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UN Security Council backs West Africa force to fight Sahel militants

France first intervened in early 2013 to drive out militants who had seized northern Mali a year earlier. But militants continue to attack in Mali and its neighbors.

Friends should persuade China on India's entry into NSG

India on Monday said countries friendly to China, including Russia, should persuade it to ensure New Delhi's entry into the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) and for permanent membership of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC).

Notorious Afghan warlord calls for peace in first public speech

In February, the United Nations Security Council agreed to drop sanctions against Gulbuddin ​Hekmatyar, paving the way for him to return openly to Afghanistan.

India welcomes Cyprus support for NSG bid

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has welcomed Cyprus' support to India's bid for membership of the 48-nation Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG).

US, France, Britain propose UN resolution on Syria gas attack

The United States, Britain and France on Tuesday proposed a United Nations Security Council resolution to condemn a suspected deadly chemical weapons attack in Syria, which diplomats said would likely be put to a vote on Wednesday.

Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull criticises UN as Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu arrives for state visit

Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull criticises UN as Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu arrives for state visit

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull offered a staunch defence of Israel on Wednesday, criticising the United Nations and vowing never to support "one-sided resolutions" calling for an end to Israeli settlement building on occupied land.

China defends blocking bid to ban Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar, says 'conditions not met'

China defends blocking bid to ban Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar, says 'conditions not met'

China on Wednesday defended its move to block a move in the United Nations to designate Pathankot attack mastermind and Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) chief Pathankot attack mastermind and Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist.

US moves UN to designate JeM chief Masood Azhar as global terrorist; China puts proposal on 'hold'

US moves UN to designate JeM chief Masood Azhar as global terrorist; China puts proposal on 'hold'

The United States had moved the United Nations for banning Pakistan-based JeM chief Masood Azhar in the second half of last month.

''Convergence'' on UNSC reforms, don't slide back: India

India has cautioned against questioning the "convergence" of views that took the negotiation process for Security Council reforms forward instead of building up on that progress.

Donald Trump's spokesman leaves India's UNSC bid hanging

The world views of India and the Trump administration will collide on some issues, with the Middle East being an important one.

India criticises 'frozen' UNSC that represents small minority

India criticises 'frozen' UNSC that represents small minority

Making a pitch for rebooting the stalled Security Council reform process, India has said that to regain its "lost legitimacy" the Council should change to reflect the new world realities.

UN Security Council to vote on Israel settlements

UN Security Council to vote on Israel settlements

The UN Security Council will vote on Thursday on an Egyptian-drafted resolution demanding that Israel immediately halt its settlement activities in the Palestinian territories and east Jerusalem.

Nexus of traffickers, terror networks dangerous: India

India has described the nexus between organised traffickers and terrorist networks through illicit financial linkages as a "dangerous phenomenon" that should be urgently addressed using counter-terrorism financing tools and sanctions regimes.

India slams UNSC, says world body takes 9 months to decide on sanctions against terror operators like Masood Azhar

India slams UNSC, says world body takes 9 months to decide on sanctions against terror operators like Masood Azhar

India has slammed the UNSC, saying the world body takes 9 long months to decide on sanctions against terror operators like Masood Azhar.

At least 26 killed in Aleppo as UN meets over Syria

At least 26 killed in Aleppo as UN meets over Syria

At the start of that meeting the UN's top envoy to Syria accused the government of unleashing "unprecedented military violence" against civilians in Aleppo.

China must help close North Korea sanctions loopholes: US

China must help close North Korea sanctions loopholes: US

Following North Korea`s fourth nuclear test in January, the UN Security Council adopted the toughest sanctions regime to date.

Pakistan's court reserves verdict on Hafiz Saeed's Kashmir petition

A Pakistani court on Wednesday reserved its verdict on the maintainability of a petition filed by Mumbai attack mastermind and JuD chief Hafiz Saeed seeking directives for the government to take up the Kashmir issue at the UN Security Council and other international fora.

Egypt blocks UN resolution supporting Turkish government

Egypt, currently a non-permanent member of the Security Council, objected.

Burhan Wani's killing: Pakistan complains to P5 envoys about Kashmir unrest

Burhan Wani's killing: Pakistan complains to P5 envoys about Kashmir unrest

Pakistan Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry has briefed ambassadors of the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council. 

UN chief calls for arms embargo, sanctions on South Sudan

UN chief calls for arms embargo, sanctions on South Sudan

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged the Security Council on Monday to impose an arms embargo on South Sudan, sanction leaders and commanders who are blocking the implementation of a peace deal and fortify a U.N. peacekeeping mission.