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".

UN Council steps up Sudan pressure

2012-07-31 22:11

Leading UN Security Council powers have stepped up calls for Sudan and South Sudan to avert potential sanctions by not missing a looming deadline to make a peace deal.

UN condemns eastern DRC attacks

2012-07-17 17:59

The UN Security Council has condemned attacks by armed rebels in the eastern DRC and demanded an end to all outside support for multiple insurgencies.

Open agenda at Iran Moscow nuclear talks

2012-06-13 22:19

Proposals from all sides will be discussed at Moscow nuclear talks next week about Iran's nuclear programme.

Militias recruiting children in Liberia

2012-06-06 22:25

Militias are recruiting children in far eastern Liberia, close to the border with Ivory Coast, advocacy group Human Rights Watch says, accusing the Liberian government of doing nothing to stop them.

Sudan will pull out of Abyei

2012-05-28 22:04

Sudan's army will begin pulling out of the contested region of Abyei, as demanded by the United Nations, the army says.

UN gives Sudan, the South 2 days to stop

2012-05-02 18:12

The UN Security Council has unanimously passed a resolution giving Sudan and South Sudan 48 hours to halt hostilities or face potential sanctions.

UN tightens North Korea sanctions

2012-04-16 20:07

The UN Security Council has tightened sanctions against North Korea over its failed rocket launch and warned of new "action" if the isolated state stages a new nuclear test.

UN urges Syria to live up to ceasefire

2012-04-10 20:53

Members of the UN Security Council expressed deep concern about the level of commitment to a ceasefire the Syrian government has demonstrated so far.

UN security council - criminalise piracy

2011-10-25 07:46

The UN Security Council has unanimously agreed to ask all countries around the world to make piracy a crime in light of the growing problem in Somalia.

NKorea renews threat - report

2009-06-06 20:02

North Korea has restated that South Korea's decision to join a US-led drive against the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction was a "declaration of war", a report says.


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.

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.

UN points at Iran over Syria arms sales

2012-08-22 20:21

Iran appears to be supplying Syria with weapons, the United Nations says as the 17-month conflict that began as a popular uprising against Syrian President Bashar Assad slides deeper into civil war.

Russia, China veto Syria sanctions

2012-07-19 16:45

Russia and China have vetoed a UN Security Council resolution that would impose sanctions against Syria's President Bashar al-Assad if he does not end the use of heavy weapons.

Annan urges 'consequences' for Syria

2012-07-11 22:27

Annan has urged the UN Security Council to promise consequences if no cease-fire occurs in Syria.

France - Syria plan should be obligatory

2012-06-13 19:18

France plans to ask the United Nations Security Council to make UN-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan's Syria ceasefire plan mandatory.

Annan talks tough to Syria's Assad

2012-06-02 19:56

International envoy Kofi Annan has criticised President Bashar al-Assad for failing to comply with a peace plan to end the Syria conflict and said his forces were carrying out atrocities, arbitrary arrests and other abuses.

UN cannot impose upon Sudan: al-Bashir

2012-05-10 21:54

Neither the United Nations nor the African Union can impose its will on Sudan, President Omar al-Bashir says after fresh fighting along the border with South Sudan.

UN: Western Sahara mission 'undermined'

2012-04-17 22:25

The United Nations has stepped up complaints about Morocco's tactics in Western Sahara as the UN Security Council holds its annual talks on efforts to end deadlock over the territory's future.

Annan tells UN Syria welshing on deal

2012-04-12 20:06

UN-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan has told the Security Council that Syria has not fully complied with the terms of his peace plan.

UN votes bigger African force in Somalia

2012-02-22 20:09

The UN Security Council has authorised an increase in the African Union force in Somalia to 17 700.

Calls for UN DRC rights monitor

2009-12-24 08:04

Campaign groups from around the world, including many from Africa, have urged the UN to restore the post of UN rights monitor to the DRC, saying the situation there is dire.

US to punish North Korea

2009-06-05 09:06

The US is reportedly preparing financial measures to punish North Korea for illicit weapons trade and counterfeit activities.

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