UN vote

US aims for UN vote on North Korea sanctions within weeks: diplomats

Diplomats said Washington proposed such options to Beijing two months ago, but that China had not engaged in discussions on the measures.

Jul 10, 2017, 23:27 PM IST
Hamas welcomes landmark UN vote on Israel settlements

Hamas welcomes landmark UN vote on Israel settlements

The UN Security Council yesterday demanded that Israel halt settlements in Palestinian territory, after the US refrained from vetoing the resolution condemning its closest Middle East ally.

Dec 24, 2016, 17:20 PM IST
US abstains for first time in UN vote on Cuba

US abstains for first time in UN vote on Cuba

The UN General Assembly adopted a resolution in which India along with 190 other countries voted in favour while the US cast an abstention along with Israel.

Oct 27, 2016, 14:18 PM IST

Yemeni militia defiant ahead of UN vote

Shiite militiamen who seized power in Yemen vowed to defy "threats" as the UN Security Council prepared to adopt a resolution calling on them to step aside or face consequences.

Feb 16, 2015, 00:25 AM IST

Palestinians demand UN vote on Israeli withdrawal, defeat likely

UN Security Council is expected to vote as early as Tuesday afternoon on a Palestinian draft resolution that calls for a peace deal with Israel within a year and an end of the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories by late 2017.

Dec 31, 2014, 00:43 AM IST

Arabs endorse Palestinian U.N. draft urging end of Israel occupation

Arab U.N. delegations on Monday endorsed a Palestinian proposal to forge a peace deal with Israel within a year and end Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories by late 2017, despite fierce Israeli and U.S. opposition.

Dec 30, 2014, 05:50 AM IST

188 nations back UN vote against US Cuba embargo

A record-equalling 188 countries on Tuesday backed an annual UN General Assembly vote condemning the five-decade-old US embargo against communist Cuba.

Oct 30, 2013, 08:56 AM IST

Sri Lanka to partly take back oil tanks from IOC after UN vote

Lanka announced plans that it would partially take over a strategic oil storage depot in Trincomalee from the Indian Oil Company`s local arm after India voted in favour of a US-sponsored resolution against Colombo at the UNHRC.

Mar 21, 2013, 18:43 PM IST

Sri Lanka hopes to engage India before UN rights vote

SL said it hopes to engage with India ahead of vote at the UN Human Rights Council where the US will move a resolution pressing Colombo to probe its military for crimes.

Feb 26, 2013, 00:15 AM IST

With statehood gift, Abbas returns to cheering Palestinians

Mahmoud Abbas received a rhapsodic welcome by an ecstatic Palestinian crowd of thousands.

Dec 03, 2012, 10:25 AM IST

Israel suspends Palestinian funds after UN vote

Israel is halting tax payments it collects for the Palestinians in response to their successful bid to raise their UN status.

Dec 02, 2012, 19:22 PM IST

Canada recalls diplomats from Israel, West Bank

Canada`s foreign affairs minister John Baird had said that Canada will review its whole relationship with the Palestinian Authority.

Nov 30, 2012, 21:43 PM IST

Palestine to be backed by France in UN vote

France has decided to vote for the confirmation of non- member observer status for Palestine backing its year old demand.

Nov 27, 2012, 21:30 PM IST

UN Security Council postpones Syria sanctions vote

The resolution on Syria, proposed by Britain, France, Germany and the US seeks to extend the UN observer mission.

Jul 18, 2012, 23:56 PM IST

Karunanidhi calls off fast on Sri Lanka

DMK president M. Karunanidhi on Monday called off his scheduled hunger strike after the Indian government said it intended to vote against Sri Lanka.

Mar 19, 2012, 14:09 PM IST

UN vote on SL: ‘Need to keep implications in mind’

External Affairs Minister SM Krishna said Wednesday the government was engaged with all parties to achieve "a forward-looking outcome that is based on reconciliation rather than confrontation"

Mar 14, 2012, 09:20 AM IST

Arab League bid to condemn Syria can go to UN vote

A text needs support from nine nations on the 15-member UN Security Council to go to a vote.

Jan 31, 2012, 00:10 AM IST

UN vote underscores US moral weakness: Castro

The UN General Assembly passed its 20th annual Cuba
resolution on Tuesday by 186 votes to two.

Oct 27, 2011, 23:34 PM IST

Turkey assures sanctions on Syria, despite UN vote

Turkey said it would impose sanctions on Syria despite the blocking of any UN measures against President Bashar al-Assad for his crackdown on dissent.

Oct 06, 2011, 12:42 PM IST