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Japan missile defence drill aims to ease concern over North Korean threat

Japan missile defence drill aims to ease concern over North Korean threat

Japan opened a missile defence drill to the public on Wednesday, a move it says will reassure the country it is ready to counter any missile attack by neighbouring North Korea.

US wary of French push for UN to back Sahel force: Diplomats

The United States is wary of a French push for the UN Security Council to authorize a West African force to combat terrorism and trafficking in the Sahel region because it does not believe it is warranted and does not want the world body to help fund it.

North Korea says launch tested 'new type' of cruise missile

Pyongyang on Friday hailed the successful test of a new type of surface-to-ship cruise missile, which it said was designed to hit "any enemy group of battleships" that threatened North Korea.

Pakistan accuses India of 'devious games' in Afghanistan

Pakistan accuses India of 'devious games' in Afghanistan

 Pakistan on Thursday accused India of playing "devious games" in Afghanistan and using the country's soil to "sabotage" Islamabad's relations with Kabul.

 Nikki Haley warns Russia of 'consequences' for US poll meddling

Nikki Haley warns Russia of 'consequences' for US poll meddling

Haley said that she will support whatever Congress decides to do in terms of sanctions against Russia.

UN expands North Korea blacklist in first US, China sanctions deal under Donald Trump

UN expands North Korea blacklist in first US, China sanctions deal under Donald Trump

The U.N. Security Council on Friday expanded targeted sanctions against North Korea after its repeated missile tests, adopting the first such resolution agreed by the United States and Pyongyang`s only major ally China since President Donald Trump took office.

PM Narendra Modi arrives in France on last leg of 4-nation tour

PM Narendra Modi arrives in France on last leg of 4-nation tour

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived here on Saturday on the last leg of his four-nation tour during which he will hold talks with newly-elected French President Emmanuel Macron on a host of key issues like terrorism, India's NSG membership bid and climate change.

Russia says will not veto UN North Korea resolution: Report

Russia says will not veto UN North Korea resolution: Report

Russia does not plan to veto a U.N. resolution on North Korea due to be considered later on Friday, the TASS news agency cited Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov as saying.

Moscow says won`t veto UN resolution on N.Korea sanctions

Tangun was already placed under sanctions in 2009 for its involvement in North Korea`s weapons of mass destruction and missile programs.

China urges North Korea to not violate UN resolutions again

China urges North Korea to not violate UN resolutions again

North Korea on Monday said it had successfully tested what it called an intermediate-range ballistic missile.
 

US, Japan, South Korea call 'urgent' UN Security Council meet to discuss North Korea's missile test

The US, Japan and South Korea have called for an urgent UN Security Council meeting -- to be held on Tuesday -- to discuss North Korea's missile test on Sunday, diplomatic officials said.

North Korea missile programme progressing faster than expected, says South

North Korea`s missile programme is progressing faster than expected, South Korea`s defence minister said on Tuesday, after the UN Security Council demanded the North halt all nuclear and ballistic missile tests and condemned Sunday`s test-launch.

New Syria war crimes panel to launch soon: UN

A new UN body tasked with identifying individuals guilty of atrocities in Syria should start work shortly, a key step towards holding war crimes suspects to account, the UN rights chief said on Monday. 

Policy of strategic patience over: US warns North Korea

Policy of strategic patience over: US warns North Korea

Sending a tough warning to North Korea, the US on Friday said the policy of strategic patience was over and no options are off the table in dealing with the nuclear threat posed by Pyongyang.

Poland backs India's bid for NSG membership, UNSC seat

Poland today assured India of its support to New Delhi's bid for membership in the elite Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) and a permanent seat in the expanded UN Security Council.

US, Russia clash in UN Security Council over Syria missile strike

US, Russia clash in UN Security Council over Syria missile strike

The US and Russia clashed in the UN Security Council over the missile attack on a Syrian airfield, with Washington warning it is "prepared to do more" as Moscow accused it of flagrantly violating international law with its "act of aggression."

UN Security Council to hold meet on US strikes in Syria

UN Security Council to hold meet on US strikes in Syria

Russia demanded an emergency meeting after angrily denouncing the military action as an "aggression against a sovereign state."

UN Security Council to meet on Friday on US strikes in Syria: Diplomats

The United Nations Security Council will meet at 1130 EDT (1530 GMT) on Friday to discuss Thursday`s U.S. cruise missile strikes on Syria, diplomats said. 

US, France, Britain push for vote on UN Syria resolution

US, France, Britain push for vote on UN Syria resolution

 Britain, France and the United States asked the UN Security Council to hold a vote today on a resolution demanding an investigation of the suspected chemical attack in Syria, diplomats said.

Russia, Syria hit back as pressure builds over 'chemical attack'

Syria's regime and Russia hit back on Thursday at accusations that Damascus was behind a deadly chemical weapons attack, as pressure built for international action over what Washington called an "affront to humanity".