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UN Security Council Calls for Investigation Into Downing of MH17

Today, members of the United Nations Security Council voted on a resolution concerning the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 in Ukraine. Speaking before the Security Council, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power said:

Ukraine rebels hand over plane black boxes

The move comes after a UN Security Council resolution demanded full and unrestricted access to the crash site.

UN Security Council authorises investigation. But will Russia cooperate?

Australia’s resolution is passed, the train carrying the dead is moving... but will Russia and its rebel allies actually cooperate with the investigation? Will…

Flight MH17: U.N. Calls For Inquiry And Access; Victims' Bodies Handed Over

14 hours agoNews : The Two-Way

The Security Council measure was approved unanimously, gaining Russia's support only after a key edit. It seeks full cooperation in the investigation, including access to the crash site.

UN Calls for Probe of Plane Downed Over Ukraine

(UNITED NATIONS) — The U.N. Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution Monday demanding international access to the site of the plane downed over eastern Ukraine and an end to military activities around the area, following intense pressure on a reluctant Russia to support the measure. MoreU.N. Security Council Holds Urgent Meeting on GazaIndia Is Home…

U.N. votes for MH17 probe as bodies head to Amsterdam

With the backing of Russia, the U.N. Security Council on Monday approved an international investigation into the Malaysian passenger jet shot down over eastern Ukraine. The Australian-sponsored resolution, which passed unanimously, also...Show More Summary

UN to vote on crash resolution; Russia has doubts

The U.N. Security Council will vote Monday on an Australia-proposed resolution demanding international access to the Ukraine plane crash site and a cease-fire around the area, with diplomats pressuring a reluctant Russia to approve ...

UN Scrambles to Protect Flight 17 Crash Site

As fighting continues in eastern Ukraine, the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 remains in jeopardy as pro-Russian rebels are still in control of the area. The U.N. Security Council will vote Monday on a resolution demandingShow More Summary

Security Council meets to discuss downing of jet in Ukraine

The United Nations Security Council has scheduled a Monday vote on a resolution condemning the downing of a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet with 298 people on board over territory in eastern Ukraine controlled by pro-Russian rebels.Show More Summary

UN Security Council calls for ceasefire in Gaza after emergency meeting

An emergency, closed-door meeting of the UN Security Council was called Sunday night at the request of Jordan, and during the session, the Council called for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza. The BBC's Nick Bryant reports that Jordan proposed...Show More Summary


Jordan called for the emergency meeting of the UN Security Council and when it was over, a resolution had been drafted demanding an immediate end to the fighting in Gaza,  expressing concern about the meteoric rise in the number of civilian casualties and an admonition to Israel to do more to protect civilians, the AP […]

UN Security Council calls for ceasefire in Gaza

The UN Security Council on Sunday expressed concern for the growing number of casualties in Gaza and issued a fresh appeal for an immediate ceasefire. “The members of the Security Council express serious concern about the growing numbers of casualties,” said Rwandan Ambassador Eugene Richard Gasana, whose country chairs the 15-member council. Show More Summary

UN Security Council Holds Urgent Meeting on Gaza

The U.N. Security Council is holding an emergency meeting Sunday night on the worsening situation in Gaza. French Ambassador Gerard Araud tweeted that the meeting is being held at the request of council member Jordan. A Jordan-drafted...Show More Summary

U.N. Security Council Holds Urgent Meeting on Gaza

In light of the worsening situation in Gaza, Jordan presented a draft resolution calling for the protection of civilians and an immediate cease-fire at a U.N. Security Council emergency meeting on Sunday

UN chief condemns 'atrocious' Gaza killings

Ban Ki-moon condemns killing of civilians by Israel as UN Security Council prepares to meet on Gaza.

US: Can't rule out Russian role in plane downing

3 days agoNews : The Newsroom

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power told an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council on Friday that the United States cannot rule out that Russia helped in the launch of the surface-to-air missile that shot down a Malaysia Airlines jet over eastern Ukraine, killing all 298 people on board.

U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power: We Can't Rule Out Russian Role in Plane Downing

At an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council on Friday, U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power said the United States “cannot rule out” assistance from Russia in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, killing all 295 passengers....Show More Summary

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