Diplomats disagree over Syria chemical sanctions

2016-08-31 11:23

The UN Security Council has failed to agree on whether Syria merits sanctions over the use of chemical weapons.

UN endorses Iran deal, paves way to lift sanctions

2015-07-20 16:02

The UN Security Council has unanimously adopted a resolution that will clear a path for international sanctions crippling Iran's economy to be lifted.

Libya rivals back in Morocco

2015-06-26 06:07

Libya's warring factions have arrived in Morocco for a fresh round of UN-brokered peace talks aimed at putting an end to months of fighting in the stricken North African state.

UN Security Council in S Sudan to push for peace

2014-08-12 14:41

UN Security Council ambassadors have landed in war-torn South Sudan in a bid to end eight months of conflict that has pushed the young nation to the brink of famine.

Mind your own business - North Korea

2014-03-29 07:45

'Mind your own business', North Korea's ambassador has told the UN Human Rights Council moments before it voted to demand justice for Nazi-style atrocities in his country.

UN lifts Somalia arms embargo

2013-03-06 18:51

The UN Security Council has agreed to lift a decades-old arms embargo on Somalia's government for one year, allowing the country to buy light weapons in a bid to strengthen its security forces.

UN Security Council meets on N Korea

2013-02-12 16:36

The UN Security Council has started emergency talks on North Korea's nuclear test with world powers calling for swift action against Pyongyang.

Mali Islamist rebels take another city

2013-01-10 20:06

Mali Islamist rebels have take another city, extending their control southward.

Security Council condemns Mali PM arrest

2012-12-11 21:12

The UN Security Council has condemned the arrest of Mali's prime minister by the armed forces and renewed a threat to impose sanctions on those who threaten the country's "constitutional order".

Brahimi - Syria ceasefire a small step

2012-10-24 18:45

UN-Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi has told the UN Security Council that a ceasefire in Syria would be a "small step" toward reaching a settlement but he was uncertain whether it would hold.


North Korea main nuclear complex operational

2015-09-15 22:00

North Korea says its main nuclear complex is operating and it is working to improve the "quality and quantity" of weapons which it could use against the United States.

Call for UN to intervene in Burundi

2015-07-16 18:56

The UN Security Council must intervene in Burundi to prevent mass atrocities and the risk of a regional conflict, seven independent UN human rights investigators say.

Threat of famine, fighting loom over South Sudan

2014-08-13 07:21

The risk of famine and reports of growing arms imports could bring fresh woe to South Sudan, a delegation from the UN Security Council has warned.

UN Security Council calls for Gaza ceasefire

2014-07-28 10:20

The UN Security Council has called for "an immediate and unconditional humanitarian cease-fire" in the Gaza war between Israel and Hamas at an emergency meeting.

UN council to hold Central African talks

2013-03-25 18:12

The UN Security Council will hold emergency consultations on the crisis in the Central African Republic after rebels seized the capital.

Neighbours prep military after nuke test

2013-02-13 10:04

North Korea's neighbours have bolstered their military preparations and mobilised scientists to determine whether Pyongyang's third nuclear test was as successful as the North claimed.

UN Security Council OKs DRC drones

2013-01-24 22:26

The UN Security Council has given a green light for peacekeepers to use surveillance drones in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo after weeks of delay over concerns of Russia, China and Rwanda.

Rwanda gets new UN seat, reputation falls

2013-01-08 20:25

Rwanda has taken a new UN Security Council seat, but its standing has taken a hit after rebel aid allegations.

Syria Eid truce collapses

2012-10-28 22:26

Fighting and air raids have shaken Syria as the international community looked to pick up the pieces of a failed effort to halt the violence for Eid al-Adha.

Syria in grim spiral - UN envoy

2012-09-17 21:09

President Bashar Assad's government forces have stepped up attacks on civilian areas in Syria, a UN envoy says, warning that the conflict has now become stuck in a "grim spiral of violence".

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