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