UN panel says will share names of Syria war crimes suspects

UN investigators for human rights violations in Syria today offered to share "some information" from secret lists of alleged war criminals with prosecutors to aid investigations and help bring perpetrators to justice.

UN Security Council condemns Syria chlorine attacks

The UN Security Council today adopted a US-drafted resolution condemning the use of chlorine in Syria and threatening measures if chemicals are used in future attacks.

UNSC threatens action if chlorine used in attacks in Syria

The United Nations Security Council condemned the use of chlorine as a weapon in Syria and threatened to take action if such arms are used again in the conflict, which is now in its fourth year, but didn`t lay blame for previous chlorine attacks.

UN Security Council diplomats to visit CAR, Burundi

UN Security Council envoys will travel to the Central African Republic next week to take stock of international efforts to restore stability, France`s UN ambassador said Tuesday.

Ukraine at a 'crossroads', still faces threat of war: OSCE

The OSCE's envoy to Ukraine warned Friday that while there were encouraging signs of a ceasefire taking hold in eastern Ukraine, the country still faced the threat of all-out war.

UNSC permanent members selective on terrorism: India

 Asserting that the Security Council "embodies the undemocratic stranglehold" of the permanent members, India has accused them of picking and choosing the world body's principles to suit their own national interests and of being selective in dealing with terrorism.

North Korea says not worried about ICC threat because not guilty

 North Korea said on Monday it is not worried about a threat to refer the country to the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity, because it is not guilty and wants to attend a US meeting on its rights situation to defend itself.

Yemen Shiite militia rejects UN call to cede power

A Shiite militia rejected today a UN call for it to cede power in Yemen after it seized the capital Sanaa and put the president and premier under effective house arrest.

No UN resolution reached yet on Ukraine

The 15 members of the United Nations Security Council will engage in more consultations on the ceasefire in eastern Ukraine, but are not yet ready to adopt a resolution, diplomats said Sunday.

Gulf states demand forceful UN action on Yemen

Gulf Arab states called on the United Nations Saturday to take forceful action over Yemen, where a Shiite militia has seized power amid concerns that the country is collapsing.

UNSC reaffirms ways to choke Islamic State funding

 The UN Security Council (UNSC) Thursday reaffirmed ways to choke the supply of funds for terrorist groups like the Islamic State (IS) and Al-Nusrah Front (ANF), and called for stopping their illegal earnings from oil trade, trafficking of antiquities and ransom payments.

Yemen `collapsing before our eyes`: Ban tells Security Council

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon appealed to the Security Council Thursday for action to halt Yemen`s slide toward anarchy, warning the country was "collapsing before our eyes."

United Nations adopts resolution to cut off terrorist financing

 The UN Security Council today unanimously adopted a resolution aimed at cutting off financial support to Islamic State and other Al-Qaeda-linked terror outfits through illicit activities like raising funds through oil smuggling, trading in antiquities and kidnapping for ransom.

UN takes aim at Islamic State financing from oil, antiquities

The UN Security Council on Thursday unanimously adopted a resolution aimed at choking off millions of dollars in earnings from oil smuggling, antiquities trafficking and ransom payments to the Islamic State group.

China backs India for permanent UNSC membership
China backs India for permanent UNSC membership

 China on Thursday said it respects the aspirations of India and Brazil to play bigger roles at the UN Security Council, while keeping mum on Japan's candidature.

UN Security Council demands Islamic State hostages freed

The UN Security Council demanded the immediate release of all hostages held by the Islamic State group, as Jordan vowed to do everything it can to save the life of a pilot captured by the militants.

Palestine slams Israel's new settlement plan

A top Palestinian official Saturday slammed the new Israeli plan to build 450 settlement units in West Bank`s Jewish areas, terming the expansion of settlements "a war crime".

UNSC slams Egypt terrorist attacks

The UN Security Council (UNSC) Friday condemned "in the strongest terms" the terrorist attacks in Egypt`s North Sinai peninsula, which killed over 30 people and injured several others.

Lebanon flays Israeli military escalation at border

Lebanon on Wednesday condemned Israeli military escalation at the border, while stressing that it was committed to the resolution of the UN Security Council (UNSC), according to a Xinhua report.

Pakistan opposes India's permanent UNSC membership

Hours after US President Barack Obama concluded his unprecedented second visit to India, Pakistan Prime Minister's Adviser on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz opposed India's bid for membership to the 48-member Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) and a permanent seat in the UN Security