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UN condemns extremist takeover of parts of Iraq

Last Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014, 00:37

The UN Security Council is condemning the offensive waged by the extremist Islamic State group and allied militants in Iraq, calling it "a major threat" to the country`s future.

UN blacklists operator of North Korean ship seized in Panama

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 11:04

A UN Security Council committee on Monday blacklisted the operator of a North Korean ship, which was seized near the Panama Canal last year for smuggling Soviet-era arms, including two MiG-21 jet fighters, under thousands of tonnes of sugar.

Ban in fresh appeal for Gaza ceasefire

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 03:29

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged Israel and Hamas to stop the violence in Gaza, stressing they must "honor" world appeals for a ceasefire.

UN call neglects Israel``s security needs: Netanyahu

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 01:09

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Monday criticised the UN Security Council`s call for ceasefire in the Gaza Strip, saying it strengthens Hamas and neglects Israel`s security needs.

UN Security Council calls for humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza

Last Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014, 10:19

The UN Security Council agreed on a statement on Sunday urging Israel, Palestinians and Islamist Hamas militants to implement a humanitarian truce beyond the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr and engage in efforts to achieve a durable ceasefire.

Power plan: India, Nepal to work big on electricity

Last Updated: Sunday, July 27, 2014, 03:12

Power plan: India, Nepal to work big on electricity India and Nepal will work fast on the implementation of the Pancheshwar Multipurpose Project to boost hydropower generation between the South Asian neighbours, a joint communique issued after a meeting of the India-Nepal Joint Commission at the foreign minister-level stated Saturday.

UN Security Council denounces persecution of Iraqi Christians

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 13:19

The United Nations Security Council has denounced militant persecution of Christians and other minorities in Iraq, warning such actions can be considered crimes against humanity.

UN Security Council to hold emergency meeting on Gaza

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 05:45

The United Nations Security Council will hold an emergency meeting late Sunday on the situation in Gaza, where the Palestinian death toll passed 100 in a single day.

UN condemns Taliban attacks in Afghanistan

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 10:24

The UN Security Council has condemned the two attacks in Afghanistan that killed many civilians, including children, a media report said Wednesday.

UN Security Council authorizes cross-border aid access in Syria

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 02:31

The U.N. Security Council on Monday authorized humanitarian access without Syrian government consent into rebel-held areas at four border crossings from Turkey, Iraq and Jordan, even though Syria has warned it deems such deliveries incursions into its territory.

UN authorises cross-border aid to Syrians

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 00:14

The UN Security Council has unanimously approved a resolution authorising cross-border delivery of humanitarian aid to Syrians in rebel-held areas in desperate need of food and medicine, without government approval.

UN Security Council calls for Gaza ceasefire

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 23:49

The UN Security Council urged Israel and Hamas on Saturday to end their hostilities in Gaza, calling on both sides to respect "international humanitarian laws" and stop the loss of life.