United Nations: The United Nations Security Council is to hold emergency consultations on Thursday after Russia sent an aid convoy rolling into eastern Ukraine, where pro-Moscow rebels are fighting Kiev`s forces.
In her last address to the Security Council, the UN human rights chief sharply criticized the body for its ineffectiveness on Syria and other intractable conflicts, saying its members have often put national interests ahead of stopping mass atrocities.
The initial UN force that takes over peacekeeping duties in Central African Republic from an African force on September 15 will have 7,600 soldiers and police, the UN envoy to the conflict-wracked country has said.
The UN Security Council Wednesday called for the formation of a new inclusive government in Iraq as quickly as possible and urged all political parties to respect the political process governed by the country`s constitution.
The UN Security Council has condemned attacks by jihadists in northern Iraq, warning those responsible could face trial for crimes against humanity, amid fears the besieged Yazidi minority could be wiped out.
The UN Security Council has backed Lebanon`s military action against extremist groups but urged it to stay out of the conflict in neighbouring Syria, as Beirut vowed no leniency for the "terrorist killers".