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Mali, Burkina Faso attacks boost calls for G5 anti-jihadi force at UN

Jihadi attacks in Mali and Burkina Faso overshadowed Tuesday's UN Security Council meeting, which discussed efforts to establish peace in Africa. Delegates were mulling plans to roll out an all-African force in the Sahel to tackle the armed Islamist threat, but the plan has been beset by challenges.

Mali UN forces attacked ahead of Security Council debate on Sahel force

Gunmen killed nine people in two separate attacks in Mali on Monday, the day before the UN Security Council was due to discuss an all-African security force in the Sahel region.

North Korea threatens the US, Stephen Colbert says we’re all gonna die

This week, following a unanimous vote from the U.N. Security Council to impose strict new sanctions on North Korea, Kim Jong Un and the North Korean military responded by announcing that they are looking into the possibility of targeting...Show More Summary

UN for first time links conflict to famine in 4 countries

The U.N. Security Council for the first time on Wednesday linked conflict to the threat of famine facing more than 20 million people in Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan and northeast … Click to Continue »

UN: 20 million face war-linked famine in Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan, Nigeria

More than 20 million people are at risk from famine in Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan and the northeast of Nigeria, the United Nations warned on Wednesday. The Security Council officially declared for the first time that the threat was directly linked to the armed conflicts raging in the afflicted areas. Show More Summary

Statement by Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis

The United States and our allies have the demonstrated capabilities and unquestionable commitment to defend ourselves from an attack. Kim Jong Un should take heed of the United Nations Security Council’s unified voice, and statements from governments the... Read More

US wants UN mission in Lebanon to report on Hezbollah

The United States wants UN peacekeepers in southern Lebanon to take on an expanded mission and investigate alleged violations by Hezbollah militias in the volatile area, Ambassador Nikki Haley said Monday. The UN Security Council isShow More Summary

Strengthening UN Sanctions

UNU Policy Adviser Rebecca Brubaker offers five recommendations for reinforcing UN sanctions as the Security Council seeks to bolster its "formidable instrument for global peace and security".

First batch of regional troops arrive in South Sudan

The head of South Sudan's UN mission announced on Tuesday the long-awaited arrival of troops from a regional force meant to patrol roads and quell violence in the war-ravaged country. The UN Security Council decided a year ago to deploy...Show More Summary

North Korea declares US faces 'thousands-fold' revenge after the introduction of new UN sanctions

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North Korea has said it will launch "thousands-fold" revenge against the United States after it introduced tough new UN sanctions. The UN Security Council unanimously approved new penalties for the North after it launched intercontinental ballistic missiles. Show More Summary

Tillerson: World united to disarm North Korea

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Monday that a UN Security Council vote to impose sanctions on North Korea showed that world powers were united behind a push for a denuclearised Korean peninsula. Speaking at a security forumShow More Summary

The US pulled off a big win getting China to agree to sanctions on North Korea — but the nuke program won't stop

The UN Security Council voted unanimously on a set of new, hard-hitting sanctions that could snatch billions of dollars from North Korea, but while this is a big diplomatic victory for the US, don't expect North Korea to stop its nuclear...Show More Summary

North Korea Refuses To Negotiate, Threatens US With "Severe Nuclear Lesson"

For all the hope that this weekend's UN breakthrough, in which the Security Council voted unanimously 15-0 to impose $1 billion in sanctions on North Korea exports, that saw both China and Russia side with the US, it appears that North Korea refuses to even contemplate a negotiation or a cooling of tensions. Show More Summary

North rejects UN sanctions, promises ‘righteous action’

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North Korea has come out fighting following fresh UN Security Council sanctions on Pyongyang and after the US and South Korea celebrated the punishing measures. The North on Monday condemned the sanctions imposed in response to its weapons programmes, saying it would not negotiate over nuclear arms...

North Korea warned by US 'we are not playing anymore' as UN imposes new sanctions

The US-drafted proposal passed the Security Council 15-0, securing support from North Korean allies China and Russia. “It is time for North Korea to realise, we are not playing anymore,” said Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the UN, on Fox News programme Sunday Morning Futures with Maria Bartiromo. Show More Summary

Tough new sanctions approved by UN could cost North Korea $1 billion in exports annually

NEW YORK—The U.N. Security Council on Saturday unanimously approved a sanctions resolution that the United States said was the strictest imposed “on any country in a generation,” banning North Korea from exporting many of its most lucrative products, ranging from coal to iron ore to seafood and even some of its artwork. The tough new [...]Show More Summary

'We are powerless': UN Syria investigator Carla del Ponte quits over lack of political backing

Swiss former attorney general investigating Syria atrocities says: ‘I have no power as long as the security council does nothing’ A member of the UN commission of inquiry on Syria said on Sunday she was quitting because a lack of political...Show More Summary

UN punishes North Korea for its missile tests

The U.S. has passed a resolution at the U.N. Security Council that imposes tough, new sanctions on North Korea. That could cost the country billions of dollars in trade. Errol Barnett reports.

Veteran prosecutor to quit UN Syria human rights probe

Carla del Ponte said a lack of political backing from the UN Security Council had made the job impossible.

UN Sanctions North Korea over Missile Tests

The United Nations Security Council has agreed on fresh sanctions against North Korea over its missile program. A resolution banning North Korean exports and limiting investments in the country was passed unanimously. Pyongyang tested...Show More Summary

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