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UN cuts DR Congo peacekeeping force by 2,000

Security Council unanimously approve a drawdown in the 20,000-strong MONUSCO force, the UN's biggest peace operation.

The UN Is Fed Up With South Sudan's Leaders — and They Might Actually Do Something About It

yesterdayNews : Vice News

The United Nations Security Council is inching closer to imposing sanctions on individuals in South Sudan and instituting an arms embargo.

Kerry Praises US-Russian Cooperation on Chemical Weapons Removal From Syria

In September 2013, Russia and the United States struck a deal to destroy Syria's chemical arsenal, after a sarin gas strike killed several hundred people near Damascus. The plan was later approved by the UN Security Council.

Bishop eyes second UN term

Says government exploring opportunities for another stint on UN Security Council.

Iran Sanctions Situation Unchanged as Deadline Nears - UN Security Council

As the deadline in the Iran nuclear talks with the P5+1 group approaches, the UN Security Council says no new reports have been submitted to the Iran Sanctions Committee in the last 90 days.

UN Security Council Can Sanction S Sudan After Peace Talks Deadline Passes

After the South Sudan peace talks failed to result in an agreement by the March 5 deadline, the UN Security Council warned that it could impose an arms embargo and introduce targeted measures against those who threaten security in the country.

North Korea, Iran, and a Congress that Says No

Negotiators are rushing to meet an end-of-March deadline to reach a nuclear framework deal with Iran. The Obama administration and its P5+1 partners (the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany) are willing to lift economic sanctions as long as Iran agrees to substantially curb its nuclear program for at least 10 years. Show More Summary

UN envoy warns that Yemen is on 'the edge of civil war'

3 days agoNews : NY Daily News

United Nations special envoy for Yemen Jamal Benomar has warned an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council on Sunday that events appear to be leading the Arab country “to the edge of civil war.”

Yemen on edge of civil war, UN envoy warns

3 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Yemen is nearing “the edge of civil war”, the UN envoy to the country warned as the Security Council voiced unanimous support for its embattled leader and Shiite militia seized the airport in a key city. The impoverished country has descended into chaos in recent months, with the...

UN warns that “Yemen on the edge of civil war”, as tensions escalate

The United Nations warned on Sunday that Yemen’s conflict could become an “Iraq-Libya-Syria” scenario if either side pushes for control of the country, prompting the UN Security Council to threaten further measures if the hostilities do not end. The violence has been spreading across the Arabian peninsula country since last year when Houthi militia seized […]

UN envoy: Yemen on brink of civil war

Jamal Benomar warns UN Security Council that Yemen could become a conflict similar to Iraq, Syria or Libya.

UN Security Council Adopts Statement Backing Yemeni President Hadi

The UN Security Council unanimously adopted a Presidential Statement reaffirming support for Yemeni President Abdo Rabbo Mansour Hadi and condemning Houthi rebels.

UN Security Council to Hold Meeting on Yemen on Sunday

The United Nations Security Council will hold meeting on the situation in Yemen on Sunday.

Moscow Will Not Vote on UN Peacekeepers to Ukraine in UNSC – Lavrov

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that Russia will not even vote in the UN Security Council on the deployment of UN peacekeepers to Ukraine.

UN Security Council urges help for Lebanon’s Syrian refugees

The UN Security Council called on the international community Thursday to help Lebanon in its efforts to host more than a million refugees from neighboring Syria. An estimated 1.18 million Syrians have fled their country’s bloody conflict to take refuge in Lebanon, which has struggled to deal with the influx as the war enters its […]

Russia, China Ignore 'Provocative' UN Meeting on Human Rights in Crimea

Ramping up its campaign of paranoia, Lithuania organized an informal meeting with the United Nations Security Council to discuss alleged human rights abuses in Crimea. Not in attendance were Russia and several other key nations, recognizing the gathering as being more interested in provocation than facts.

UN Security Council: Right Venue for Iran Deal, Right Venue for Israel-Palestine

In the wake of the Israeli election -- in which now re-elected Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu spectacularly unmasked himself and his supporters as diehard opponents of a diplomatic resolution to the Israel-Palestine conflict, and in...Show More Summary

Russia Drafts UNSC Resolution on Implementation of Minsk Peace Accords

Russia's envoy to UN, Vitaly Churkin, said that Russia submitted on Thursday to the UN Security Council a draft resolution on the implementation of Minsk agreements aimed at peaceful settlement of the crisis in eastern Ukraine.

Russia Calls UN Security Council Meeting Over Minsk Violations

The Russian Permanent Mission to UN representative Alexei Zaitsev said that extraordinary meeting of the UN Security Council to discuss violations of commitments to implement the Package of Measures agreed in Minsk will be held on February 12.

2 big nuclear concessions to Iran are coming into focus

The terms of a possible nuclear deal with Iran are now out, as the AP has gotten its hands on a draft version of a framework agreement. Tehran and the US-led group of countries (the five permanent members of the UN Security Council and...Show More Summary

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