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Australia's Security Council presence will be missed

Ambassador Gary Quinlan chairs a UN Security Council meeting, 27 September 2013. (REUTERS/Adrees Latif.) The farewell receptions are taking place, featuring far superior wine than is ordinarily on offer at Turtle Bay drinks parties.Show More Summary

New Zealand's UN Security Council debut: Peace in the Middle East

One of Australia's last acts on the UN Security Council was to vote against a resolution being brought by the Palestinian Authority. Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel and John Key, Prime Minister of New Zealand, 2009 Washington...Show More Summary

The Latest Blow to Israeli-Palestinian Peace

Though not technically using its veto power, the Obama administration is responsible for the defeat of a draft UN Security Council resolution passed at the end of last month calling for a "just, lasting and comprehensive peaceful solution" to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Show More Summary

The Latest Blow to Israeli-Palestinian Peace

Though not technically using its veto power, the Obama administration is responsible for the defeat of a draft UN Security Council resolution passed at the end of last month calling for a "just, lasting and comprehensive peaceful solution" to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Show More Summary

Yemen in crisis as Shiite militiamen seize presidential palace

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Shiite militia fighters attacked Yemeni President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi’s residence and seized the presidential palace Tuesday in what officials said was a bid to overthrow his embattled government. As the UN Security Council began an emergency meeting over the unrest, Secretary General Ban...

UN Security Council backs plan for African coalition to join forces against Boko Haram

last weekNews : The Raw Story

The UN Security Council urged central African countries on Monday to step up plans for a multinational force to fight Boko Haram, in its first overall response to the threat posed by the Nigerian jihadists. The council issued a 13-point statement strongly condemning attacks by Boko Haram, in...

UN Security Council condemns Lebanon suicide attack

United Nations – The UN Security Council condemned on Sunday a suicide bombing in Lebanon in the “strongest terms” after an attack on a cafe in the northern city of Tripoli killed nine and wounded 37. In the unanimous declaration, the Security Council’s 15 members said they were “outraged” by the attack Saturday claimed by […]

UN Security Council clashes over report of chlorine gas use in attack on Syrian villages

3 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

A report by the OPCW chemical watchdog has concluded “with a high degree of confidence” that chlorine gas was used in attacks on three villages in Syria last year. At least 13 people died among the 350 to 500 casualties from the attacks, according to the report by a fact-finding mission...

Palestinians May Pursue War Crimes Case Against Israel

Stung by a resounding defeat in the UN Security Council, the Palestinians announced today that they joined the International Criminal Court to pursue war crimes charges against Israel. The move by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas set the stage for a diplomatic showdown with the United States and was likely to...

Fireworks in Ramallah, as Abbas signs treaty to join International Criminal Court

A day after begin rebuffed by the UN Security Council on a bid to end the occupation, Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas has surprised the world by signing the Rome Statute, to be able to bring charges against Israel to the International Criminal Court. The US and Netanyahu seethe.

Palestinians ready next Move as UNSC rejects end of Occupation

By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) — The UN Security Council yesterday voted down an Arab League resolution on Palestine that would have called for an end to Israeli occupation of Palestinian…

UN Security Council rejects resolution on Palestinian statehood

4 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

The UN Security Council failed Tuesday to adopt a resolution on Palestinian statehood that was strongly opposed by the United States. China, France and Russia were among the eight countries that voted in favor of the text, but the resolution fell short of winning the nine “yes” votes...

Palestinian resolution fails at the Security Council, U.S. votes against ‘staged confrontation’ at the UN

The Palestinian leadership’s resolution to end Israel’s occupation through negotiations failed to pass the United Nations Security Council this evening. While Palestinian leaders had hoped to garner the nine votes needed to be approved by the 15-member council, only eight countries supported the measure. Show More Summary

UN Security Council Resolution on Palestine Defeated by 1 Vote, Fortunately

On 30 December 2014, the UN Security Council resolution on Palestine was defeated. The resolution was put forth by Jordan, on behalf of Mahmoud Abbas, de facto leader of the Palestinian Authority. It would have mandated a peace agreement in Israel-Palestine within a year and an end to Israel’s illegal military occupation of Palestinian territories [...]

The Alice in Wonderland world of the UN veto

So the New Year will dawn to another US and British veto at the UN security council - although, to its credit, not a French one. This ritual has become a fitting symbol of the West's loosening grip over the Middle East. It reveals powers...Show More Summary

UN Security Council rejects Palestinian Statehood

Bid to force Israel to withdraw to indefensible lines fails to gain necessary votes.

UN Security Council rejects Palestinian resolution

The United Nations Security Council has rejected a Palestinian resolution demanding an end to Israeli occupation within three years.

UN votes against Palestinian statehood

Security Council votes against draft resolution to end Israel's occupation of Palestinian territories by 2017.

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