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  • Ukraine's east braces for anti-rebel operation as deadline passes 14-04-2014 04:38 PM

    Slaviansk: Towns in eastern Ukraine on Monday braced for military action from government forces as a deadline passed for pro-Russian separatists to disarm and end their occupation of state buildings or face a major "anti-terrorist" operation. As the 9 a.m. (0600 GMT) deadline issued by authorities in Kiev expired, a...
  • UNSC unanimously approves Syria aid access resolution 23-02-2014 09:58 AM

    The UN Security Council achieved rare unity to act on Syria's civil war on Saturday when Russia and China supported adoption of a resolution to boost aid access in Syria that threatens to take "further steps" in the case of non-compliance. Russia, supported by China, has shielded its ally Syria...
  • Ideas 2014: One should have a sense of value, says Kofi Annan on subsidies in India 06-02-2014 11:25 PM

    Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has warned India against too many populist subsidies. In conversation with CNN IBN's Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose on Ideas 2014, Annan said that subsidised water and power take away their value. ...
  • Vice President Hamid Ansari arrives in Cuba 30-10-2013 10:03 AM

    Havana: After concluding a "landmark" tour of Peru during which four agreements were signed, Vice President Hamid Ansari arrived in Cuba, one of the founders of the Non-aligned movement like India. It is the first ever bilateral visit by any Indian VVIP to the Communist country as earlier trips by...
  • Chile supports India, Brazil as permanent members of UNSC 05-10-2013 10:25 AM

    Washington: Chilean President Sebastian Pinera has supported India, Brazil, Germany and Japan's bid for a permanent seat in UNSC. "I think that countries like Brazil, Germany, Japan, India should be part of the Security Council as permanent members," Pinera told the popular Charlie Rose Show in an interview on the...
  • UNSC adopts resolution on Syria, demands elimination of chemical arms 28-09-2013 07:29 AM

    The UN Security Council adopted a resolution on Friday that demands the eradication of Syria's chemical weapons but does not threaten automatic punitive action against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government if it does not comply. The unanimous vote by the 15-member Security Council ended weeks of intense diplomacy between Russia...
  • Western envoys say countries agreed on UNSC resolution on Syria, Russia denies it 26-09-2013 08:53 AM

    Envoys from the United States, Russia, France, China and Britain have come to an agreement on the core of a UN Security Council resolution to get rid of Syria's chemical weapons, three Western diplomats said on Wednesday, but Russia denied such an accord had been reached and insisted work was...
  • Diplomatic efforts intensify on corralling Syrian chemical arms 12-09-2013 09:25 AM

    Geneva: Diplomatic efforts to place Syria's chemical weapons under international control intensified on Wednesday while UN rights investigators detailed what they called war crimes carried out largely by Syrian government forces in the civil war. US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov spoke by phone,...
  • UN chief takes responsibility for failing to control Syrian war crimes 12-09-2013 09:04 AM

    Meanwhile, US Secretary of State John Kerry will meet his Russian counterpart in Geneva on Thursday to discuss Syria issue. ...
  • Nepal freezes assets of 224 persons, 64 groups with links to Dawood, al Qaeda 10-09-2013 02:02 PM

    The Nepal government has directed freezing of assets of 224 individuals and 64 groups with links to al Qaeda and Indian underworld don Dawood Ibrahim if they are present in Nepal. Those on the list are individuals and groups identified by the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) as entities associated...
  • Where G20 members stand on US military action against Syria 07-09-2013 11:31 AM

    President Barack Obama had mixed results as he lobbied members of the G20 leading world economies to bolster international support for a military response to the Syrian government's alleged use of chemical weapons against civilians. Here is where members of the G20 stand on intervention in Syria: AUSTRALIA Called, in...
  • Russian President warns West against taking action in Syria without UNSC backing 04-09-2013 10:46 AM

    President Vladimir Putin warned the West against taking one-sided action in Syria but also said Russia "doesn't exclude" supporting a UN resolution on punitive military strikes if it is proved that Damascus used poison gas on its own people. In a wide-ranging interview with The Associated Press and Russia's state...
  • UNSC fails to agree on military action against Syria 29-08-2013 10:30 AM

    The five permanent members of the Security Council have failed to reach consensus on military action against Syrian regime. ...
  • South Africa demands permanent African seats in UNSC 13-08-2013 04:21 AM

    South Africa on Monday appealed for the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) reforms and inclusion of Africa with at least two permanent seats. The appeal was made by South African Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Maite Nkoana-Mashabane after hosting Vuk Jeremic, president of the 67th session of the UN...
  • Austria to quit UN's Golan force over Syria violence 07-06-2013 03:46 AM

    Beirut: Austria said on Thursday it would pull out of a UN force on the Golan Heights after battles between Syrian troops and rebels there, in a blow to a mission that has kept the Israeli-Syrian war front quiet for 40 years. Israel, anxious for the international mission to remain...
  • Financial sanctions delay North Korea's atom bomb work: UN 15-05-2013 05:06 AM

    United Nations: A combination of increasingly tough financial sanctions, an arms embargo and other international restrictions on trade with North Korea have not stopped Pyongyang's illicit nuclear arms program but appear to have significantly delayed it, according to a confidential report by a UN panel of experts seen by Reuters...
  • UN lists Syrian Army and militias as sex predators 17-04-2013 11:29 PM

    United Nations: The UN Security Council has listed Syria's Army and intelligence agency and an allied militia as sexual war criminals for assaults on women and children, along with the al Qaeda movement in Mali and various African rebel movements. The "name and shame" tally of sexual predators and outlaws...
  • IMF recognises Somalia after 22 years of chaos 13-04-2013 10:30 AM

    Washington: The International Monetary Fund has announced that it is recognising Somalia's new government after a 22-year break in relations with the once-chaotic country, part of a general push by the United States, United Nations and the West toward encouraging rehabilitation there. The US formally recognised the African nation's new...
  • UNSC condemns Indian peacekeepers' killing in South Sudan 10-04-2013 11:50 AM

    New York: Members of the UN Security Council have condemned in the strongest terms the killing of five Indian peacekeepers in South Sudan and asked that the perpetrators be brought to justice. The members condemned the April 9 attack by unidentified armed persons on a UN Mission in South Sudan...
  • UN imposes sanctions against Haqqani network 06-11-2012 09:56 AM

    United Nations: The UN Security Council, under India's presidency, has imposed global sanctions against the dreaded Pakistan-based Haqqani militant network and the group's chief of suicide operations. The Council's Afghanistan/Taliban Sanctions Committee on Monday added the Haqqani group and Qari Zakir to its list of entities which face an assets...
  • UNSC unfreezes assets of 2 Libyan banks 17-12-2011 08:49 AM

    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...
  • UNSC condemns attack on UK embassy in Tehran 30-11-2011 08:22 AM

    United Nations: The UN Security Council has strongly condemned the attack on the British embassy in Tehran and called on the Iranian authorities to ensure diplomatic and consular property and personnel are protected. Expressing "deep concern" at the assault by protesters who vandalised property at the embassy compound and tore...
  • UNSC condemns attack on British embassy 30-11-2011 04:26 AM

    United Nations: The UN Security Council on Tuesday condemned the attack on the British embassy in Tehran and called on the Iranian authorities to protect the diplomatic staff and respect its international obligations. The UNSC has "condemned in the strongest terms the attacks against United Kingdom's embassy in Tehran", said...