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North Korea: UN sanctions on shipping 'inexcusable'

 Searches of North Korean ships under new UN sanctions that were imposed in response to Pyongyang's latest nuclear test are inexcusable and North Korea won't tolerate them, a North Korean maritime official said in an interview with Associated Press Television News.

N Korea defies warnings from US, fires short-range missiles into sea: Report

N Korea defies warnings from US, fires short-range missiles into sea: Report

North Korea on Monday fired several short-range rockets or missiles into the sea off its east coast, just days after test-firing two medium-range missiles in defiance of UN sanctions.

North Korea's Kim Jong-Un says nuclear warhead re-entry test a success

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un today said the country has successfully lab-tested a nuclear warhead re-entry, as he ordered upcoming warhead detonation and ballistic missile tests, just weeks after being slapped with tough, new UN sanctions.

Russia opposes UN sanctions on Iran over missile tests

Russia on Monday opposed slapping sanctions on Iran over recent ballistic missile tests that Moscow`s UN envoy said did not violate a UN resolution adopted after the landmark nuclear deal.

Our missile can turn enemy tanks 'into boiled pumpkin', says North Korea's Kim Jong-Un

Our missile can turn enemy tanks 'into boiled pumpkin', says North Korea's Kim Jong-Un

North Korean leader Kim has claimed that the portable, laser-guided rocket has the “longest firing range in the world” and it is “as accurate as a sniper's rifle”. 

UN sanctions on North Korea failing, 10 years on: UN experts

A raft of UN sanctions imposed on North Korea over the past decade has failed to prevent Pyongyang from scaling up its nuclear and ballistic missile programs, a UN panel of experts has concluded.

US envoy says recent Iran missile test violated UN sanctions

US envoy said Iran's recent ballistic missile test was "a clear violation" of UN sanctions.

Netanyahu lashes out at UNSC for endorsing Iran N-deal

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday lashed out at the UN Security Council`s unanimous endorsement of the nuclear agreement with Iran.

South Korea blacklists groups,individuals for arms trade with North

South Korea imposed financial sanctions on Friday on a Syrian research centre as well as six Taiwanese individuals and companies for their alleged involvement in arms trading with North Korea.

India to seek UN sanctions against Hizbul Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin

India is in the process of seeking UN sanctions against banned Hizbul Mujahideen supremo Syed Salahuddin for a freeze on his assets and a travel ban for his association with Al-Qaeda terror group and its affiliates like Lashker-e-Toiba.

Final Iran nuclear deal: Tough issues still to crack

 Negotiators working to a June 30 deadline were on Wednesday set to begin finalising a historic nuclear deal curtailing Iran`s nuclear activities in exchange for lifting painful international sanctions.

Iran talks near close with `understanding` reached

Marathon talks aimed at agreeing the outlines of a deal putting an Iranian nuclear bomb out of reach neared their close Thursday with global powers preparing to address the media.

`Progress` at Iran nuclear talks after all-night haggling

 Weary negotiators hoped to see the light at the end of the tunnel Thursday after talking until dawn, but cautioned they were still haggling over the last details to clinch a ground-breaking Iran nuclear deal.

UN sanctions emerge as possible Iran talks `deal breaker`

On US Secretary of State John Kerry`s Swiss bike rides last week to unwind from intense Iran nuclear talks, one emerging tricky issue may well have been going round his head: UN sanctions.

UN moves to slap sanctions on South Sudan

The UN Security Council on Tuesday unanimously adopted a resolution to slap sanctions on South Sudan`s warring factions, ratcheting up pressure as a deadline loomed to reach a peace deal.

Russia offers Iran new missiles despite sanctions

 Russia has offered Iran advanced surface-to-air missiles after scrapping a similar deal in 2010 because of UN sanctions over Tehran`s nuclear programme, the state defence company said Monday.

New North Korea nuclear facility could boost weapons fuel: Report

North Korea is operating a new nuclear facility that could double its known capacity to produce uranium-enriched fuel for nuclear weapons, a South Korean news report said on Wednesday.

North Korea launches two missiles, defies UN ban

North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles into seas east off its coast on Sunday, South Korea`s military said, defying a U.N. ban on the isolated country testing such weapons.

UN sanctions Central African Republic ex-president

The United Nations has imposed sanctions on the Central African Republic`s former president Francois Bozize and two rebel leaders for undermining peace and fuelling violence in the conflict-torn country.

North Korea objects to sanctions ban on ski resort equipment

North Korea objected on Saturday to a ban on imports of equipment for a luxury ski resort mainly for the ruling elite, indicating toughened UN sanctions are impacting the impoverished state.