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.

IBSA to intensify cooperation to achieve UNSC reform

The IBSA (India, Brazil and South Africa) group said it will intensify cooperation to achieve a "decisive" conclusion of the reform of the UN Security Council by next year, including expansion in its permanent and non-permanent categories to better reflect present day realities and to make it more representative.

Indian-American body calls for UNSC reform

Asserting that India has an "irreplaceable economic and political role" at the global stage, an Indian-American body has called for an immediate reform of the UNSC to make the country its permanent member.

UN Security Council blacklists foreign fighters, recruiters

 A United Nations Security Council committee blacklisted on Tuesday more than a dozen foreign extremist fighters, fundraisers and recruiters tied to militant groups in Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Tunisia and Yemen, including a senior Islamic State leader. 

Sierra Leone launches controversial Ebola shutdown

Sierra Leone on Friday launched a controversial three-day shutdown to contain the deadly spread of the Ebola virus, as the UN Security Council declared the deadly outbreak a threat to world peace.

Current Iranian uranium enrichment prog not acceptable: US

 Ahead of the crucial nuclear talks between global powers and Iran in New York, the US has said that the international community cannot accept Tehran's current uranium enrichment programme.

Iran nuclear talks: bridging the gaps in New York

Iran and six powers resume Thursday in New York negotiating a potentially historic deal to ease fears that Tehran might develop nuclear weapons after 12 years of failed diplomacy and rising tensions.

Russia says oil deal with Iran is legal

Russia said Wednesday signing a memorandum of understanding with Iran for crude oil shipments did not violate United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolutions restricting Tehran over its controversial nuclear programme.

Security Council renews UN mission in Cyprus

The UN Security Council (UNSC) Wednesday renewed a UN mission in Cyprus for another six months to continue assisting the parties in the country to bring the division of the island to a comprehensive and durable settlement.

Gaza crisis: UN calls for immediate ceasefire, expresses `grave concern`

Concerned over the escalating crisis in Gaza, the United Nations Security Council held an emergency meeting and called for an immediate and unconditional humanitarian ceasefire in the area.

Russia offers `comprehensive help` to Malaysia jet crash probe

Russia said Tuesday it was ready to offer full cooperation with an international investigation into the downing of the Malaysian passenger jet after backing the UN Security Council resolution on the probe.

UN Security Council denounces persecution of Iraqi Christians

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.

Shi`ite group hands back army camp to Yemeni government

Shi`ite Muslim tribesmen handed back an army camp to the Yemeni government on Saturday, a spokesman for the group said, to try to defuse tensions caused by the capture of a provincial capital north of Sanaa this week.