Russia fails to remove Syria nuclear probe from IAEA agenda

Western states defeated a Russian proposal on Friday to remove Syria`s alleged past nuclear activities from the agenda of meetings of the UN atomic agency, diplomats said.

Sierra Leone launches controversial Ebola shutdown

Sierra Leone on Friday launched a controversial three-day shutdown to contain the deadly spread of the Ebola virus, as the UN Security Council declared the deadly outbreak a threat to world peace.

Ebola declared ''threat to peace and security''; UN sets up international mission
Ebola declared ''threat to peace and security''; UN sets up international mission

 In an unprecedented action, an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council has declared the Ebola virus disease "a threat to international peace and security" while Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced the formation of an emergency mission to fight the deadly disease.

Sierra Leone launches controversial Ebola shutdown

Sierra Leone on Friday launched a controversial three-day shutdown to contain the deadly spread of the Ebola virus, as the UN Security Council declared the deadly outbreak a threat to world peace.

Stronger China not a threat to anyone: Xi Jinping

A stronger China is not a threat to any country, Chinese President Xi Jinping Thursday said and stressed on a "fair, reasonable and mutually acceptable" solution to the vexed boundary issue at an early date through peaceful talks.

Iran's current uranium enrichment not acceptable: US

Iran cannot convince the world that its current ability to enrich uranium is acceptable, the top US negotiator said Tuesday ahead of new nuclear talks with global powers.

Russia calls for international efforts to combat terrorism

Russia is calling on the international community to join efforts in defeating terrorism in the Middle East and North Africa, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Monday.

UNSC slams attack on UN peacekeepers in Mali

The UN Security Council has condemned "in the strongest terms" an attack on a military vehicle in Mali, in which one Chadian UN peacekeeper was killed and four others injured.

UN Security Council blasts 'heinous' murder of British aid worker

The UN Security Council has condemned the "heinous and cowardly murder" of British aid worker David Haines by an Islamic State militant.

Obama to lead Security Council session on foreign fighters threat on Sep 25

United Nations: President Barack Obama will lead a UN Security Council session on the threat of foreign fighters in Iraq and Syria on September 25, a US official has said.

UN chief warns of dangerous escalation in Ukraine

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is alarmed by reports of fighting in east Ukraine spreading southward and warned of a dangerous escalation, his spokesman said today.

UN Security Council urges for immediate ceasefire in Libya

The UN Security Council Wednesday adopted a resolution on Libya, calling for an immediate ceasefire while expanding sanctions on those who involved in the violence there.

Islamic State and Syrian government committing war crimes: UN

The Syrian government and Islamic State insurgents are both committing war crimes and crimes against humanity in their war against each other, UN investigators said on Wednesday.

Boko Haram leader proclaims `Islamic caliphate` in Nigeria

Boko Haram`s leader said he has created an Islamic caliphate in a northeast Nigeria town seized by the insurgents earlier this month, in a video on Sunday.

UN Council condemns `heinous and cowardly` Foley murder

The UN Security Council has strongly condemned the "heinous and cowardly" murder of journalist James Foley by Islamic State militants and called for the immediate release of all hostages.

UN Security Council to meet over Russia aid convoy

United Nations: The United Nations Security Council is to hold emergency consultations on Thursday after Russia sent an aid convoy rolling into eastern Ukraine, where pro-Moscow rebels are fighting Kiev`s forces.

Syria: UN rights chief rebukes Security Council inaction

In her last address to the Security Council, the UN human rights chief sharply criticized the body for its ineffectiveness on Syria and other intractable conflicts, saying its members have often put national interests ahead of stopping mass atrocities.

Central African Republic will have 7,600 UN peacekeepers

The initial UN force that takes over peacekeeping duties in Central African Republic from an African force on September 15 will have 7,600 soldiers and police, the UN envoy to the conflict-wracked country has said.

Iran won`t sign nuclear deal `at any price`

Iran is committed to securing a nuclear agreement with world powers but will not sign one "at any price", its negotiators said on Monday, as a key deadline for Tehran nears.

UN, EU move against IS in Iraq

Iraqis and foreign powers voiced relief on Friday after Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki agreed to step down, as the UN targeted Islamist militants and the EU backed the arming of their Kurdish rivals.