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Human Rights Watch: Syria’s air strikes defy UN resolution

Human Rights Watch sharply criticised the Syrian air force Wednesday for intensifying strikes on Aleppo, despite a UN Security Council resolution ordering all sides in the conflict to stop indiscriminate attacks. The New York-based group...Show More Summary

Human Rights Watch: Syria’s air strikes defy UN resolution

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Human Rights Watch sharply criticised the Syrian air force Wednesday for intensifying strikes on Aleppo, despite a UN Security Council resolution ordering all sides in the conflict to stop indiscriminate attacks. The New York-based group...Show More Summary

UN Places Sanctions against North Korean Shippers

The United Nations Security Council has imposed sanctions on the North Korean shippers that operate the vessel Chong Chon Gang, seized by Panama in July 2013 for

UN Throws the Book at North Korea Ship Operator

A U.N. Security Council committee on Monday blacklisted the operator of a North Korean ship, which was seized near the Panama Canal last year for smuggling Soviet-era arms,

Once Again, Obama Helps Israel by Hurting It

President Barack Obama's attempt to impose his will on Israel--and save face after Secretary of State John Kerry's disastrous ceasefire mission--continued at the UN Security Council overnight, with a midnight session Monday morning demanding a ceasefire. Show More Summary

UN Makes Midnight Demand: 'Immediate' Gaza Ceasefire

The UN Security Council emerged from a rare midnight emergency meeting demanding that Israel and Hamas implement "an immediate and unconditional humanitarian ceasefire" in Gaza, reports the AP. The UN petition, which accompanied a relative lull at the start of Muslim holiday Eid al-Fitr, followed pleas for peace from President...

UN SECURITY COUNCIL DEMANDS CEASE FIRE

With more than 1,000 people killed in the Israel-Hamas conflict, the U.N. Security Council held an emergency meeting in New York early Monday to push for “an immediate and unconditional humanitarian cease-fire in Gaza.” Click here to read the story.

Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Monday 28 Jul 2014

UN AND OBAMA CALL FOR GAZA CEASEFIRE The UN has called for an "immediate and unconditional humanitarian ceasefire" in Gaza. An emergency session of the Security Council backed a statement calling for a truce over the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr "and beyond". Show More Summary

UN Security Council calls for Gaza ceasefire

Plea for immediate humanitarian truce to allow aid deliveries comes as Palestinian side's death toll crosses 1,031 mark.

UN Security Council calls for Gaza cease-fire

The council urges an immediate humanitarian truce in the war between Israel and Hamas.

Syria, MH17 and the art of the possible at the UN

Australian diplomacy at the UN has kicked up a gear over the last two weeks. On 14 July the Security Council unanimously passed Resolution 2165, drafted by Australia, Jordan and Luxembourg, setting up a new mechanism to facilitate humanitarian aid deliveries to Syria. Show More Summary

MH17: The Australians get their resolution

The UN Security Council observes a minute's silence for the MH17 victims. (UN photo.) The clocks at the UN were approaching midnight on Sunday night when the Security Council concluded an emergency session on the Gaza conflict, and then...Show More Summary

Syrian government forces step up attacks on hospitals

Syrian government forces have stepped up attacks on hospitals and clinics, UN chief Ban Ki-moon said on Thursday, and is denying the delivery of medicine and medical supplies to hard-to-reach areas. Ban told the UN Security Council in...Show More Summary

UN Security Council Calls for Investigation Into Downing of MH17

Today, members of the United Nations Security Council voted on a resolution concerning the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 in Ukraine. Speaking before the Security Council, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power said:

Ukraine rebels hand over plane black boxes

The move comes after a UN Security Council resolution demanded full and unrestricted access to the crash site.

UN Security Council authorises investigation. But will Russia cooperate?

Australia’s resolution is passed, the train carrying the dead is moving... but will Russia and its rebel allies actually cooperate with the investigation? Will…

UN Calls for Probe of Plane Downed Over Ukraine

(UNITED NATIONS) — The U.N. Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution Monday demanding international access to the site of the plane downed over eastern Ukraine and an end to military activities around the area, following intense pressure on a reluctant Russia to support the measure. MoreU.N. Security Council Holds Urgent Meeting on GazaIndia Is Home…

UN to vote on crash resolution; Russia has doubts

The U.N. Security Council will vote Monday on an Australia-proposed resolution demanding international access to the Ukraine plane crash site and a cease-fire around the area, with diplomats pressuring a reluctant Russia to approve ...

UN Scrambles to Protect Flight 17 Crash Site

As fighting continues in eastern Ukraine, the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 remains in jeopardy as pro-Russian rebels are still in control of the area. The U.N. Security Council will vote Monday on a resolution demandingShow More Summary

UN Security Council calls for ceasefire in Gaza after emergency meeting

An emergency, closed-door meeting of the UN Security Council was called Sunday night at the request of Jordan, and during the session, the Council called for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza. The BBC's Nick Bryant reports that Jordan proposed...Show More Summary

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