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US pushes UN to consider arms embargo on South Sudan

The United States on Wednesday circulated a draft UN Security Council resolution that threatens to impose an arms embargo on South Sudan and to take "all appropriate measures" against those blocking peace efforts. The draft text obtained...Show More Summary

At the UN, a diplomatic dance decides the fate of nations

The issues that come before the UN Security Council are the gravest to face any decision-making body -- questions of war and peace, life and death. But when world diplomats are building towards a weighty decision, almost any diplomatic tactic seems fair game, even sleight of hand. Show More Summary

UN security council must act to uphold the ceasefire in Syria | Letters

Riz Ahmed, Sacha Baron Cohen, Isla Fisher, Sofie Gråbøl, Annie Lennox, Michael Palin, Andy Serkis, Imelda Staunton, Emma Thompson, Joe Wright call on the UN to take action; plus Robin Milner-Gulland on the role played by the US and Europe...Show More Summary

Eastern Ghouta death toll casts doubt on Russia’s truce plans

Questions asked about sincerity of regime ally as 100 more killed since UN call for ceasefire More than 100 people have been killed in the besieged Syrian enclave of eastern Ghouta since the UN security council unanimously called for...Show More Summary

UN rights chief slams 'pernicious' Security Council veto use

2 weeks agoNews : Trending Now

GENEVA (AP) — The outgoing U.N. human rights chief on Monday accused the veto-wielding members of the U.N. Security Council of being second only to criminals who kill and maim when it comes to responsibility for some of the world's most egregious rights violations.

Russia vetoes UN resolution to pressure Iran over Yemen

Russia has blocked a resolution at the United Nations Security Council that would have pressured Iran over the illegal use of Iranian-made missiles by Houthi rebels in Yemen.

Russia calls daily truce in battered Syria enclave

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : The Sideshow

Russia called a daily "humanitarian pause" in Syria's Eastern Ghouta, bowing to pressure to halt the carnage in the rebel-held enclave where bombardments eased late Monday after hours of deadly raids. A UN Security Council resolution...Show More Summary

Vladimir Putin defies UN by ordering temporary ceasefire in Eastern Ghouta

Vladimir Putin defied the UN on Monday by ordering a series of brief daily ceasefires in the besieged enclave of Eastern Ghouta but refusing to meet the Security Council’s demand for a full 30-day truce across all of Syria. Nine days...Show More Summary

Syria: Chemical attack suspected in Eastern Ghouta siege

More than 500 people, including women and children, have died in Eastern Ghouta. At least 23 people were killed on Monday, despite a UN Security Council resolution calling for a ceasefire.

Assad forces defy UN demands for ceasefire in eastern Ghouta

At least 29 people have died since security council vote, amid reports of fresh chemical attack Related: Moscow mired in Syria as Putin’s gameplan risks a deadly ending Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered the implementationShow More Summary

Russia moves to block British UN resolution to condemn Iran over Yemen arms

2 weeks agoNews : The Lookout

Negotiations continued on Sunday over a United Nations Security Council vote slated for Monday morning on a British-drafted resolution that would commit to future action against Tehran and condemn Iran for providing missiles and drones to the Houthi rebels in Yemen. Show More Summary

Violence drops in Syrian capital, its suburbs after UN vote

BEIRUT (AP) — Despite a drop in intensity, shelling and bombardment in the Syrian capital and its embattled eastern suburbs killed at least six people Sunday following the U.N. Security Council's unanimous approval of a resolution demanding a 30-day cease-fire across Syria, opposition activists and residents of Damascus said.

Adoption of UN Security Council Resolution on a Ceasefire in Syria

The United Nations Security Council voted unanimously to adopt UNSC Resolution 2401 calling for a ceasefire in Syria.

Regime strikes in Syria enclave despite ceasefire call: monitor

2 weeks agoNews : The Cutline

Syria's regime carried out new air strikes Sunday on the rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta, a monitor said, despite a UN Security Council demand for a ceasefire "without delay". The strikes on Sunday morning included two on the outskirts of Douma, the main town in Eastern Ghouta, according to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. Show More Summary

Airstrikes on Syria's Ghouta enclave continue despite UN ceasefire deal

The UN's ceasefire in Syria's rebel-held enclave of Eastern Ghouta was cast into doubt less than 24 hours after the Security Council voted to uphold it, as residents woke to regime airstrikes and Iran vowed to carry on fighting...Show More Summary

UN security council votes unanimously for month-long Syria ceasefire

2 weeks agoNews : The Lookout

The UN security council voted unanimously on Saturday for a month-long ceasefire across Syria to allow for humanitarian deliveries and medical evacuation. The demand for a 30-day ceasefire was made effective immediately but it was far from clear what impact, if any, the resolution would have on Syria’s battlefields.

UN to vote Saturday on humanitarian cease-fire in Syria

2 weeks agoNews : The Newsroom

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.

UN faces rival drafts on Iran missiles to Yemen

The UN Security Council on Sunday was considering two draft resolutions on Yemen after Russia put forward a rival text aimed at blocking action against Iran over missiles sent to the country's Huthi rebels. The council is set to vote...Show More Summary

Syria's return to bombing-as-usual is down to Russia | Simon Tisdall

It is as though the vote for a ceasefire never happened. The burden of responsibility lies with Putin The first signs from eastern Ghouta are not encouraging. A day after the UN security council finally agreed a ceasefire, it was back to bombing-as-usual for Syria’s regime. Show More Summary

Turkey says UN Syria ceasefire won't affect Afrin offensive

Turkey on Sunday welcomed the unanimous demand by the UN Security Council for a 30-day ceasefire in Syria, but insisted that its own operation against a Kurdish militia in the Afrin region was not affected. With support from the Damascus...Show More Summary

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