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UN Security Council hits North Korea with toughest-ever sanctions

UN Security Council hits North Korea with toughest-ever sanctions

Under Resolution 2321, North Korea will be restricted from exporting more than 7.5 million tonnes of coal in 2017, a reduction of 62 per cent from 2015.

UN raises alarm as civilians flee Aleppo assault

UN raises alarm as civilians flee Aleppo assault

The Syrian government offensive to recapture rebel-held parts of Aleppo sparked international alarm on Tuesday, with the UN saying nearly 16,000 people had fled the assault and more could follow.

France calls for `immediate` UN Security Council meeting on Aleppo

France calls for `immediate` UN Security Council meeting on Aleppo

The call came as the Syrian army advanced deep inside east Aleppo, taking several neighbourhoods from the opposition in an onslaught to recapture the entire city.
 

UN Security Council to vote Wednesday on North Korea sanctions: Diplomats

North Korea has been under U.N. sanctions since 2006 over its nuclear and missile tests.

France to convene Syria meeting after Assad, allies launch ''total war''

France to convene Syria meeting after Assad, allies launch ''total war''

"France is taking an initiative to confront the strategy of total war by the regime and its allies, who are taking advantage of the uncertainty in the United States," Ayrault said.

United Nations extends Syria gas attacks probe

The UN Security Council has unanimously decided to extend for another year the mandate of a panel tasked with investigating chemical attacks in Syria and identifying those responsible.

UN extends Syria gas attacks probe

The UN Security Council on Thursday unanimously decided to extend for another year the mandate of a panel tasked with investigating chemical attacks in Syria and identifying those responsible.

Indian aggression may lead to 'strategic miscalculation': Pakistan

Pakistan on Friday briefed Head of Missions of P5 countries on the alleged Indian aggression on the Line of Control (LoC) and Working Boundary, saying the use of "heavy weaponry" by the Indian Army threatens peace and stability and may lead to a "strategic miscalculation".

Pakistan keeps up push against India's bid for UN seat

Pakistan keeps up push against India's bid for UN seat

Pakistan kept up its opposition to India`s bid for permanent membership to the UN Security Council, warning that creation of new permanent seats would only "satisfy the hunger of a few states for power and privilege".

India slams UNSC for 'unimplementable' peacekeeping mandates

India has strongly criticised a "fragmented" UN Security Council for coming up with "unwieldy" and "unimplementable" peacekeeping mandates that put the credibility of the UN and safety and security of peacekeepers at grave risk.

North Korea fails again with powerful Musudan missile test

North Korea on Thursday conducted what was believed to be another failed test of a powerful medium-range missile capable of hitting US bases as far away as Guam, the South Korean military said.

Palestinians push for UN membership and against settlements

Palestinians push for UN membership and against settlements

Palestinian Ambassador Riyad Mansour yesterday said that he met with about half the 15-member council in the last 10 days and expects to meet the rest in the next week. He said he will then report back to an Arab ministerial committee which will decide on next steps.

China defends blocking India's bid for UN ban on Masood Azhar, says no one should pursue 'political gains in name of counter-terrorism'

China defends blocking India's bid for UN ban on Masood Azhar, says no one should pursue 'political gains in name of counter-terrorism'

India has been pressing for the UN ban against Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Muhammad chief Masood Azhar over his role in the Pathankot terror attack. 

Russian resolution on Syria defeated in UN Security Council

Russian resolution on Syria defeated in UN Security Council

The draft, put forward by Russia late yesterday, failed to get the minimum nine "yes" votes required.

UN Security Council to meet today on Syria: Diplomats

UN Security Council to meet today on Syria: Diplomats

Russia requested the meeting to hear from UN envoy Staffan de Mistura, who will brief the council via videoconference from Geneva at 1400 GMT, diplomats said.

India criticises 'unresponsive' UNSC for not sanctioning Masood Azhar

India strongly criticised an "unresponsive" Security Council on Wednesday for being indecisive on sanctioning leaders of organisations it itself designates as terrorist entities after China extended its "technical hold" on India's bid for a UN ban against JeM chief Masood Azhar.

Aleppo battered as Russia slams 'unacceptable' rhetoric

Aleppo battered as Russia slams 'unacceptable' rhetoric

"It is difficult to deny that Russia is partnering with the Syrian regime to carry out war crimes," said Britain's Matthew Rycroft.

Houthi official in Yemen offers border truce, amnesty

A top official in Yemen`s armed Houthi movement on Sunday offered to stop attacks on Saudi Arabia and an amnesty for Yemeni fighters opposing the group if the kingdom stopped air strikes and lifted a near blockade on the country.

'China probes North Korea bank suspected of nuclear link'

China and the United States have agreed to step up cooperation in the UN Security Council and in law-enforcement channels after North Korea`s fifth nuclear test.

UN Security Council discusses escalating violence as warplanes pound Syria's Aleppo

UN Security Council discusses escalating violence as warplanes pound Syria's Aleppo

Warplanes bombed a strategic camp on the northern edge of Aleppo on Sunday as Syrian government forces, backed by Russia, battled rebels for control of the city as the U.N. Security Council met to discuss the escalating violence.