SECURITY COUNCIL

  • UN Security Council to hold emergency meeting on Yemen 5 days ago

    United Nations: The UN Security Council on Saturday said that the 15-nation UN body will meet in an emergency session on Sunday afternoon to discuss the current situation in Yemen, which suffered several terrorist attacks over the past few days. The UN Spokesperson's Office said that the council will hold a...
  • Black money: Luxembourg offers to send financial experts team March 2, 2015

    New Delhi: Luxembourg, one of the biggest routes for investments into India, on Monday offered to send a team of experts in New Delhi to brief the government on measures taken by it to curb illegal financial transactions. The offer was conveyed by Luxembourg Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn to his Indian...
  • Barack Obama endorses India's bid for UNSC permanent membership February 25, 2015

    Washington: US President Barack Obama endorses India's candidature as a permanent member of the reformed UN Security Council, the White House has said. "As it relates to India's membership in the security council, I know the President endorsed that...The Security Council in the context of a variety of other important...
  • UN Security Council reform: Stick to a time-table, says India February 14, 2015

    United Nations: With UN General Assembly (UNGA) President Sam Kutesa reporting he was "heartened" to find support for a Security Council reform process based on a negotiating document, India has said that the text should be given the mandate of an Assembly resolution and the negotiations should stick to a...
  • News 360: China says will back India for UN Security Council permanent membership February 12, 2015

    Ahead of Narendra Modi's Beijing visit, China on Thursday softened its stand on India's bid for a permanent membership in United Nation's Security Council. After decades of denial, it is for the first time that China said it supported India's bid. A senior Chinese official said Beijing has no problem...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories February 12, 2015

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  • Ahead of PM Modi's visit, China says will back India for UN Security Council permanent membership February 12, 2015

    Beijing: Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Beijing visit, China on Thursday softened its stand on India's bid for a permanent membership in United Nation's Security Council. After decades of denial, it is for the first time that China said it supported India's bid. A senior Chinese official said Beijing...
  • Unacceptable for Pakistan to provide safe havens to terrorists: Barack Obama January 23, 2015

    New Delhi: US President Barack Obama has said it is unacceptable for Pakistan to provide safe havens to terrorists. Obama told the India Today magazine that those behind the 26/11 attacks must face justice. He also said India must be included as a permanent member in the UN Security Council. The US...
  • Dozens die as Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines battered by storms December 30, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia, southern Thailand and parts of the Philippines have been battered by heavy rain and flash floods in recent days, killing dozens, officials said on Tuesday. Malaysia's worst flooding in a decade forced nearly a quarter of a million people from their homes, officials said, with the government coming...
  • 160,000 Malaysians displaced by worst-ever floods December 28, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: The number of people evacuated due to Malaysia's worst-ever floods jumped to more than 160,000 on Saturday, as Prime Minister Najib Razak reached the worst-hit state after cutting short a vacation in the US. Najib arrived in Kelantan, which has the biggest problems among eight affected states, following his...
  • Pakistan vows to wipe out ideology of terrorists, India cites brazen violation of international sanctions December 20, 2014

    United Nations: The killing fields of Peshawar inspired anew an international resolve at the Security Council to combat terrorism by adopting on Friday a resolution urging nations to choke the flow of resources to the extremist organisations and to increase cooperation to fight them, even as India criticised the ineffectiveness...
  • Will support Syria and Iraq in fight against terrorism: Vladimir Putin November 29, 2014

    Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin has assured Syria, Iraq and the other countries in the Gulf region of support in their fight against terrorism, media reported on Saturday. "The situation in Syria still raises serious concerns," said Putin in an interview with the Turkish al-Anadolu news agency, which was cited by...
  • World powers discuss extending Iran nuclear deal deadline November 24, 2014

    Vienna: World powers and Iran began looking at giving themselves more time to reach a nuclear deal, as they struggled to overcome major gaps barely 24 hours before a deadline. The five permanent members of the UN Security Council and Germany (the P5+1) have been locked in talks with Iran for...
  • UN day to look at roadmap for future: Narendra Modi October 24, 2014

    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 October 21, 2014

    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...