United Nations Security Council - the best personalized free web-based Email en en United Nations Security Council The Latest: Security Council condemns NKorea missile test SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The latest on North Korea's missile launch (all times local): 7:55 a.m. The U.N. Security Council is strongly condemning North Korea's latest ballistic missile test and vowing to impose new sanctions in response to its "flagrant and provocative defiance" of council demands to halt all nuclear-related tests. ... Mon, 15 May 2017 22:58:00 GMT 2017-05-15T22:58:00Z The latest: Australia says China responsible for NKorea SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on North Korea's missile launch (all times local): 12:30 p.m. Australia's prime minister has called on China to use its leverage over North Korea to end the regime's missile testing. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull told reporters in Sydney on Monday that North Korea's conduct was "... Mon, 15 May 2017 03:49:00 GMT 2017-05-15T03:49:00Z EU criticizes US for $640 million cut to UN agencies UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Putting money into U.N. agencies, where the Trump administration has just cut U.S. funding by $640 million, is as important to global peace and security as defense spending — "and sometimes even more," a top European Union official said Tuesday. EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini told the U.N. Security Council that she wanted... Tue, 09 May 2017 22:51:00 GMT 2017-05-09T22:51:00Z Syria rejects international forces in safe zones BEIRUT (AP) — Syria on Monday dismissed the idea of foreign forces patrolling four so-called de-escalation zones that are to be established under a deal struck by Russia, Iran and Turkey, suggesting Damascus would agree only to Russian "military police" who are already on the ground. Syria planned to abide by the agreement signed in Kazakhstan last week, ... Mon, 08 May 2017 21:53:00 GMT 2017-05-08T21:53:00Z France's vote ripples across Europe, markets, diplomacy PARIS (AP) — Whatever the result of France's presidential election, the choice will resonate far beyond France's borders, from extremist strongholds in Syria to Hong Kong trading floors and the halls of the U.N. Security Council. It could be bigger than Brexit — the future of Europe is at stake as disenchanted French voters choose between untested centris... Sun, 07 May 2017 06:52:00 GMT 2017-05-07T06:52:00Z Rights group: Syria used suspected nerve agents in 4 attacks UNITED NATIONS (AP) — New evidence indicates that the Syrian government used suspected nerve agents in four chemical weapons attacks since December as part of a broader pattern of chemical weapons use, a human rights group said Monday. Human Rights Watch said in a report that the "widespread and systematic" attacks on civilians using chemical weapons coul... Mon, 01 May 2017 18:49:00 GMT 2017-05-01T18:49:00Z Advance team of UN peacekeepers arrive in South Sudan NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — An advance party of peacekeepers with a bolstered mandate to use force have arrived in South Sudan, the United Nations said on Monday, the first blue helmets with a greater authority to protect civilians in the troubled East African nation. At least 13 peacekeepers from a regional protection force mandated by the Security Council hav... Mon, 01 May 2017 14:13:00 GMT 2017-05-01T14:13:00Z US seeks to further isolate North Korea over nuclear program GENEVA (AP) — A U.S. ambassador says Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will tell the U.N. Security Council about steps the United States believes are needed to "further isolate" North Korea and "to try to bring it back to its senses" over nuclear issues. Robert Wood, ambassador to the U.N.'s Committee on Disarmament in Geneva, gave a preview of Tillerson's... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:51:00 GMT 2017-04-28T13:51:00Z US envoy accuses Russia of allowing Syria to deny needed aid UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley accused Russia on Thursday of providing cover for the Syrian regime's use of chemical weapons and denial of desperately needed aid to hundreds of thousands of besieged people — and she urged international pressure on Moscow "to stop this." Russia's deputy U.N. ambassador Petr Iliichev retorted that Russia,... Thu, 27 Apr 2017 18:56:00 GMT 2017-04-27T18:56:00Z Trump administration sanctions 271 in Syrian chemical attack WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration issued sanctions Monday on 271 people linked to the Syrian agency responsible for producing non-conventional weapons, part of an ongoing U.S. crackdown on Syrian President Bashar Assad's alleged use of chemical weapons. The sanctions target employees