UN SECURITY COUNCIL

  • Amidst 'he's cute' sighs, Jordan's Prince becomes the youngest to chair UN Security Council meet 2 days ago

    United Nations: Jordan's 20-year-old crown prince has become the youngest person ever to chair a meeting of the UN Security Council, to applause and some "He's cute!" sighs. Prince Al Hussein Bin Abdullah II led an open debate on how youth can combat violent extremism and what he calls its...
  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay April 14, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories with Palki S Upadhyay on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Naxals target development projects, says intelligence reports April 14, 2015

    Maoists are changing their strategy in their fight against the state, says latest intelligence reports. Naxals in desperation are targeting development projects. There have been 31 attacks on economic targets in 4 months compared with 25 in 2014. ...
  • UN Security Council to hold emergency meeting on Yemen March 22, 2015

    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • US, Russia reach deal on Syria resolution September 27, 2013

    United Nations:US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Thursday that the US and Russia have reached an agreement on a UN Security Council resolution about Syrian chemical weapons. "I was pleased to have a meeting with Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and we did reach an agreement with respect to the...
  • Syria vows to give up chemical weapons, Obama cautious about deal September 11, 2013

    Syria accepted a Russian proposal on Tuesday to give up chemical weapons but US President Barack Obama said it was too early to tell if the initiative would succeed and he vowed to keep military forces at the ready to strike if diplomacy fails. In a televised address to Americans, Obama...