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.

UN Security Council to vote Monday on Syria aid access resolution

The UN Security Council will vote Monday on a resolution to allow aid access at four border crossings into rebel-held areas of Syria without government consent, said Western diplomats, who were hopeful Russia and China will support the move.

PM must appeal for UNSC meeting on Iraq issue: Atul Anjan

Communist Party of India (CPI) leader Atul Anjan said here on Monday that Prime Minister Narendra Modi must appeal to the United Nations Security Council to meet to discuss the current situation in Iraq.

UN further downsizing Ivory Coast mission

The UN Security Council Wednesday opted to further downsize the number of peacekeepers in its Ivory Coast mission, which it said it will consider ending next year.

Iran signals it may allow snap nuclear inspections

Iran may allow snap inspections of its nuclear facilities as part of a final agreement with world powers on its contentious atomic program, an Iranian official said today.

Security Council condemns Afghan assassination bid

The UN Security Council condemned an attempt to assassinate Afghan presidential frontrunner Abdullah Abdullah calling for an orderly transition to a new government.

Work towards India`s ascension to UNSC says Bera

Washington: Calling for moving the Indo-US relationship ahead, two influential American lawmakers have called upon the Obama Administration to work towards making India a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council.

Nigerian group calls for UN sanctions on militants

The UN Security Council must impose sanctions on the Islamic extremists that abducted more than 300 schoolgirls, a leading Nigerian rights group said today, adding that expressions of concern and condemnation are not enough.

Set own house in order, implement UNSC reforms: India to UN

India has said the United Nations should "set its house in order" and implement the much-delayed reform of the Security Council before it seeks to embark upon an ambitious post-2015 development agenda.

Congress, BJP reject Pak Army chief`s statement on Kashmir

Pakistan Army chief Raheel Sharif`s remark describing Kashmir as "jugular vein" of his country today drew sharp reaction from Congress and BJP which condemned the "provocative" and "uncalled for" statement and rejected it.

Gen Raheel Sharif calls Kashmir as "jugular vein of Pakistan"

Terming Kashmir as the "jugular vein" of Pakistan, the country`s Army Chief Gen Raheel Sharif today said the issue should be resolved in accordance with the wishes and aspirations of Kashmiris and in line with UNSC resolutions for lasting peace in the region.

Sri Lanka concerned over Ban`s report to UNSC

Sri Lanka has expressed disappointment over the inclusion of rights accountability and reconciliation issues in Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon`s report on conflict-related sexual violence submitted to the UN Security Council.

India conveys deep concern to UNSC over attacks in S Sudan

In the wake of last week`s attack on a UN base in South Sudan that injured two Indian peacekeepers, India has conveyed its "deep concern" to the Security Council over the continued hostilities and lack of political dialogue in the troubled nation.