Iranian resistance issues list of demands urging UN to take action

Friday, 5 January 2018

The Iranian Resistance urged the UN Security Council to defend the legitimate and inalienable right of the Iranian people to overthrow the religious fascism ruling Iran and to attain the freedom for which they have been demonstrating, in a statement issued Friday. The Resistance also requested that the Security Council to strongly condemn the mullahs’ regime and hold it accountable for killing defenseless and unarmed demonstrators. SEE ALSO: At US request, UN Security Council to meet today ...

Russia says open to working with US to try to resolve Libya crisis

Friday, 15 December 2017

Russia is open to working with the United States to try to solve the crisis in Libya, Russia’s ambassador to Libya was cited as saying on Friday by the RIA news agency. He was also cited as saying that Moscow was ready to initiate the lifting of an international arms embargo on Libya, but that was something he said could only be done once the North African country had a united army.He also mentioned that there are no guarantees yet that the weapons given to Libya will not end ...

UN report: South Sudan's government using food as weapon of war

Saturday, 11 November 2017

South Sudan President Salva Kiir’s government is using food as a weapon of war to target civilians by blocking life-saving aid in some areas, United Nations sanctions monitors told the Security Council in a confidential report seen by Reuters on Friday. During 2016 and 2017, the UN monitors said a military campaign by government troops in the northwestern town of Wau and surrounding areas in Western Bahr el-Ghazal targeted civilians on ethnic grounds and displaced more than 100,000. &ldquo ...

Syria investigator del Ponte quits, blaming UN Security Council

Monday, 7 August 2017

A member of the UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria said on Sunday she was quitting because a lack of political backing from the UN Security Council had made the job impossible, Swiss national news agency SDA reported.Carla del Ponte, 70, who prosecuted war crimes in Rwanda and former Yugoslavia, told a panel discussion on the sidelines of the Locarno Film Festival that she had already prepared her letter of resignation.“I am quitting this commission, which is not backed by any political ...

Security Council condemns deadly gunmen attack on Egyptian Christians

Friday, 26 May 2017

The UN Security Council has condemned the gunmen attack on bus carrying Egyptian Coptic Christians, which killed on Friday 28 civilians, mostly children, Al Arabiya News Channel reported. Khalid Mujahed, the official spokesman for the Health Ministry, said 12 from the 24 wounded have left the hospital after treatment, but one case of a child has been to Al-Minya University Hospital while 11 others to Nasser institute hospital. The Health Ministry said that among those injured were two children ...

US prepared to do more in Syria, hopes not necessary: UN envoy

Friday, 7 April 2017

The United States took a very measured step that was “fully justified” when it fired missiles at a Syrian airfield over a deadly toxic gas attack, said UN Ambassador Nikki Haley on Friday. “We are prepared to do more, but we hope that will not be necessary,” she told the UN Security Council. “The United States will not stand by when chemical weapons are used. It is in our vital national security interest to prevent the spread and use of chemical weapons.” ...

UN urges 72-hour ceasefire to allow aid to Syria’s eastern Ghouta

Thursday, 6 April 2017

The UN called Thursday for an urgent ceasefire in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta region, near Damascus, to allow in desperately needed aid and avoid a repeat of the devastation seen in Aleppo.“We need a 72-hour pause for Eastern Ghouta, and we need it in the coming days,” the head of the United Nations-backed humanitarian taskforce for Syria, Jan Egeland, told reporters in Geneva.He warned that the some 400,000 people besieged in the area near Damascus “are now suffering alone in ...

Arabs succeed as UN to end Israel settlements

Friday, 23 December 2016

After decades of blind eyes, the UN Security Council finally passed a resolution demanding Israel stop building settlements

UNSC postpones vote on Israeli settlements

Thursday, 22 December 2016

A similar resolution was vetoed by the United States in 2011, and it remained uncertain if the measure would be adopted this time

UN: Aleppo risks becoming ‘one giant graveyard’

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

The UN Security Council held an emergency meeting on the dire humanitarian crisis unfolding in Aleppo

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