SECURITY COUNCIL

  • UN day to look at roadmap for future: Narendra Modi 23 hours 3 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday greeted the United Nations on the occasion of UN Day, the day in 1945 when the Charter of the United Nations was brought into force, and said it was also a day to "look at a roadmap for the future". In tweets, the...
  • Malaysia PM calls PM Modi, sets meeting during Myanmar summit 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday held a telephonic talk with his Malaysian counterpart Mohd Najib bin Tun Abdul Razak, during which he greeted him on Malaysia's election to UN Security Council as a non-permanent member and expressed sympathy over the MH-17 and MH-370 air tragedies. During the phone...
  • UN elects five new Security Council non-permanent members October 17, 2014

    United Nations: Angola, Malaysia, New Zealand, Venezuela and Spain on Thursday were elected as the new non-permanent members of the Security Council for a two years term by the UN General Assembly. These five countries replace retiring members Argentina, Australia, Luxembourg, South Korea and Rwanda, xinhua reported. The newly elected members term...
  • World must 'dramatically expand' Ebola fight: UN Council October 16, 2014

    United Nations: The UN Security Council called on Wednesday in the international community to "accelerate and dramatically expand" aid to combat the spread of Ebola. In a unanimously adopted statement, the 15-member body warned that the world's response "has failed to date to adequately address the magnitude of the outbreak and...
  • UN calls for maintaining links with Ebola affected countries October 16, 2014

    United Nations: The UN Security Council on Wednesday urged member states to maintain trade and transport links with the Ebola affected countries to enable timely utilisation of assistant resources. "The members of the Security Council stressed that the response of the international community to the Ebola outbreak has failed to adequately...
  • UNGA asks Security Council to refer North Korea to ICC October 9, 2014

    United Nations: A draft resolution for the UN General Assembly's human rights committee encourages the Security Council to consider referring the situation in North Korea to the International Criminal Court. A copy obtained Thursday by The Associated Press says the council should follow the recommendations of a UN commission of inquiry...
  • Ukraine to UN: 'We know what terrorism means' September 25, 2014

    United Nations: Ukraine's prime minister is urging countries not to lift sanctions against Russia until his country regains control over its entire territory, including Crimea. Arseniy Yatsenyuk on Wednesday night told the annual UN General Assembly of world leaders that "we know what terrorism means." He demands that Russia pull back its...
  • Turkish leader slams UN Security Council September 25, 2014

    United Nations: The president of Turkey has slammed the UN Security Council's inaction on some of the world's most pressing issues, accusing its members of rendering the world body ineffective. Speaking before the General Assembly meeting in New York on Wednesday, Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the UN has repeatedly failed to...
  • UN to bind nations on new foreign terrorist rules September 23, 2014

    Washington: The United Nations Security Council is expected to adopt a binding resolution this week that would require nations to bar their citizens from traveling abroad to join terrorism organizations, part of a US-led effort to galvanize the international community against what Obama administration officials call an "unprecedented" threat from...
  • UN Security Council calls for international support against IS September 20, 2014

    United Nations: The UN Security Council on Friday urged the international community to "further strengthen and expand support" for Iraqi government in fighting Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and Syria. In a presidential statement issued here at a ministerial debate chaired by US Secretary of State John Kerry, the members of...
  • UN Security Council plans to suppress foreign extremist fighters September 9, 2014

    United Nations: The UN Security Council plans to demand countries "prevent and suppress" the recruitment and travel of foreign fighters to join extremist militant groups like Islamic State by ensuring it is considered a serious criminal offence under domestic laws. The United States circulated a draft resolution late on Monday, obtained...
  • Bangladesh sacrifices UNSC candidacy for Japan September 6, 2014

    Dhaka: Bangladesh has withdrawn its candidature for a rotational UN Security Council seat in favour of Japan, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has announced. The announcement came at a joint briefing with her Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe on Saturday, bdnews24.com reported. In a first visit to Bangladesh by any Japanese prime minister in...
  • UN Security Council urges resumption of Gaza talks August 21, 2014

    United Nations: The UN Security Council deplored the resumption of fighting in the Gaza Strip and called on Israel and the Palestinians to resume negotiations. British Ambassador Mark Lyall Grant read a council statement yesterday expressing "grave concern at the return to hostilities following the breach of the Egyptianbrokered humanitarian...
  • UN to adopt measure aimed at conflict prevention August 21, 2014

    United Nations: Security Council members have agreed on a resolution aimed at intensifying efforts to prevent conflicts at a time of growing unrest around the world, Britain's UN envoy said on Wednesday. Ambassador Mark Lyall Grant said the council will vote on the resolution today at the start of an...
  • UN Security Council calls for Gaza ceasefire ahead of Eid July 28, 2014

    United Nations: The UN Security Council has called for "an immediate and unconditional humanitarian ceasefire" in the Gaza war between Israel and Hamas. The council adopted the presidential statement at an emergency meeting just after midnight on Monday as Muslims started celebrating the Eid alFitr holiday marking the end of the...
  • US presses case against Russia on MH17 as horror deepens July 21, 2014

