UN condemns attack on British embassy vehicle

 The UN Security Council (UNSC) has condemned the attack on a British embassy vehicle in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Israeli strike threat `diplomatic card` against Iran: Experts

 Despite Israeli threats of a strike on Iran if world powers fail to halt its nuclear drive at talks entering an endgame in Vienna, experts see the sabre-rattling as largely diplomatic brinkmanship.

Britain lauds inclusion of Libyan groups in terror list

British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has welcomed the UN Security Council`s decision to put Libya`s Ansar Al Sharia Benghazi (AAS-B) and Ansar Al Sharia Derna (AAS-D) in the list of terrorist organisations.

UN Security Council condemns Jerusalem `terrorist attack`

The UN Security Council on Wednesday strongly condemned the "despicable terrorist attack" on a Jerusalem synagogue that left five dead and called on Israeli and Palestinian leaders to restore calm.

Iran nuclear talks get down to nitty-gritty

Iran and six world powers got down to business in Vienna on Wednesday, groping for the elusive magic formula to secure a milestone nuclear deal that satisfies hardliners in Tehran and Washington.

UN Security Council expansion move gets new impetus

 General Assembly (UNGA) President Sam Kahamba Kutesa and several nations called Wednesday for the creation of a negotiating document for the expansion of the Security Council in a bid to give a new impetus to the reform initiative ahead of the 70th anniversary next year of the UN`s founding.

US blacklists Yemen ex-president Saleh, Huthi commanders

The United States hit Yemen's former president Ali Abdullah Saleh and two Huthi rebel commanders with sanctions on Monday, two days after Saleh walked out on the new government.

UN mission finds no evidence of Darfur `mass rape`

A UN mission said Monday it has found no evidence Sudanese troops had raped 200 women and girls in the Darfur region, where insurgents are battling government forces.

Yemen`s Saleh rejects UN sanctions, party abandons government

Yemen`s former president Ali Abdullah Saleh rejected Saturday UN Security Council sanctions imposed on him for obstructing peace, and his party walked out of the newly formed cabinet.

Al-Qaeda kills `dozens` as rebels reject new Yemen government

Al-Qaeda claimed Saturday it killed dozens of Shiite rebels in Yemen and tried to assassinate the US ambassador, as the rebels rejected a new government announced for the strife-torn country.

Differences remain on nuclear deal: Iran president

Iran's president says Tehran and world powers agree on the principles of a final deal on the Iranian nuclear program but that differences remain on the "details" that still need to be negotiated.

UN Security Council slaps sanctions on Yemen ex-president Saleh

The UN Security Council on Friday imposed sanctions on Yemen`s former president Ali Abdullah Saleh and two allied rebel commanders for threatening peace in the impoverished Arab country.

Syria`s remaining chemical facilities to be destroyed: UN

United Nations: Work on destroying Syria`s last remaining chemical weapons production facilities will begin this month and should be completed next year, the UN Security Council heard Wednesday.

Palestinians urge UN to press Israel on east Jerusalem

United Nations: The Palestinians on Wednesday asked the UN Security Council to demand Israel take steps to end clashes at the Al-Aqsa mosque in east Jerusalem and warned of a brewing religious confrontation.

UN poised to slap sanctions on former Yemen strongman

United Nations: The UN Security Council is poised to impose sanctions on Yemen`s former president Ali Abdullah Saleh and two Huthi rebel leaders for obstructing peace in the country, diplomats said Tuesday.

Palestinians to submit UN resolution `this month`

Gaza: The Palestinian leadership will submit a draft resolution to the UN Security Council this month calling for an end date for Israeli occupation, a senior official said on Tuesday.

Russia blocks UN statement on Ukraine rebel vote

United Nations: Russia has opposed a UN Security Council move to criticize rebel elections held in eastern Ukraine, the Ukrainian ambassador said Monday.

Teeth a must for peacekeeping Operations: India to UNSC

India has asked the UN Security Council to make mandatory provisions for prosecuting and neutralising armed groups that threaten to harm UN peacekeeping operations.

Jerusalem mayor`s Al-Aqsa visit sparks anger

Jerusalem`s Israeli mayor visited the Al-Aqsa mosque compound Tuesday, angering Islamic authorities, but police said the day passed in "relative calm" after weeks of tension at the flashpoint shrine.