ARTICLES RELATING TO UN SECURITY COUNCIL

UN to meet after North Korea missile test

2017-02-13 21:07

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Monday condemned North Korea's latest ballistic missile test and called for a united international response to the "further troubling violation" of UN resolutions.

UN Security Council unanimously backs Ecowas action in The Gambia

2017-01-19 22:07

The UN Security Council has unanimously backed Ecowas efforts to ensure Gambia's leader Yahya Jammeh hands over power as the West African bloc amassed a military force ready to intervene.

Mali minister: 'barbaric' attack won't deter peace efforts

2017-01-18 22:31

Mali's foreign minister says the "criminal, cowardly, barbaric attack" on the armed forces and former fighters will not deter the government from moving forward "to promote peace and to act against those who are trying to sabotage the peace process."

Top Africa stories: Zim, Sudan, Malawi

2017-01-13 20:15

A 17-year-old boy with albinism was choked and hit with a sharp object in a brutal murder in Malawi, and leading gold producer has claimed ownership of the cargo after a plane crashed in Zimbabwe.

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.

 

Senegalese troops enter The Gambia: army spokesperon

2017-01-20 09:17

Senegalese troops moved across the border into The Gambia, says an army spokesperson, after the UN Security Council backed West African efforts to ensure that the country's defeated leader Yahya Jammeh hands over power.

UN to vote on backing Ecowas action in The Gambia

2017-01-19 14:59

The UN Security Council is set to vote on a draft resolution endorsing the West African bloc Ecowas in its efforts to ensure a transfer of power in The Gambia, diplomats say.

South Sudan claims mandate has expired for more UN troops

2017-01-15 20:59

South Sudan's government is claiming that the UN Security Council mandate has expired to send a new contingent of 4 000 peacekeepers to boost the existing force.

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.

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