of Syria's Scientific Studies and Research Center, which the U.... Mon, 24 Apr 2017 19:19:00 GMT 2017-04-24T19:19:00Z Tight, tense French presidential vote echoes around world PARIS (AP) — Whatever the result of France's presidential election, the choice will resonate far beyond France's borders, from Syrian battlefields to Hong Kong trading floors and the halls of the U.N. Security Council. The future of Europe is at stake as this country chooses a president in an election unlike any other, one that may reshape France's post-w... Mon, 24 Apr 2017 00:29:00 GMT 2017-04-24T00:29:00Z UN strongly condemns North Korean missile launch after delay UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council threatened new sanctions against North Korea Thursday in a strongly-worded condemnation of its latest missile launch after the U.S. agreed to a Russian request to include a call for "dialogue" with Pyongyang. The council said North Korea's illegal missile and nuclear activities "are greatly increasing tensio... Thu, 20 Apr 2017 18:44:00 GMT 2017-04-20T18:44:00Z UN chief warns that Libya risks a return to wide conflict UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is warning that Libya risks a return to widespread conflict, citing the volatile security situation in Tripoli and fighting in the eastern oil crescent and elsewhere. The U.N. chief expressed alarm in a report to the U.N. Security Council at the renewed military escalation and ongoing political stal... Sat, 15 Apr 2017 00:59:00 GMT 2017-04-15T00:59:00Z US says countries must punish UN troops for sexual abuse UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley on Thursday urged all countries that provide troops for U.N. peacekeeping missions to hold soldiers accountable for sexual abuse and exploitation, an appeal that came after she cited an Associated Press investigation into a child sex ring in Haiti involving Sri Lankan peacekeepers. She also warned that "co... Thu, 13 Apr 2017 23:12:00 GMT 2017-04-13T23:12:00Z US berates Syria at OPCW meeting on Syrian chemical attack THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Syrian authorities — "abetted by Russia's continuing efforts to bury the truth" — still possess and use chemical weapons, an American diplomat told the international chemical weapons watchdog on Thursday. The strong comments by Kenneth D. Ward, the American ambassador to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapon... Thu, 13 Apr 2017 19:20:00 GMT 2017-04-13T19:20:00Z UN votes to end to Haiti peacekeeping mission in mid-October UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Security Council voted unanimously Thursday to end the U.N. peacekeeping mission in Haiti in mid-October after 13 years, sending a strong signal that the international community believes the impoverished Caribbean nation is stabilizing after successful elections. The peacekeepers helped normalize a country in chaos after politica... Thu, 13 Apr 2017 18:30:00 GMT 2017-04-13T18:30:00Z UN chief wants new talks in 40-year Western Sahara impasse RABAT, Morocco (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says he wants renewed negotiations to resolve the Western Sahara conflict, which has pitted Morocco against the Polisario Front independence movement for 40 years. In a report to the U.N. Security Council this week, Guterres proposed relaunching the negotiations "with a new dynamic and a new sp... Wed, 12 Apr 2017 20:43:00 GMT 2017-04-12T20:43:00Z The Latest: Russia vetoes UN condemnation of Syria attack BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local): 10:45 p.m. Russia has vetoed a Western-backed Security Council resolution that would have condemned the reported use of chemical weapons in a town in northern Syria and demanded a speedy investigation. Wednesday's vote on the resolution drafted by Br... Wed, 12 Apr 2017 20:17:00 GMT 2017-04-12T20:17:00Z The Latest: Revised UN resolution on Syria attack circulated BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local): 12: 30 a.m. Britain, France and the United States have circulated a revised U.N. draft resolution that would condemn the reported use of chemical weapons in northern Syria and demand that all parties provide speedy access to investigators to the sites. ... Tue, 11 Apr 2017 21:48:00 GMT 2017-04-11T21:48:00Z US says withdrawing UN military from Haiti is good example UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley said Tuesday that U.N. peacekeeping has made "a great contribution" to Haiti and the Security Council's expected vote to withdraw all troops from the Caribbean nation by mid-October is an example of how peacekeeping missions should change as a country's political situation changes. The United States is cur... Tue, 11 Apr 2017 19:42:00 GMT 2017-04-11T19:42:00Z Sweden mourns 4 killed, 15 wounded in Stockholm truck attack STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden observed a minute of silence Monday on a national day of mourning for the four people killed and 15 wounded in a truck attack last week, while the suspect's name emerged in court papers and the U.N. Security Council condemned the rampage. Swedish royalty, foreign diplomats and politicians were among the crowds gathered for a noon o... Mon, 10 Apr 2017 20:08:00 GMT 2017-04-10T20:08:00Z The Latest: US calls for transparency in UN Syria summit BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on events in Syria (all times local): 6:25 p.m. Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, said the U.S. insisted that an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council on the U.S. missile attack on Syria be held in the open so that "any country that chooses to defend the atrocities of the Syrian regime will have to do in full public vie... Fri, 07 Apr 2017 16:31:00 GMT 2017-04-07T16:31:00Z UN strongly condemns North Korea's latest missile launch UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Security Council on Thursday strongly condemned North Korea's latest ballistic missile launch and demanded a halt to all missile tests, stressing again that they violate U.N. sanctions and "are significantly increasing tension in the region and beyond." A press statement agreed to by all 15 members expresses "utmost concern" at N... Thu, 06 Apr 2017 20:23:00 GMT 2017-04-06T20:23:00Z AP Interview: Kremlin support for Assad not unconditional MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin's spokesman said Thursday that Russia's support for Syrian President Bashar Assad is not unconditional, but that the country demands a full investigation of the suspected chemical attack on a rebel-held province in Syria before the United Nations takes any action. Putin spokesman Dmitry Peskov's remarks came two days... Thu, 06 Apr 2017 16:50:00 GMT 2017-04-06T16:50:00Z Mounting confidence nerve gas was used in Syria attack BEIRUT (AP) — Diplomats at the U.N. Security Council sparred Wednesday over whether to hold President Bashar Assad's government responsible for a chemical weapons attack that killed more than 80 people in northern Syria, while U.S. intelligence officials, Doctors Without Borders and the U.N. health agency said evidence pointed to nerve gas exposure. The T... Thu, 06 Apr 2017 05:44:00 GMT 2017-04-06T05:44:00Z International donors pledge $6 billion in Syria aid BRUSSELS (AP) — International donors pledged $6 billion in aid for war-ravaged Syria on Wednesday as the U.N. Security Council held emergency talks over a suspected chemical attack that killed dozens in a rebel-held province. Donors from more than 70 countries meeting at a conference on Syria in Brussels made a "collective pledge of $6 billion for this ye... Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:16:00 GMT 2017-04-05T18:16:00Z The Latest: Russian says rebel-held town in Syria exposed BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the suspected chemical attack in Syria (all times local): 4 a.m. The Russian Defense Ministry says a rebel-held town in northern Syria has been exposed to toxic agents from a rebel arsenal hit by a Syrian air strike. The ministry spokesman, Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov, said in a statement ea... Wed, 05 Apr 2017 01:05:00 GMT 2017-04-05T01:05:00Z US wants 'proof' of progress by Sudan's government on Darfur UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley said Tuesday the Trump administration wants to see "proof" from Sudan's government — not more words — that it is making progress toward peace and protecting civilians in its vast and troubled Darfur region. A review of the 17,000-strong joint United Nations-African Union peacekeeping force in Darfur, which... Tue, 04 Apr 2017 23:11:00 GMT 2017-04-04T23:11:00Z The Latest: Trump calls Putin to offer condolences for bomb ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — The Latest on the explosion on a train in the Russian city of St. Petersburg (all times local): 3:40 a.m. The Kremlin says that U.S. President Donald Trump has called Russian President Vladimir Putin to offer condolences over the St. Petersburg subway bombing. The Kremlin's statement said... Tue, 04 Apr 2017 01:08:00 GMT 2017-04-04T01:08:00Z Congo to investigate deaths of American, Swedish UN experts BENI, Congo (AP) — Congo's government said Wednesday it will investigate the deaths of an American and a Swedish expert for the United Nations and their interpreter, whose bodies were found in a shallow grave Monday after the team disappeared more than two weeks ago. Sweden said it was opening a murder investigation, and the U.N. Security Council strongly... Thu, 30 Mar 2017 01:33:00 GMT 2017-03-30T01:33:00Z