188 nations back UN vote against US Cuba embargo

A record-equalling 188 countries on Tuesday backed an annual UN General Assembly vote condemning the five-decade-old US embargo against communist Cuba.

Sri Lanka to partly take back oil tanks from IOC after UN vote

Lanka announced plans that it would partially take over a strategic oil storage depot in Trincomalee from the Indian Oil Company`s local arm after India voted in favour of a US-sponsored resolution against Colombo at the UNHRC.

Sri Lanka hopes to engage India before UN rights vote

SL said it hopes to engage with India ahead of vote at the UN Human Rights Council where the US will move a resolution pressing Colombo to probe its military for crimes.

With statehood gift, Abbas returns to cheering Palestinians

Mahmoud Abbas received a rhapsodic welcome by an ecstatic Palestinian crowd of thousands.

Israel suspends Palestinian funds after UN vote

Israel is halting tax payments it collects for the Palestinians in response to their successful bid to raise their UN status.

Canada recalls diplomats from Israel, West Bank

Canada`s foreign affairs minister John Baird had said that Canada will review its whole relationship with the Palestinian Authority.

Palestine to be backed by France in UN vote

France has decided to vote for the confirmation of non- member observer status for Palestine backing its year old demand.

UN Security Council postpones Syria sanctions vote

The resolution on Syria, proposed by Britain, France, Germany and the US seeks to extend the UN observer mission.

Karunanidhi calls off fast on Sri Lanka

DMK president M. Karunanidhi on Monday called off his scheduled hunger strike after the Indian government said it intended to vote against Sri Lanka.

UN vote on SL: ‘Need to keep implications in mind’

External Affairs Minister SM Krishna said Wednesday the government was engaged with all parties to achieve "a forward-looking outcome that is based on reconciliation rather than confrontation"

Arab League bid to condemn Syria can go to UN vote

A text needs support from nine nations on the 15-member UN Security Council to go to a vote.

UN vote underscores US moral weakness: Castro

The UN General Assembly passed its 20th annual Cuba
resolution on Tuesday by 186 votes to two.

Turkey assures sanctions on Syria, despite UN vote

Turkey said it would impose sanctions on Syria despite the blocking of any UN measures against President Bashar al-Assad for his crackdown on dissent.

Turkey offers Syrians refuge, West pushes UN vote

Britain and France asked the UN Security Council to condemn Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Air strikes within hours after UN Libya vote

Muammar Gaddafi’s son warns foreign air strikes would kill civilians.

India abstains from UN vote; Libya grateful

A UN Security Council resolution has authorised a no-fly zone over Libya.

India votes in favour of Goldstone report

India has voted in favour of a UN resolution endorsing the Goldstone report that requires Israel and Palestine to investigate war crimes in the Gaza Strip, after initially expressing reservations about it.