UN Security Council

UN strengthens peacekeeping mission to South Sudan by 4,000 troops

The UN Security Council on Friday authorized the deployment of a 4,000-member regional protection force to strengthen the UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan and threatened to impose an arms...

UN Security Council to vote on tougher North Korea sanctions

The United Nations Security Council will vote Tuesday on whether to impose new sanctions on North Korea, the United States mission to the UN said.

Syrian opposition meets U.N. envoy, demands action on humanitarian issues

A Saudi-backed Syrian opposition delegation met the U.N.'s special envoy Staffan de Mistura for the first time on Sunday demanding efforts to improve humanitarian conditions on the ground or they...

Syrian army presses further into north-west ahead of peace talks

Syrian government forces backed by Russian airstrikes Sunday pushed further into key rebel territory, ahead of peace talks planned to take place this week.

UN Security Council vows action against North Korea for atomic test

The UN Security Council pledged to take "significant measures" against North Korea after the reclusive regime said Wednesday it had successfully conducted a test on its first hydrogen bomb.

UN Security Council holds crisis meeting on North Korea atomic test

The UN Security Council was considering action against North Korea after the reclusive regime said Wednesday it had successfully conducted a test on its first hydrogen bomb.

Syrian government forces gain ground in Aleppo

Khan Touman is strategically important for the rebels because it overlooks regime-held areas in Aleppo, the Observatory's head, Rami Abdel-Rahman, told dpa.

UN resolution endorses peace talks in Syria starting early January

The UN Security Council on Friday passed a resolution endorsing a plan for a peace process in Syria, calling for talks to begin in January and tasking the UN with aiding the implementation and...

Efforts stall over a UN Security Council resolution on Syria

Efforts to pass a UN Security Council resolution on the situation in Syria seemed to stall as ministers meet in New York for a new round of talks to end the conflict.