North Korea denounces 'forum of lies' at UN

North Korea's foreign minister berated the UN Security Council as a forum of lies and double standards, in the first UN address by a top Pyongyang official in 15 years.

Ebola death toll surpasses 3000 in West Africa: WHO

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: Ebola has induced panic all over the world. The deadly virus has killed nearly 3000 people in West Africa till now, according to latest figures released by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Nepal PM backs India's bid for permanent seat on UNSC

Nepal gave its backing Friday for India's bid for a permanent seat on the UN Security Council, saying it was needed to reflect the changed times and make it more effective.

IBSA to intensify cooperation to achieve UNSC reform

The IBSA (India, Brazil and South Africa) group said it will intensify cooperation to achieve a "decisive" conclusion of the reform of the UN Security Council by next year, including expansion in its permanent and non-permanent categories to better reflect present day realities and to make it more representative.

Sushma Swaraj discusses UN Security Council reform with counterparts

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj raised the issue of early reform of the UN Security Council during her meetings with counterparts from China and the IBSA and G4 blocs, saying that concerted efforts should be made to complete the reform process by 2015, coinciding with the 70th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations.

India finds 'strong support' for permanent UNSC membership

Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj held bilateral meetings with seven foreign ministers here during which “strong support” was found for India's permanent membership in a reformed UN Security Council, according to the Indian mission to the UN.

UN moves to block flow of foreign jihadists to Islamic State, al Qaeda
UN moves to block flow of foreign jihadists to Islamic State, al Qaeda

 In a rare move, US President Barack Obama chaired a crucial UN Security Council meeting during which a resolution was unanimously adopted demanding that countries take action to stem the flow of foreign jihadists to terror groups like the Islamic State.

UN Security Council calls for immediate ceasefire in Yemen

 The UN Security Council has called for full and immediate implementation of a newly agreed peace deal in Yemen to end violence that has killed and displaced hundreds of people in recent weeks.

FIFA will not ban travel to Ebola-hit countries
FIFA will not ban travel to Ebola-hit countries

The medical committee of world soccer's governing body, FIFA, decided Tuesday not to impose a ban on travelling to countries hit with the deadly Ebola outbreak.

India to focus on UNSC reform, terrorism, peacekeeping at UNGA

Early reform of the UN Security Council, terrorism and peacekeeping will be among the main issues that India will pursue during the world body's General Assembly session, Indian Ambassador to the UN has said.

UN Security Council calls for international support against ISIS

The UN Security Council Friday urged the international community to "further strengthen and expand support" for Iraqi government in fighting Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and Syria.

UN Security Council backs Iraq in confronting jihadists

The UN Security Council on Friday expressed support for Iraq`s new government as it confronts Islamist fighters.

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.