UN SANCTIONS

  • Nigerian group calls for UN sanctions on militants May 11, 2014

    Lagos: The UN Security Council must impose sanctions on the Islamic extremists that abducted more than 300 schoolgirls, a leading Nigerian rights group said on Sunday, adding that expressions of concern and condemnation are not enough. The call comes as more experts are expected in Nigeria to help in the search,...
  • North Korea objects to sanctions ban on ski resort equipment August 25, 2013

    North Korea objected on Saturday to a ban on imports of equipment for a luxury ski resort mainly for the ruling elite, indicating toughened UN sanctions are impacting the impoverished state. Under the leadership of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, who studied in the Swiss capital Berne and is believed to...
  • North Korea sends top official to China May 22, 2013

    Seoul: North Korea sent one of its top military officials to Beijing on Wednesday as a "special envoy" of its leader Kim Jongun, state news agency KCNA reported. There were few details of Choe Ryonghae's visit, which came amid strained relations between China and North Korea after Beijing backed UN...
  • North Korea seen readying for fourth nuclear test April 8, 2013

    Seoul: Activity in North Korea appears to show it is preparing for a fourth nuclear test, with movement at its atomic test site similar to events preceding earlier blasts, a newspaper reported on Monday, quoting a senior South Korean government official. North Korea has intensified warnings in recent weeks, declaring it...
  • US F22 stealth jets join South Korea military drills April 1, 2013

    Washington: The United States sent F22 stealth fighter jets to South Korea on Sunday to join military drills aimed at underscoring the US. commitment to defend Seoul in the face of an intensifying campaign of threats from North Korea. The advanced, radarevading F22 Raptors were deployed to Osan Air Base, the...
  • North Korea cuts military hotline with South Korea March 28, 2013

    Seoul: North Korea upping its war rhetoric, has said on Wednesday that it is cutting a key military hotline with South Korea in response to new UN sanctions, which was its only formal channel of communication with the South. This comes a day after North Korea reportedly readied its military...
  • UN to vote on new North Korea sanction today March 7, 2013

    United Nations: The UN Security Council, ignoring threats from North Korea, is set to impose a fourth round of even tougher sanctions against Pyongyang in a fresh attempt to rein in its nuclear and ballistic missile programs. Russia's UN Ambassador Vitaly Churkin, the current council president, said the council will...
  • N Korea ready to launch rocket, prompts warnings April 10, 2012

    Pyongyang: Isolated and impoverished North Korea said on Tuesday it was ready to go ahead with its proposed longrange rocket launch, an announcement that sparked immediate condemnation from South Korea and Russia and a plea from China, its main ally, for calm. The launch of the Unha3 rocket, which North Korea...
  • US expects India to implement Iran sanctions June 11, 2010

    Washington: The United States has expressed confidence that India would implement the tough new United Nations Security Council imposed sanctions against Iran for its alleged clandestine nuclear weapons programme. "I think India's record on implementation of previous Security Council resolutions has been an admirable one," US Undersecretary of State for...
  • SL faces UN ire over LTTE wipeout, refugee camps September 20, 2009

    New Delhi: Sri Lanka faces UN sanctions after reports of human rights violations against Tamils in the country. India fears that it could set off reactions in Tamil Nadu as well. A senior UN official in Colombo told Sri Lankan has told Sri Lankan president Rajapakse that Sri Lanka must own...
  • JuD lawyers to appeal in UN, move Pakistani courts December 15, 2008

    Islamabad: The JamaatudDawa (JuD) says it will appeal in the UN Security Council Sanctions Committee against restrictions on its head Hafeez Muhammad Saeed and also move Pakistani courts to protest the crackdown on its leaders and the sealing of its offices. "All these actions are illegal as they are without any...
  • We are ready for war with Iran: France September 17, 2007

    New Delhi: France has said it is ready to go to war with Iran over its nuclear programme. French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner says the world should prepare for war over Iran's nuclear programme. "We have to prepare for the worst, and the worst is war," Kouchner said in an...