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South Sudan on brink of an abyss: UN chief

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said that South Sudan remains precariously poised on the brink of an abyss, and warned that the promises of the new state for peace, justice and opportunity have been squandered.

Ukraine at UN says Putin's Crimea decree 'null and void'

Ukraine's UN ambassador on Thursday dismissed as "null and void" a decree by President Vladimir Putin incorporating annexed Crimea into the southern region of Russia.

UN chief voices concern over Turkey situation

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon voiced his concern over Turkey situation but said that he trusts the government and people of Turkey will transform this moment of uncertainty into a moment of unity.

More than 37,000 flee South Sudan for Uganda: UN

More than 37,000 people have fled South Sudan for neighbouring Uganda in the last three weeks following intense fighting between rival troops that left hundreds dead, the UN`s refugee body said Tuesday.

Pakistan needles India again, seeks independent probe into Burhan Wani's 'extra-judicial' killing

Pakistan needles India again, seeks independent probe into Burhan Wani's 'extra-judicial' killing

Pakistan has demanded an independent inquiry into the "extra-judicial" killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani.

Do not intervene in South China Sea dispute: China tells Japan

Do not intervene in South China Sea dispute: China tells Japan

China on Sunday asked Japan to restrain itself from interfering in the South China Sea dispute, saying Tokyo should instead consider its "shameful history" before accusing it of expansionist behaviour in the strategic region.

Chinese military unveils new weapons after South China Sea verdict

Chinese military unveils new weapons after South China Sea verdict

Chinese military has unveiled a range of new weapons, including long-range missiles, amid calls by its top officials to be combat-ready following a landmark verdict by an UN-backed tribunal that struck down China's "historical rights" in the South China Sea.

UK adds Pak-based Chinese Islamic group to terror list

Britain has listed the Pakistan-based East Turkestan Islamic Movement (ETIM) as a terrorist organisation, a move likely to please China, which has demanded Western support for its fight against a group it says seeks to split off its western region of Xinjiang.

Former Portugal prime minister Guterres front runner to be next UN chief

Former Portugal prime minister Guterres front runner to be next UN chief

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon steps down at the end of 2016 after two five-year terms.
 

UN memo questions Britain's Security Council veto power

UN memo questions Britain's Security Council veto power

Britain is a permanent veto-wielding power - alongside the United States, France, China and Russia - on the Security Council.

Britain adds Chinese militant group to terror list

Britain has listed the East Turkestan Islamic Movement (ETIM) as a terrorist organisation, a move likely to please China, which has demanded Western support for its fight against a group it says seeks to split off its western region of Xinjiang.

India hits out at 'subterranean' cover for terrorists at UN

India hits out at 'subterranean' cover for terrorists at UN

 India has hit out at the "subterranean" cover given to terrorists at the UN by China which has vetoed action against Pakistan-based masterminds of attacks on India, and demanded reforming the process of imposing sanctions on terrorists and their protectors.

Reform subterranean universe of UNSC sanctions regimes: India

Reform subterranean universe of UNSC sanctions regimes: India

India has called for reform in the "subterranean universe" of the UN Security Council's sanctions regimes as it criticised the lack of transparency in their functioning, saying principles of "anonymity and unanimity" absolve individual members of accountability.

Philippines warns imminent talks over China sea row unlikely

The Philippines said direct talks with China over their maritime dispute were unlikely to start anytime soon.

US to raise concerns at United Nations over North Korea missile tests

US to raise concerns at United Nations over North Korea missile tests

The United States warned Monday it would raise concerns at the United Nations over the latest North Korean missile tests carried out in violation of Security Council resolutions.

Australia's former PM Rudd throws hat in ring for top UN job

Former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has officially requested the support of his country`s new government to back a bid for the top job at the United Nations, Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said on Monday.

Bahrain to try top Shiite cleric for money laundering

A Bahraini cleric will go on trial next month on charges of collecting funds illegally and money laundering, the public prosecutor said on Saturday.

Bashir reshuffles senior Sudanese military officials: army

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on Thursday reshuffled senior military officers after his troops carried out intense operations against rebels across war-torn regions, including in Darfur.

Morocco allows 25 UN staffers to return to Western Sahara

Five UN staffers have returned to the UN mission in disputed Western Sahara.

China risks a dangerous escalation in SCS: US daily

The Washington Post said Beijing’s insistence that the court decision is "invalid and has no binding force" only goes so far.