Czechs stopped potential nuclear tech purchase by Iran: Sources

The Czech Republic blocked an attempted purchase by Iran this year of a large shipment of sensitive technology useable for nuclear enrichment after false documentation raised suspicions, UN experts and Western sources said.

UN Security Council weighs Burundi crisis

The UN Security Council launched closed-door consultations Friday on violence shaking Burundi, where President Pierre Nkurunziza`s decision to run for a third term sparked deadly protests.

UN Security Council reform with permanent seat for India is 'urgent': France

To bolster the legitimacy of the UN in a changed world, it is "vital" and "urgent" to expand the Security Council's permanent membership to include India, France has declared.

UN aid chief urges Syria sanctions, Jolie pleads for refugee help

The United Nations aid chief urged the Security Council on Friday to impose an arms embargo and sanctions in Syria for violations of humanitarian law as special envoy Angelina Jolie pleaded with council members to visit millions of Syrian refugees.

Yemen`s Saleh urges rebel allies to implement UN decisions

Yemen`s former president Ali Abdullah Saleh on Friday urged his rebel allies to implement UN Security Council decisions in return for a halt in Saudi-led coalition air strikes.

Feeling left out drives youth to Islamic State, experts tell UN council

Most European youth who travel to Iraq and Syria to fight with Islamic State militants do so because they do not feel at home in Europe, academics told a United Nations Security Council meeting chaired Thursday by Jordan`s 20-year-old crown prince.

Jordan's crown prince at UN takes on jihadist 'dark world'

Jordan's 20-year-old crown prince on Thursday called for measures to prevent the world's youth from being "lured into the dark world" of Islamic extremists as he became the youngest person ever to chair a Security Council meeting.

'UNSC's failure to resolve Palestinian issue raises questions'

 India has said that the UN Security Council has been merely a "standby witness" to the long-standing Israeli-Palestine issue and the world body's failure to achieve a peaceful solution to the conflict raises questions about its effectiveness.

For peace in Mid-East, India urges political settlement, action on terror

To bring peace to the Middle East, India has called for political dialogue to find solutions to the hostilities wracking the region while urging strong action against extremist groups whose deadly violence "strikes at our common humanity."

UN seeks to step up Western Sahara negotiations

 The UN Security Council is set to push for more intensive negotiations to settle the decades-old dispute over Western Sahara, at the center of tensions between Morocco and African countries.

Britain, France urge UN action on Middle East, NZ drafting text

Britain and France urged the United Nations Security Council on Tuesday to set a framework to broker peace between Israel and the Palestinians as council member New Zealand said it had started working on a draft resolution to kick-start the process.

UN Security Council concerned by Mediterranean migrant smuggling

 The United Nations Security Council expressed grave concern on Tuesday at the growth in people smuggling in the Mediterranean Sea and deplored Sunday`s deadly shipwreck of migrants trying to reach Europe that may have killed as many as 900 people.

Syria gas attack video moves UNSC envoys to tears
Syria gas attack video moves UNSC envoys to tears

Members of the United Nations Security Council teared up on Thursday when Syrian doctors showed a video of failed attempts to resuscitate three children after a chlorine gas attack in March, prompting renewed calls for accountability.

UN threatens Libya sanctions, urges negotiations

 The United Nations Security Council pressed Libya`s warring factions to urgently form a unity government and threatened sanctions against those behind spiraling violence.

Narendra Modi in France: It is India's right to have a permanent seat in UN Security Council, says PM
Narendra Modi in France: It is India's right to have a permanent seat in UN Security Council, says PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday made a strong pitch for a permanent seat for India in the UN Security Council, saying it should get it as a "right" for its immense contribution to global peace.

Arab states want UN to blacklist former Yemen president's son

 Gulf Arab countries and Jordan want the United Nations Security Council to blacklist the son of Yemen`s former president and a Houthi militia leader and effectively impose an arms embargo on the rebels that rule most of the poor Arabian peninsula country. 

Zarif stresses benefits to Iran of framework nuclear deal


Dubai/Beirut: All United Nations Security Council resolutions related to Iran`s nuclear programme will be lifted immediately if a final deal is agreed, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Saturday, stressing the benefits to Iran of this week`s negotiations.

Russia calls UN meeting to discuss a humanitarian pause in Yemen

The United Nations Security Council will meet on Saturday on Yemen after Russia called for a meeting to discuss a proposal for a humanitarian pause in Saudi-led air strikes on the country. 

India, 29 nations join hands against terrorism

India, Pakistan as well as the five permanent members of the Security Council are among the 30 nations who have joined hands for a group formed at the UN against terrorism.

At UN, India condemns persecution, violence in religion's name

India has strongly condemned violence perpetrated in the name of religion, declaring that it "strikes at our common humanity".