UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL

  • 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...
  • India, Germany will step up pressure for UNSC seat April 15, 2013

    New Delhi/Berlin: India and Germany will jointly intensify efforts to gain permanent membership in an expanded United Nations Security Council as also for broader reform of the world organisation, top ministers of the two sides say. "Security Council reform was naturally one of our focus areas of discussions. We have decided...
  • Tell Iran to respect nonproliferation: France to India February 15, 2013

    New Delhi: France, a key player in the P5+1 talks with Iran on its contentious nuclear programme, on February 15 asked India to "convince" its "close friend" Tehran to enter into serious negotiations and respect international obligations with regard to nuclear nonproliferation. French President Francois Hollande also extended an olive branch...
  • 'UN mission in Kashmir can be terminated only by UNSC' January 23, 2013

    United Nations: As India and Pakistan clashed in the Security Council over relevance of the UN observer group at the LoC, a spokesperson for UN chief Ban Kimoon said the force can be terminated only by a decision of the 15nation body. The United Nations Military Observer Group in India and...
  • Turkey blames Syria for jet attack, consults NATO June 24, 2012

    Ankara/Amman: Turkey accused Syria on Sunday of shooting down a military reconnaissance jet in international airspace without warning and called a NATO meeting to discuss a response to Syrian President Bashar alAssad. Amid growing acrimony between the oncefriendly neighbours, Syria said its forces had shot dead "terrorists" infiltrating its territory from...
  • UK supports permanent seat for India in UNSC April 27, 2012

    London: UK Foreign Secretary William Hague on Thursday reiterated Britain's support for permanent seats for India and Japan in the United Nations Security Council, and said the council should be expanded. Delivering the International Institute for Strategic StudiesFullerton Lecture in Singapore, Hague, who is currently on a visit to Asia,...
  • 'Israel did not raise Iran issue at MEA meet' February 17, 2012

    New Delhi: Sources close to the government said on Friday that the Israeli ambassador did not raise the Iran issue at all during his meeting with External Affairs Minister SM Krishna. "Iran was not raised by the Israel ambassador when he met the external affairs minister, nor was it discussed during...
  • UNSC unfreezes assets of 2 Libyan banks December 17, 2011

    United Nations: The UN Security Council on Friday ordered assets of two Libyan banks that had been under the control of Muammar Gaddafi to be unfrozen, clearing the way for the return of more than $ 40 billion to help the new government rebuild the country. The transitional government had asked...
  • UN nod for $ 1.6 billion emergency aid for Libya August 31, 2011

    United Nations: UN Security Council has allowed Britain to release about $ 1.6 billion in seized assets to Libya for emergency aid, as the chief of the world body underlined that the humanitarian situation in the wartorn country demands 'urgent action'. "Further action will be needed in the coming days. I...
  • Libya: Misrata turns graveyard as death toll rises April 19, 2011

    As proGaddafi forces try to retake the city, the rebels' frustration with NATO is also growing. ...
  • China backs India's UN 'aspiration' April 14, 2011

    Sanya (China): China on Thursday recorded its recognition of India's "status" in global affairs and said it "supports" its "aspiration" to play a greater role in the world body, a nuanced expression that could be seen as a step forward towards backing New Delhi's bid for a permanent seat on...
  • Libya: no mercy on traitors says Gaddafi March 18, 2011

    Libya leader Muammar Gaddafi says he will respond to any foreign offensive with force. ...
  • Libya nofly zone: India abstains from UN vote March 18, 2011

    United Nations: India, along with four other members of the UN Security Council, abstained from the voting on a resolution that approves a nofly zone over Libya and authorises "all necessary measures" for protecting civilians there from Muammar Gaddafi's forces. Ten of the 15member body voted in favour of the resolution,...
  • UN Security Council slaps Libya with sanctions February 27, 2011

    United Nations: The United Nations Security Council unanimously approved a draft resolution on Saturday to impose sanctions against Libya amid Muammar Gaddafi's escalating crackdown on antigovernment protesters. It includes an arms embargo, asset freeze and travel bans for Gaddafi and several of his associates. The resolution also refers the situation unfolding...
  • G4 countries push for UNSC expansion February 12, 2011

    United Nations: India, Brazil, Germany and Japan, the four countries seeking permanent seats on the UN Security Council, have agreed to push full speed ahead for the expansion of the top UN decision making body at the earliest. "There is widespread support for a MemberStates driven initiative to take the process...
  • India says Security Council now more credible January 5, 2011

