed territory.

China's unease over THAAD thwarts UN censure of North Korea missile

North Korea launched a ballistic missile last Wednesday that landed in or near Japanese-controlled waters for the first time, the latest in a series of launches by the isolated country in defiance of U.N. Security Council resolutions.

North Korea missile launch ''serious threat'' to Japan's security: Japan Defence Minister

North Korea missile launch ''serious threat'' to Japan's security: Japan Defence Minister

Japanese Defence Minister Gen Nakatani said on Wednesday that North Korea`s missile launch was a "serious threat" to Japan`s security.

Sushma Swaraj can't give verdict on 'future of Kashmir': Pakistan

Swaraj had lashed out at Pakistan for glorifying the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani.

UN backs plan to rid Libya of chemical weapons

The UN Security Council on Friday endorsed plans to rid Libya of its chemical weapons and prevent them from falling into the hands of extremists like the Islamic State group.

Former Portugal prime minister Guterres front runner to be next UN chief

Former Portugal prime minister Guterres front runner to be next UN chief

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon steps down at the end of 2016 after two five-year terms.
 

UN memo questions Britain's Security Council veto power

UN memo questions Britain's Security Council veto power

Britain is a permanent veto-wielding power - alongside the United States, France, China and Russia - on the Security Council.

North Korea says missile test simulated attack on South's airfields

North Korea said on Wednesday it had conducted a ballistic missile test that simulated preemptive strikes against South Korean ports and airfields used by the US military, a likely reference to the launches of three missiles on Tuesday.

UN Security Council meets on South Sudan fighting

"We have called for an arms embargo, this situation underlines the need for that," he added.

UN chief calls on Iran to stop conducting missile launches

UN chief calls on Iran to stop conducting missile launches

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon calls on Iran to stop conducting ballistic missile launches.

Will support India's bid for membership at NSG meet next week: Russia President Putin

Will support India's bid for membership at NSG meet next week: Russia President Putin

Russia has decided to support India's bid for Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) membership as President Vladimir Putin on Saturday said that he would raise the matter at a meeting in Seoul. 

North Korea`s Kim hails `successful` submarine missile test

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un hailed a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) test as an "eye-opening success", state media said Sunday, declaring Pyongyang has the ability to strike Seoul and the US whenever it pleases.

North Korea foreign earnings may be hit after a new nuclear test: US

A fifth North Korean nuclear test could trigger new sanctions including an effort to choke off hard currency earnings by its laborers abroad, the top US diplomat for the Asia-Pacific region said on Tuesday.

Sushma Swaraj talks tough, says double standards in dealing with terrorism dangerous

Sushma Swaraj talks tough, says double standards in dealing with terrorism dangerous

Swaraj said a host of issues including situation in the Middle East were discussed at the RIC meet.