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Russia, China veto UN resolution on Syria sanctions

Russia and China on Tuesday vetoed a UN resolution backed by Western powers that would have imposed sanctions on Syria over chemical weapons use.

Russia says will veto proposed Syria sanctions over chemical weapons

Russia says will veto proposed Syria sanctions over chemical weapons

"I just explained our position very clearly to our partners. If it is tabled we will veto it," UN deputy ambassador Vladimir Safronkov told reporters.

Kerry to lay out vision for Israeli-Palestinian peace

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will lay out his vision for ending the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in a speech on Wednesday, days after the United States cleared the way for a U.N. resolution demanding an end to Israeli settlements.

India opposes UN resolution for moratorium on death penalty

The United States also opposed the resolution, saying that capital punishment was legal under international law and dealing with it was a domestic matter.

South Korea hails new UN resolution on DPRK

South Korea on Wednesday hailed the adoption of a new UN Security Council resolution on North Korea, calling it the toughest and most effective in UN history.

UN approves resolution urging action against Islamic State

UN approves resolution urging action against Islamic State

The measure is the 14th terrorism-related resolution adopted yesterday by the UN's most powerful body since 1999

UN measure seeks to revive Israeli-Palestinian talks

A draft UN resolution aimed at reviving Israeli-Palestinian peace talks calls for a freeze on Jewish settlements and halting moves to prosecute Israel at the International Criminal Court.

Russian draft UN resolution calls for Syrian consent to fight ISIS

Russian draft UN resolution calls for Syrian consent to fight ISIS

Russia has presented a draft UN resolution that would strengthen the fight against terror groups like the Islamic State.

Pakistan complains to UNSC, alleges that India plans to build wall along LoC

Pakistan complains to UNSC, alleges that India plans to build wall along LoC

Introducing a new irritant into the bilateral ties, Pakistan has complained to United Nations Security Council alleging that India was building a wall along the Line of Control (LoC) in violation of the world body's resolutions.