    United Nations: The presence of India and other key regional powers on the Security Council starting this week gives the UN's most powerful body more credibility and legitimacy because it now reflects the world in the 21st century, India's UN ambassador said on Wednesday. Hardeep Singh Puri said the election of...
  • India fit to be permanent member of UNSC:Prez December 8, 2010

    New Delhi: President Pratibha Patil on Wednesday said India has all the credentials to be a permanent member in an expanded UN Security Council and pressed the need for urgent reforms in the world body. Addressing envoys in New Delhi, the President called for building harmony in the world, and highlighted...
  • Permanent UNSC seat 'difficult' for India: Obama November 3, 2010

    Washington: Ahead of his visit, President Barack Obama today described India as a "cornerstone" of US engagement in Asia, but held out no assurances on key issues support for India's permanent membership of the UN Security Council and ending curbs on export of dualuse technology. Outlining the objectives of his...
  • India gets elected to nonpermanent UN seat October 12, 2010

    After a gap of 19 years India has got elected to a nonpermanent UN Security Council seat. Former Under Secretary General of United Nations Shashi Tharoor speaks on the importance of such an event. ...
  • India set to win UNSC seat in today's elections October 12, 2010

    New York: India is all set to win a temporary seat on the United Nations (UN) Security Council after a span of 19 years. In Tuesday's vote, five of 10 nonpermanent seats will be filled. All 10 countries are elected to the twoyear post and elections to the 5 seats will...
  • India wants due place in new world order: PM July 8, 2009

    New Delhi: Ahead of the G8 summit in Italy, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has made a vigorous pitch for reform of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) and underlined that India will seek its due place in the emerging international order. "The structure of United Nations Security Council must evolve to...
  • UNSC slams North Korean missile launches July 7, 2009

    New York: The United Nations Security Council has condemned the recent missile launches by North Korea and urged the communist country to comply with its obligations and relevant UN resolutions. The Security Council "condemned and expressed grave concern at the (missile) launches, which constitute the violation of UN Security Council resolutions...
  • N Korea test new missile, warns UN council May 29, 2009

    Seoul: North Korea warned the UN Security Council on Friday that it would take "further selfdefence measures" if the council imposed more sanctions on it for this week's nuclear test as media reports said, it fired another shortrange missile. North Korea denounced the Security Council, which includes Pyongyang's traditional allies China...
  • India wants UNSC to reflect world realities May 27, 2009

    United Nations: India has called for a strong review mechanism of the UN Security Council (UNSC). The programme is taken to reflect contemporary world realities and ensure the legitimacy, credibility and effectiveness of the world body's top decision making organ. "India has steadfastly emphasised the importance of the UNSC reflecting contemporary...
  • Israeli pilot sorry about Gaza civilian casualties January 14, 2009

    Jerusalem: In the first signs of remorse from the Israeli side, helicopter pilot Captain Orr said he is sorry for the civilian causalities in the ongoing war. Orr, an Apache helicopter pilot, has flown dozens of combat missions over Gaza. The pilot said that he and his colleagues were aware...
  • JamaatudDawa back in business under new name January 2, 2009

    New Delhi: On New Year's eve, Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari delivered a personal assurance to US' President Bush over the phone that Pakistan would not allow nonstate actors on its soil to attack other countries. However, Islamabad appears to be going slow. Under its nose, the JamaatudDawa is planning...
  • UN urges end to Gaza violence; death toll tops 270 December 28, 2008

    United Nations: The UN Security Council called early on Sunday for an immediate end to all violence in Gaza after the death toll climbed past 270 on the second day of Israeli air strikes in retaliation for rocket and mortar fire by Gaza militants. "The members of the Security Council expressed...
  • UNSC bans Pakbased JamaatudDawa, 4 LeT leaders December 11, 2008

    United Nations: A committee of the United Nations Security Council has placed sanctions against Pakistanbased JamaatudDawa, a front organisation for LashkareToiba (LeT), declaring it a terrorist organisation. The committee has added Jamaat and four Lashkar leaders to a list of firms and people facing sanctions for ties to alQaeda or...
  • Will ban JamaatudDawa, freeze its assets: Pak December 10, 2008

    United Nations: Bowing to India's demand and pressure from the international community, Pakistan has said that it would proscribe the JamaatudDawa, a front of the LashkereTaiba (LeT), and take action against its leaders for their role in the Mumbai terror attack. The action would include freezing the assets of the group,...
  • Bring perpetrators to justice: UN Security Council November 28, 2008

    United Nations: The UN Security Council on Thursday condemned the terrorist attacks in Mumbai and urged the international community to cooperate with India to bring perpetrators to justice. The Security Council issued a statement late on Thursday night after daylong consultations over telephone among the 15members of the most powerful...