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UNITED NATIONS, April 23 (Xinhua) -- The UN Security Council on Monday condemned "in the strongest terms the heinous and cowardly terrorist attack" that took place in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Sunday, which left more than 60 people dead. "The members of the Security Council expressed their ... terrorist
Washington D.C. - It appears that Morocco's diplomatic strategy to mobilize support for its position on the Western Sahara is starting to bear fruit. The draft resolution the Security Council is expected to vote upon this Wednesday to renew the mandate of the UN peacekeeping mission in the Western ... Polisario

The Security Council extended until 15 October 2018 a modification to the mandate of the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) as laid out in two resolutions from 2011 and 2014, agreeing that it would be the final such extension until the parties took several measurable steps related ...
The unity within the Security Council played an essential role in creating the positive momentum that led to a decision by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) to suspend nuclear tests and launches of intercontinental ballistic missiles, the United Nations chief said Monday, noting ...
This comes at a time when Ireland is seeking election at the UN Security Council and will have to compete with countries with a strong track record on peace building, namely Norway and Canada. Ireland has its own strong track record in this area. Our foreign policy has a welcome focus on human ... Security Council
By Htet Naing Zaw 23 April 2018. A team of 15 permanent representatives from the 15 members of the United Nations Security Council will visit Myanmar for two days early next month after being invited to examine the situation in Rakhine State by the Myanmar government. During the two-day visit, the team will meet ...

The debate about the myth and withering of the liberal international order is in full flow. To the surprise of many, not because non-Western emerging powers such as China and India are succeeding in overturning it, but because its founders - the US and the UK - are retreating from the global stage (at ...
The United Nations Security Council expressed concern for continued insecurity in Colombia on Thursday and called on the national government to assume territorial control. The Security Council said so in a statement after mission chief Jean Arnault informed the international body of progress in an ...
MOSCOW, April 20. /TASS/. Moscow needs to enhance the offensive feature of its foreign policy in light of Washington's actions, Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev said at a meeting of the Council's Inter-Agency Commission on Strategic Planning. "Given the changes in the US policy ...
The Security Council bid farewell on Thursday to veteran diplomat Bernard Tanoh-Boutchoue, the Ivory Coast's ambassador to the United Nations who died just months after starting a two-year term on the UN's most powerful body. Council members opened their meeting by standing in silent tribute to their ...
SC/13310. The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Gustavo Meza-Cuadra (Peru):. The members of the Security Council reiterated their full and unanimous support for the peace process in Colombia and shared the assessment of the Secretary-General set out ...
Following the completion of the 14‑year‑long mandate of the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) on 30 March, the Security Council stressed today that the Organization would remain an important partner for the West African nation as it continued to consolidate peace and stability in the future.
After a week of bitter acrimony over Syria, UN Security Council ambassadors are heading to a farmhouse in southern Sweden for a retreat to try to break the deadlock over how to end the war. US Ambassador Nikki Haley and her Russian counterpart Vassily Nebenzia will be among the 15 ambassadors ...
A technical team deployed by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) to the site of an alleged chemical weapons attack in the United Kingdom had identified toxic agents consistent with that Government's initial investigation, said the United Nations top disarmament official in a ...
Symbolic as the debate was, its ferocity underscored the bitter divisions within the Security Council over whether Syria's government had carried out a suspected chemical attack in the Damascus suburb of Douma on April 7, and whether the three Western allies were justified in using force without a ...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States said Friday it has secured the support of the U.N. Security Council for a new package of sanctions designations that target smuggling at sea by North Korea. Ambassador Nikki Haley said the North Korea Sanctions Committee, which comprises all members of the ...
(Asharq Al-Awsat) – The UN Security Council heard fears of a further escalation in Israeli-Palestinian violence in the Gaza Strip during emergency talks Friday despite a failure to agree a joint statement on clashes that have left at least 16 people dead. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for an ...

