Lebanon flays Israeli military escalation at border

Lebanon on Wednesday condemned Israeli military escalation at the border, while stressing that it was committed to the resolution of the UN Security Council (UNSC), according to a Xinhua report.

Hezbollah will pay `full price` for deadly attack: Israel

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Lebanon`s Hezbollah it will pay the "full price" after missiles killed two Israeli soldiers Wednesday in an attack that raised fears of another all-out war.

UN Security Council condemns `heinous` Tripoli hotel attack

The UN Security Council on Tuesday strongly condemned the "heinous" attack on a hotel in Tripoli that left nine dead and said those behind the terrorist act should face justice.

Indo-US N-deal to impact deterrence stability in South Asia: Pakistan

Peeved at the breakthrough in the operationalisation of the Indo-US nuclear deal, Pakistan on Tuesday said the move for "political and economic expediencies" would have a "detrimental" impact on deterrence stability in South Asia.

President Poroshenko says de-escalation is priority in east Ukraine

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Sunday de-escalating the conflict with pro-Russian rebels was the priority for the Kiev government, which stands by a September peace deal signed in Minsk.

Defence, energy, trade to top agenda of Obama's India visit

US President Barack Obama arrives in India Sunday on a three-day state visit, which besides the symbolism of his being the first American president to be chief guest at the Republic Day parade is also likely to see "substantive outcomes" from talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on several issues, including defence, energy and trade.

Shiite militia attack Yemen president`s home, seize palace
Shiite militia attack Yemen president`s home, seize palace

Shiite militia fighters attacked Yemeni President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi`s residence and seized the presidential palace Tuesday in what officials said was a bid to overthrow his embattled government.

UN condemns escalating attacks by Nigerian group Boko Haram

The UN Security Council has condemned the recent escalation of attacks by the Nigerian extremist group Boko Haram and expressed deep concern that its activities are undermining peace and stability in central and west Africa.

Guinea to send up to 500 UN peacekeepers to Mali: President

Guinean President Alpha Conde said on Monday that his country would send some 500 troops to join a UN peacekeeping mission in strife-torn Mali.

Libya recognised government army declares ceasefire

The army of Libya`s internationally recognised government announced on Sunday that it would cease fire, two days after an Islamist-backed militia alliance announced a truce.

UN Security Council to meet on Ukraine crisis

The UN Security Council will meet next week to discuss the flareup of violence in Ukraine, diplomats said Friday.

India voices concern over UNSC failure to solve W Asia crisis

Failure of the UN Security Council to achieve the objective of a peaceful solution to the Israeli-Palestine conflict despite holding regular debates on the long-standing issue has brought into question its effectiveness, India's top envoy here said.

Arab League to push for new Palestinian UN resolution

The Arab League said on Thursday it will seek to shore up international support for another attempt to obtain a UN resolution on ending Israel`s occupation of Palestinian lands.

Syria used chlorine gas in attacks: OPCW

 A report by the OPCW chemical watchdog has concluded "with a high degree of confidence" that chlorine gas was used in attacks on three villages in Syria last year.

Mali at UN makes case for Libya intervention

 Mali`s foreign minister told the UN Security Council on Tuesday that an international force could help stabilise Libya and the entire Sahel region and check the threat from Islamist groups.

Hamas `totally opposed` to Abbas' plan for new UN bid

Hamas said Monday it was "totally opposed" to Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas`s plans to re-submit to the UN Security Council a resolution on ending Israel`s occupation which failed last week.

Palestinians to submit again UN Security Council bid: Abbas

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Sunday announced that he intends to resubmit again a draft resolution to the UN Security Council to schedule an end to the Israeli occupation until 2017.

UN vote underlines need for Mideast peace talks: EU

Paris: EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said Tuesday`s vote at the UN Security Council on Palestinian statehood underlined the need for Israel and the Palestinians to urgently resume peace negotiations.

Palestinian resolution fails at UN Security Council
Palestinian resolution fails at UN Security Council

The UN Security Council failed Tuesday to adopt a resolution on Palestinian statehood that was strongly opposed by the United States.

Palestinian draft resolution fails in UN council, US votes against

United Nations: The UN Security Council on Tuesday rejected a Palestinian resolution calling for Israel to withdraw from Palestinian territories by late 2017.