The United Nations Security Council has resoundingly rejected a bid by the United States to extend a global arms embargo on Iran. In the Security Council vote on Friday, Washington got support only from the Dominican Republic for its resolution to indefinitely extend the embargo, leaving it far short of[…]
The UN Security Council on Tuesday discussed the International Court of Justice’s order that Myanmar must do all it can to prevent genocide against the Rohingya Muslims, but failed to agree on a statement. Myanmar’s ally China as well as Vietnam, which is part of the regional Association of Southeast[…]
Syria has called for an urgent meeting of the United Nations Security Council concerning the Golan Heights, according to diplomats cited by AFP. The call follows Washington’s recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the area. The Syrian mission to the UN asked the Security Council to schedule an urgent meeting to[…]
Carried out under a false pretext and in disregard of the UN, the NATO bombing of Yugoslavia in 1999 paved the way for similar US-led operations in Iraq, Libya and elsewhere and over a million were killed, an analyst has told RT. NATO’s attack 20 years ago, which was launched “without[…]
Lindiwe Sisulu, the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, on Monday paid her respects to the family and friends of the former permanent representative of South Africa to the United Nations (UN) in New York, Ambassador Dumisani Kumalo, who died on Sunday. Born in September 1947, Kumalo left a rich[…]
The UN Security Council has agreed to deploy a team to the Yemeni port of Hudaydah to oversee a ceasefire there. The truce began on Tuesday after being agreed at UN-sponsored talks last week between delegations from the Yemeni government and Houthi rebels. Britain drafted the UN resolution, the first[…]
The United Nations Security Council on Monday backed a high-stakes mission by a UN envoy to avert an attack by the Saudi-led coalition on a key port in Yemen that provides a lifeline for humanitarian aid. The council met behind closed doors to hear UN envoy Martin Griffiths report on[…]
The United Nations Security Council will meet on Monday following rival requests by Russia and the United States after a deadly chemical attack in Syria and a warning by US President Donald Trump that there would be a “big price to pay.” Russia called for a meeting of the 15-member[…]
With Russia’s backing, the UN Security Council on Saturday unanimously backed a 30-day ceasefire in Syria to allow for humanitarian aid deliveries and medical evacuations as the death toll topped 500 people in the seven day bombing campaign. The resolution demanding the ceasefire “without delay” was adopted as Syrian government[…]
The mothers soothe their children as they huddle together in a dark, airless hole in the ground below the streets of Eastern Ghouta while the blast, shrapnel and fire of incessant bombing rips apart their homes only metres above. Staying alive in the rebel-held suburbs of the Syrian capital means[…]
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