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UN warns of conflict in Gaza if Cairo talks fail

Conflict is likely to once again engulf Gaza if a deal on the return of the Palestinian Authority to the Hamas-controlled enclave fails, the UN envoy for the Middle East warned Monday. Addressing the Security Council on the eve of talks...Show More Summary

Russia again blocks Syria gas attacks probe . US blasts Russia’s 11th veto as “shameful”

Russia cast a second veto in as many days at the United Nations Security Council on Friday to block the renewal of a probe to identify the perpetrators of chemical weapons attacks in Syria. A draft resolution put forward by Japan would have extended the UN-led Joint Investigative Mechanism (JIM) for 30 days to allow […]

Statement by the Russian Foreign Ministry on the Vetoed UN Security Council Resolution

As the future of the UN OPCW Joint Investigative Mechanism (JIM) was being discussed at the UN Security Council on November 16, the United States and its supporters blocked the text of the Russian-Chinese draft resolution on renewing and strengthening the mandate of this entity which was submitted by Bolivia. Show More Summary

Draft Resolution on the Joint UN-OPCW Survey Mechanism (Russian Veto)

Draft resolution by: France, Italy, Japan, Sweden, Ukraine, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and United States of America. The Security Council, Recalling its Resolutions 2319 (2016), 2314 (2016) 2235 (2015), 2253...Show More Summary

Syria chemical attacks: Haley calls Russia 'shameful' after it vetoes UN inquiry

US ambassador Nikki Haley describes Moscow’s use of veto that will let existing inquiry lapse as a ‘shameful’ move Russia cast a second veto in as many days at the United Nations security council on Friday to block the renewal of an investigation to identify those behind chemical weapons attacks in Syria. Show More Summary

UN to vote on last-ditch bid to save Syria gas attacks probe

The United Nations Security Council will vote Friday on a last-ditch bid to salvage a UN-led investigation tasked with identifying those behind chemical weapons attacks in Syria, a day after Russia vetoed the panel's renewal. The council...Show More Summary

U.N. Probe of Syria Chemical Weapons Halted After Security Council Showdown

Rival U.S. and Russian resolutions to extend the mandate of experts trying to determine who was responsible for chemical attacks in Syria were defeated Thursday at a heated Security Council meeting

After Russian veto, UN weighs bid to save Syria gas attacks probe

The UN Security Council on Friday discussed a fresh bid to extend a UN-led investigation of chemical weapons attacks in Syria, a day after Russia vetoed a renewal of the probe. Japan on Thursday presented a draft resolution that would...Show More Summary

Russia opposed to short U.N. extension of Syria inquiry: diplomats

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Russia is opposed to a Japanese-drafted United Nations Security council resolution to renew for one month an international inquiry into chemical weapons attacks in Syria, several council diplomats said on Friday.

Russia, US headed for UN showdown over Syria gas attacks probe

Russia and the United States were on a collision course ahead of a UN Security Council vote Thursday on the fate of a UN-led probe to determine who is behind chemical attacks in Syria's six-year war. Washington and Moscow have put forward...Show More Summary

Security Council to vote Thursday on Syria gas attacks probe

The UN Security Council will vote Thursday on a US-drafted resolution that would extend for a year an international probe to determine who is behind chemical attacks in Syria's six-year war. The United States and Russia, Syria's ally,...Show More Summary

U.N. to vote on rival U.S., Russia bids to renew Syria inquiry

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council is due to vote on Thursday on rival U.S. and Russian bids to renew an international inquiry into chemical weapons attacks in Syria, diplomats said, a move that could trigger Russia's 10th veto to block action on Syria.

U.N. Security Council to vote Thursday on Syria toxic gas inquiry

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council will vote on Thursday on a U.S. bid to renew an international inquiry into who is to blame for chemical weapons attacks in Syria, diplomats said, a move that could trigger Russia's 10th veto to block action on Syria.

Security Council Meeting on Use of Chemical Weapons in Syria

The meeting was called to order at 3.05 p.m. The President: In accordance with rule 37 of the Council's provisional rules of procedure, I invite the representative of the Syrian Arab Republic to participate in this meeting. In accordance...Show More Summary

UN council fails to push Saudi coalition over Yemen blockade

A week after hearing dire warnings of mass famine in Yemen, the UN Security Council appeared powerless on Wednesday to push the Saudi-led coalition to lift its blockade of humanitarian aid. Sweden called for a meeting on the crisis a...Show More Summary

UN agrees to send 900 extra peacekeepers to C. Africa

The UN Security Council on Wednesday unanimously agreed to beef up the UN mission in the Central African Republic with 900 extra troops and step up measures to prevent sex abuse by peacekeepers. The council voted 15-0 to extend the mandate...Show More Summary

UN votes on more peacekeepers, less sex abuse in C. Africa

The UN Security Council is expected to adopt on Wednesday a draft resolution that will add 900 troops to the UN mission in the Central African Republic and step up measures to prevent sex abuse by peacekeepers. The council will voteShow More Summary

US calls Venezuela a global threat at a meeting some boycott

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley called Venezuela "an increasingly violent narco-state" that threatens the world, speaking Monday at an informal Security Council meeting on the South American nation that was boycotted by Russia, China, Egypt and Bolivia.

Russia, U.S. stalemate over Syria chemical weapons inquiry

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Russia said on Monday it was talking to the United States about the U.N. Security Council renewing an international inquiry into chemical weapons attacks in Syria, but Washington countered that Moscow had refused to engage on a U.S.-drafted resolution.

Russia, China, others boycott U.S. meeting at U.N. on Venezuela

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Russia, China, Egypt and Bolivia boycotted an informal public United Nations Security Council meeting on Venezuela on Monday organized by the United States, saying the 15-member body should not be involved in the situation.

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