Venezuela's socialist government has quietly secured the backing of Latin America and the Caribbean to obtain a diplomatic trophy that long eluded the late Hugo Chavez: a seat on the United Nations Security Council.
President of Arab Parliament, Ahmed al-Jarwan, urged the US and the UN Security Council`s five permanent states to exert pressure on Israel to continue truce and not to resume shelling the Gaza Strip, media reported.
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.
India, which has contributed 1.7 lakh peacekeepers to UN missions, has told the UN Security Council that it wants crucial reforms of security institutions to facilitate peace building in the conflict-hit nations.
North Korea said on Friday that the world would have to "wait and see" when asked for details of "a new form" of nuclear test it threatened to carry out after the United Nations Security Council condemned Pyongyang`s recent ballistic missile launch.
The UN Security Council has unanimously authorised the deployment of a European Union force to the Central African Republic to bolster French and African troops who are trying to quell sectarian violence that the United Nations has warned could escalate into genocide.
Saying that the credibility of the UN Security Council is at stake, India has sought a results-based timeline for reforms in the world organisation`s supreme decision-making body to give it a more equitable representation globally.
The exclusion of the African continent from permanent membership of the UN Security Council raises question on the credibility of its representativeness, India has said, underlining the need for reforms in the world body to address "historical injustices".