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Russia vetoes UN Security Council resolution to extend cross-border aid to Syria

Russia has vetoed a UN Security Council resolution that would have extended cross-border aid to Syria by one year without Damascus’s backing. The authorisation for aid deliveries across the Syria-Turkey border at Bab al-Hawa, which has been in effect since 2014, is set to expire on Sunday. The aid is a lifeline for more than […]

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Russia and US envoys clash at UN Security Council amid troop build-up along Ukraine

Russian and US envoys at the UN Security Council had a fierce encounter, after the US called a meeting to discuss Moscow’s troop build-up on its borders with Ukraine. US Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield said the mobilisation was the biggest Europe had seen in decades. Her Russian counterpart accused the US of fomenting hysteria and unacceptable […]

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Israel-Hamas: U.S. vetoed U.N. Security Council ceasefire statement thrice

A third meeting of the United Nations Security Council this week ended with no concrete outcome after the United States blocked a joint statement calling for an immediate ceasefire between Israel and Hamas. The meeting came after US reportedly twice blocked over the last week resolutions that would have condemned Israel’s military response and called […]

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‘Countries across the globe are firing projectiles’: North Korea accuses United Nations of double standards

North Korea has accused the UN Security Council of double standards as its sanctions committee criticised the country’s recent missile test as a violation of United Nations resolutions. North Korea launched a new type of tactical short-range ballistic missile last week, prompting Washington to request a gathering of the UN Security Council’s (UNSC) sanctions committee. […]

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Mexico, India, Ireland, Norway elected to U.N. Security Council

Mexico, India, Ireland and Norway were elected to the United Nations Security Council. But the 193 U.N. member states must return on Thursday to continue voting to fill one more vacant seat after there was no clear winner. Canada lost out to Ireland and Norway in a hotly contested election that included Ireland enlisting the […]

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China for the 4th time blocked move to declare Masood Azhar “Global Terrorist”

China for the 4th time blocked the initiative to declare the Jaish-e Mohammad chief Masood Azhar as a “global terrorist” by the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on Wednesday. Chinese diplomats said they required more time to examine the sanctions request on Masood Azhar. The proposal to declare Masood Azhar as a terrorists was moved […]

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China Hints To Veto Masood Azhar Again Ahead Of UNSC Meeting

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) will take up the resolution to list Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist in a few hours from now, China hinted that it may block the move once again. The proposal to designate Azhar under the 1267 Al Qaida Sanctions Committee of the UN Security Council was […]