    Hrabove: US Secretary of State John Kerry laid out what he called overwhelming evidence of Russian complicity in the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 as international horror deepened over the fate of the victims' remains. Kerry demanded that Moscow take responsibility for actions of proRussian rebels in eastern Ukraine...
  • Hamas says Israeli soldier captured; Gaza death toll jumps to 447 July 21, 2014

    Gaza/Jerusalem: Israeli tanks shelled militant targets in the Gaza Strip on Monday and a woman died in an air strike after the bloodiest day of a nearly twoweek military offensive that showed no signs of abating, despite global calls for a truce. Palestinian health officials said the death toll since July...
  • UN to vote on MH17 crash resolution July 21, 2014

    Canberra: Diplomats said that the UN Security Council could vote as early as on Monday on an Australiaproposed resolution demanding international access to the Ukraine plane crash site and a ceasefire around the area. But Australia and Russia on late Sunday were still working out key differences, and Britain accused...
  • UN Security Council sets urgent meeting on Ukraine July 18, 2014

    United Nations: The UN Security Council will hold an emergency meeting on Friday morning on Ukraine. Britain's UN Mission said on Thursday it requested the meeting and later tweeted that it is set for 10 am on Friday. The request follows Wednesday's downing of a Ukrainian air force fighter and Thursday's...
  • UN Security Council authorises crossborder aid access in Syria July 15, 2014

    United Nations: The UN Security Council on Monday authorised humanitarian access without Syrian government consent into rebelheld areas at four border crossings from Turkey, Iraq and Jordan, even though Syria has warned it deems such deliveries incursions into its territory. "The consent of the Syrian authorities will no longer be...
  • Getting ready for every possible scenario, says Israeli Prime Minister July 13, 2014

    Hostilities between Israel and Gaza have escalated again, following the killings of three Israeli teenagers and one Palestinian teenager in last one week. The UN Security Council called for a ceasefire between Israeli forces and Palestinian militants on Saturday. But Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has stated that the ...
  • Russia to work on UN Security Council resolution over Syria July 10, 2014

    Moscow: Russia is prepared to continue working on a UN Security Council (UNSC) draft resolution which rules out use of force against Damascus, the foreign ministry said on Wednesday. "The document should clearly lay out the Russian position: no coercive measures, including sanctions and force, can be presented there," Xinhua quoted...
  • UN Security Council committee blacklists Nigeria's Boko Haram May 23, 2014

    Washington: The UN Security Council committee on alQaeda sanctions blacklisted Nigeria's Islamist militant group Boko Haram on Thursday after the insurgents kidnapped hundreds of schoolgirls, diplomats said. Nigeria, which until recently had been reluctant to seek international help to combat Boko Haram, requested earlier this week the group be sanctioned. As...
  • 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,...
  • Russia, China skip Security Council talks on Syria February 11, 2014

    Russia is scuttling Western efforts to push through a Security Council resolution that would raise the prospect of sanctions against Syria unless the government gives unrestricted access to deliver humanitarian aid. Russia's UN Ambassador Vitaly Churkin vowed to veto the proposed measure if necessary. Both he and China's UN ambassador were...
  • Five new nations join UN Security Council as members January 3, 2014

    Five new countries joined the UN Security Council (UNSC) as nonpermanent members starting from the new year, while Jordan assumed on Thursday the rotating presidency of the Council for January. Chad, Chile, Jordan, Lithuania and Nigeria have begun their twoyear term, replacing Azerbaijan, Guatemala, Morocco, Pakistan and Togo, Xinhua reported on...
  • Pakistan opposes new permanent seats in UNSC November 9, 2013

    Pakistan has opposed the creation of new permanent seats in the 15member UN Security Council during the twoday UN General Assembly debate on Security Council reform. "There should be no new centres of privilege," Associated Press of Pakistan (APP) quoted Masood Khan, Pakistan's ambassador to UN, as telling the 193member assembly...
  • Saudi Arabia rejects seat on UN Security Council October 18, 2013

    Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: Saudi Arabia on Friday rejected its freshlyacquired seat on the UN Security Council, saying the 15member body is incapable of resolving world conflicts such as the Syrian civil war. The move came just hours after the kingdom was elected as one of the Council's 10 nonpermanent members on...
  • Syrian opposition hails UN resolution on Chemical Weapon September 29, 2013

    A prominent figure of Syria's domestic opposition on Sunday hailed the UN Security Council resolution on chemical weapons, saying it prevented a US military strike that could spark a broader regional war. The UN Security Council resolution would help remove the chemical weapons from the conflict in Syria and thus could...
  • UN must be reformed to reflect political realities: Manmohan Singh September 28, 2013

    United Nations: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday made a strong case for urgent reform of the UN Security Council to reflect current political realities by including more developing countries as both permanent and nonpermanent members. Addressing the UN General Assembly, he also said multilateral financial institutions should give developing countries...