Iran, world powers resume nuclear talks

 The six major world powers resumed talks with Iran Sunday over its controversial nuclear programme after the failure to meet a deadline last year for a comprehensive nuclear deal.

Mahmoud Abbas signs onto International Criminal Court after UN loss

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas signed on to 20 international agreements on Wednesday, including the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC), a day after a bid for independence by 2017 failed at the United Nations Security Council.

Palestine regrets UN rejection of draft resolution

 A Palestinian official Wednesday said he regretted UN Security Council`s rejection of a draft resolution that urges Israel to withdraw from occupied Palestinian territories within three years.

'UNSC to vote on Palestinian statehood bid by Monday'

The UN Security Council will vote on a draft resolution calling for the recognition of the Palestinian state by Monday, says Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat.

'UNSC to vote on Palestinian statehood bid by Monday'

The UN Security Council will vote on a draft resolution calling for the recognition of the Palestinian state by Monday, says Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat.

India condemns terror attack on Pakistan's school at UN

India strongly condemned the "barbaric" terror attack by the Taliban on a school in Pakistan that killed 141 people, mostly children, as UN chief Ban Ki-moon and the Security Council called for perpetrators of the "blood-curdling attack" to be brought to justice.

Israel PM Netanyahu rejects any Palestinian ultimatum through UN
Israel PM Netanyahu rejects any Palestinian ultimatum through UN

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday rejected any Palestinian attempt to set an ultimatum for Israel to end its occupation of their lands through a UN Security Council resolution.

North Korea urges UN action over `inhuman` US torture

North Korea, rattled by UN condemnation of its human rights record, urged the Security Council Wednesday to censure the United States for its use of "inhuman torture" methods.

UN condemns attack on British embassy vehicle

 The UN Security Council (UNSC) has condemned the attack on a British embassy vehicle in Kabul, Afghanistan.

UNSC resolution includes policing in UN peacekeeping operations

 The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has unanimously adopted a resolution to include policing in UN peacekeeping operations and special political missions.

Root cause of terrorism must be addressed: UNSC

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Wednesday underlined the need for multilateral action to address the root cause for the spread of terrorism.

India calls for text negotiations for UNSC reform by 2015

Describing the unreformed UN Security Council as a "seriously impaired organ," India has emphasised the urgent need to achieve reform of the powerful body by next year, saying a text should be tabled to begin "actual negotiations" on its reform and expansion.

UNSC slams deadly terrorist attack in Egypt

The UN Security Council (UNSC) has condemned, in the strongest terms, a deadly terrorist attack on a military checkpoint in the restive northern part of Egypt`s Sinai Peninsula.

India asks UNSC to enforce resolutions on countering terrorism

 India has asked the UN Security Council to enforce its resolutions on countering terrorism "without exception", saying that condoning the use of terror on account of perceived political purposes is counter-productive to stem the growing spiral of violence.

UN in South Sudan sees possible deal but no peace

The UN mission in South Sudan is bracing for ongoing fighting even if a political deal is reached between rival leaders, the new head of mission said Wednesday.

Palestine seeks UN action to end Israeli occupation

 A Palestinian envoy to the UN Tuesday called on the UN Security Council to support its initiative to end Israel`s occupation within a time frame and protect the Palestinians.

Purely military action in Syria could fuel extremism: UN

 United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned on Tuesday that using only military means to fight the threat of Islamic State in Syria could radicalize more Sunni armed groups and spark greater violence.

UNSC should be more representative, responsive: Mexico

Mexico on Monday pitched for reforms in the United Nations Security Council saying the body should be more representative and responsive.

World must 'dramatically expand' Ebola fight: UN Council

The UN Security Council called Wednesday on the international community to "accelerate and dramatically expand" aid to combat the spread of Ebola.

UNSC extends peacekeeping mission's term in Abyei

The UN Security Council (UNSC) has renewed the mandate of the UN peacekeeping mission in the Abyei border region between Sudan and South Sudan.