UN condemns bomb attacks in Yemen

The UN Security Council has condemned bomb attacks in Yemen which killed dozens of people, including children.

US urges caution as Palestinians bid for UN vote

The United States is trying to carefully navigate a path forward as Palestinians seek to push hopes for a Palestinian state to the top of the UN agenda, top US diplomat John Kerry said on Tuesday.

North Korea threatens `toughest` action over rights offensive

North Korea has accused the US of trying to topple the hermit state by targeting it with allegations of human rights abuses, and threatened to hit back with the "toughest-ever counteraction". 

Israel PM Netanyahu rejects any Palestinian ultimatum through UN
Israel PM Netanyahu rejects any Palestinian ultimatum through UN

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday rejected any Palestinian attempt to set an ultimatum for Israel to end its occupation of their lands through a UN Security Council resolution.

UN backs agreement for NATO to train Afghan forces

The UN Security Council is strongly backing the new agreement for NATO to train, advise and assist Afghanistan's security forces starting January 1.

ICC refers Libya to UN Security Council for not surrendering Gaddafi's son

The International Criminal Court said on Wednesday Libya had violated an obligation to hand over murder suspect Saif al-Islam Gaddafi and it referred the matter to the U.N. Security Council.

UN Security Council renews sanctions on Liberia

The UN Security Council Tuesday renewed the sanctions on Liberia for another nine months as the security situation in the country remains fragile and constitutes a threat to international peace and security in the region.

Lebanese army fires at intruding Israeli drone

The Lebanese army fired at an Israeli drone in the central Bekaa region of Lebanon Thursday, media reported.

UN condemns attack on British embassy vehicle

 The UN Security Council (UNSC) has condemned the attack on a British embassy vehicle in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Israeli strike threat `diplomatic card` against Iran: Experts

 Despite Israeli threats of a strike on Iran if world powers fail to halt its nuclear drive at talks entering an endgame in Vienna, experts see the sabre-rattling as largely diplomatic brinkmanship.

Britain lauds inclusion of Libyan groups in terror list

British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has welcomed the UN Security Council`s decision to put Libya`s Ansar Al Sharia Benghazi (AAS-B) and Ansar Al Sharia Derna (AAS-D) in the list of terrorist organisations.

UN Security Council condemns Jerusalem `terrorist attack`

The UN Security Council on Wednesday strongly condemned the "despicable terrorist attack" on a Jerusalem synagogue that left five dead and called on Israeli and Palestinian leaders to restore calm.

Iran nuclear talks get down to nitty-gritty

Iran and six world powers got down to business in Vienna on Wednesday, groping for the elusive magic formula to secure a milestone nuclear deal that satisfies hardliners in Tehran and Washington.

UN Security Council expansion move gets new impetus

 General Assembly (UNGA) President Sam Kahamba Kutesa and several nations called Wednesday for the creation of a negotiating document for the expansion of the Security Council in a bid to give a new impetus to the reform initiative ahead of the 70th anniversary next year of the UN`s founding.

US blacklists Yemen ex-president Saleh, Huthi commanders

The United States hit Yemen's former president Ali Abdullah Saleh and two Huthi rebel commanders with sanctions on Monday, two days after Saleh walked out on the new government.

UN mission finds no evidence of Darfur `mass rape`

A UN mission said Monday it has found no evidence Sudanese troops had raped 200 women and girls in the Darfur region, where insurgents are battling government forces.

Yemen`s Saleh rejects UN sanctions, party abandons government

Yemen`s former president Ali Abdullah Saleh rejected Saturday UN Security Council sanctions imposed on him for obstructing peace, and his party walked out of the newly formed cabinet.

Al-Qaeda kills `dozens` as rebels reject new Yemen government

Al-Qaeda claimed Saturday it killed dozens of Shiite rebels in Yemen and tried to assassinate the US ambassador, as the rebels rejected a new government announced for the strife-torn country.

Differences remain on nuclear deal: Iran president

Iran's president says Tehran and world powers agree on the principles of a final deal on the Iranian nuclear program but that differences remain on the "details" that still need to be negotiated.