The UN Security council holds emergency talks following clashes in the Israel-Gaza border. File photo by UN/Mark Garten ... His call came as the UN Security Council heard fears of a further escalation in Israeli-Palestinian violence in the Gaza Strip during emergency talks. "The Secretary-General calls for ...
Grenell stated that Richard Holbrooke, the deceased former US ambassador to Germany and the UN, orchestrated the agreement. Germany is currently one of three countries campaigning for two rotating Security Council seats from the WEOG region. Belgium and Israel are each also vying for a seat, which ...
Palestine's permanent observer to the UN, Riyad H. Mansour, called on the Security Council to “shoulder its responsibility and take opposition” in the wake of the deadly violence during the 'March of Return' protests along the Israel-Palestine border on Friday. Mansour made the comments in New York City, ...
A high-ranking UN official on Friday warned of a possible worsening situation in the Gaza Strip in coming days and urged Israel to fulfill its responsibilities in the framework of international human rights and human laws. The Security Council on Friday convened an emergency session at Kuwait's request ...
The United Nations Security Council has blacklisted dozens of ships and shipping companies over oil and coal smuggling by North Korea, boosting pressure on Pyongyang as leader Kim Jong-un plans to meet with his South Korean and US counterparts.
On 2 March, Council members issued a press statement condemning the 19 February Boko Haram kidnapping of 110 school girls in Dapchi, Nigeria, and a 1 March attack in Rann, Nigeria that led to the deaths of at least three humanitarian workers, four Nigerian soldiers, and four Nigerian police ...
General McMaster carried out a slow-rolling purge of hard-liners at the National Security Council who had been installed by Mr. Flynn and were allied ideologically with Stephen K. Bannon, Mr. Trump's former chief strategist, earning the ire of conservatives who complained that his moves represented the ...
NEW YORK, Mar 22 2018 (IPS) - There is nothing controversial about saying the UN Security Council has failed Syria. Diplomats have openly admitted it, journalists have written about it, human rights organizations have declared it – several times over in the past seven years. But what happened this week was deplorable ...
The UN Security Council elections, slated for this coming June, will see two of the five available seats for the 2019-20 term go to two WEOG members, which includes almost all western European nations, as well as Australia, Canada, New Zealand and, since 2000, Israel. The race will come to a runoff this ...
The United Nations Security Council adopted four Resolutions during the Artsakh war in 1993 calling for the withdrawal of Armenian forces, cessation of all hostilities and urging a negotiated settlement of the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan. These four Resolutions are often cited by the Azerbaijani ...
The members of the Security Council met on 19 March 2018 to discuss the humanitarian situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. They were briefed by the Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Mark Lowcock, as well as by Jeanine Bandu Bahati, Coordinator of “Encadrement des ...
It is critical to shore up areas of Africa's Lake Chad Basin freed from the grip of Boko Haram, the United Nations Deputy Secretary-General told the Security Council on Thursday, as she also called for efforts to rebuild the lives of women and girls that have suffered at the hands of the terrorist group.
A Madman on the National Security Council. John Bolton is that most ludicrous of creatures: the unreconstructed Bush-era foreign policy thinker. By Matt Purple • March 23, 2018 ...
NEW YORK - The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the heinous and cowardly terrorist attack that took place in Kabul, Afghanistan, on 21 March, on Nowruz, which resulted in at least 33 people killed and 65 injured, for which the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant ...
Russia used a procedural vote on Monday to prevent UN Human Rights Commissioner Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein from presenting on human rights conditions in Syria to the UN Security Council (UNSC). Why it matters: To date, Russia has vetoed nine resolutions aimed at intensifying pressure on Syria's Bashar al-Assad, ...
The Jewish state has never held a temporary seat on the United Nations Security Council. For the first 50 years of its existence, it was denied membership in any of the UN's regional groups, which control candidacies for these rotating seats. Then it was finally admitted to the Western European and Others ...
Moscow's called an emergency U.N. Security Council meeting, which is happening right now. Another diplomatic showdown, the council has been divided throughout the war. That was clear again today. We're now joined by NPR's diplomatic correspondent Michele Kelemen. Michele, thanks so much for ...
High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein called out the permanent members of the United Nations Security Council for invoking their veto power in the face of "some of the most prolific slaughterhouses of humans in recent times." "Second to those who are criminally responsible — those who kill and ...
This is my last briefing to this Council before the end of my assignment as Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Yemen. I began my assignment in April 2015, with Yemen already embroiled in a conflict that has gradually destroyed the economy, healthcare services, housing, roads and schools ...
Palestinian Authority chief Mahmoud Abbas' speech at the Security Council last Tuesday was carefully designed. It was clearly moderate, it did not hint at any change in Abbas' pacifist negotiating strategy, it kept the door wide open for negotiating a settlement although in a different format, and even when ...
Russia has blocked a U.N. Security Council resolution that would have called out Iran for violating an arms embargo against Yemen's Houthi rebels. During a vote Monday, Russia wielded its veto against the British-drafted text. Bolivia joined Russia in voting against the measure, and China and Kazakhstan ...
The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Mansour Ayyad Sh. A. Alotaibi (Kuwait):. The members of the Security Council met on 22 February 2018 to discuss the situation in the Central African Republic and the activities of the United Nations Multidimensional ...
There is nothing really special about the news that Indonesia wants to become a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council in 2019. Although some observers in the country have characterized this bid as unique, the Southeast Asian country has been a non-permanent member of the ...
When it adopted the measures, the UN Security Council reaffirmed in its resolution 2397 (2017) that the proliferation of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons, as well as their means of delivery, constitute a threat to international peace and security. The EU has repeatedly expressed its expectation that ...
The United Nations Security Council voted unanimously on Saturday in favor of a 30-day cease-fire in Syria, after days of bombardment by the Syrian government on a Damascus suburb left hundreds of civilians dead. The resolution called for all parties to “cease hostilities without delay” across the country ...
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council delayed a vote on a resolution demanding a 30-day humanitarian cease-fire across Syria until Saturday in hopes of closing a gap over the timing for a halt to fighting. Russia's U.N. Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia has called an immediate cease-fire ...
"We refuse categorically any initiative that includes getting the residents out of their homes and moving them elsewhere," Ghouta rebel factions wrote in a letter to the Security Council. Eastern Ghouta has 400,000 people spread over a larger area than other enclaves the government has recaptured. Late on ...
The Palestinian official's remarks came few days after Abbas presented to the Security Council a plan calling for convening an international peace conference in mid-2018, with wide international participation involving the concerned parties and regional and international players, in particular the permanent ...
23 (Xinhua) -- The Security Council has postponed a vote on a draft resolution demanding a 30-day ceasefire across Syria till noon on Saturday, said Kuwaiti ambassador to the United Nations Mansour Al-Otaibi. Otaibi, who is president of the Security Council for February, said the council members failed to ...
The present report is the forty-eighth submitted pursuant to paragraph 17 of Security Council resolution 2139 (2014), paragraph 10 of resolution 2165 (2014), paragraph 5 of resolution 2191 (2014), paragraph 5 of resolution 2258 (2015), paragraph 5 of resolution 2332 (2016) and paragraph 6 of resolution ...
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council delayed a vote on Friday on a resolution demanding a 30-day truce in Syria to allow aid deliveries and medical evacuations, said ... Russia has cast 11 vetoes on possible Security Council action on Syria since its civil war began in 2011.
The UN Security Council is expected to meet to vote on a draft resolution seeking a 30-day ceasefire in Syria, as the death toll in the besieged rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta continues to rise. The meeting, however, has already been delayed multiple times as negotiations continue over the wording of the ...
Updated at 6:28 p.m. ET. The United Nations Security Council is delaying until Saturday a vote to approve a resolution calling for a 30-day ceasefire in Syria. The move came after diplomats had scheduled a vote for midday Friday but were unable to come to an agreement on a draft resolution on when the ...


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