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Will there be an end to suffering? UN-sponsored Syria peace talks to start on Friday

Jan 26, 2016

Will there be an end to suffering? UN-sponsored Syria peace talks to start on Friday

UN-sponsored Syrian peace talks scheduled to start today will now begin here on Friday and will likely continue over six months, the UN said today #NewsTracker #UN Security Council #UNHCR #Al Nusra #Syria peace talks #islamic-state #International Syria Support Group
North Korea provocation: US, China agree to coordinate closely on taking appropriate action

Jan 08, 2016

North Korea provocation: US, China agree to coordinate closely on taking appropriate action

The US and China have agreed to coordinate closely on taking appropriate action against North Korea's "provocative" behaviour, after the reclusive nation claimed it has successfully conducted its first hydrogen bomb test. #White House #China #US #North Korea #UN Security Council #UNSC
Sudan, Bahrain follow Saudi Arabia in cutting ties with Iran; UAE downgrades ties with Tehran

Jan 05, 2016

Sudan, Bahrain follow Saudi Arabia in cutting ties with Iran; UAE downgrades ties with Tehran

Allies of Saudi Arabia followed the kingdom's lead Monday and scaled back diplomatic ties to Iran after the ransacking of Saudi diplomatic missions in the Islamic Republic, violence sparked by the Saudi execution of a prominent Shiite cleric #NewsTracker #Bahrain #Iran #Sudan #UAE #Saudi Arabia #UN Security Council #Foreign policy #Syrian crisis #Iran-Saudi Arabia relations
Modi's sudden stop at Pakistan aimed at winning UNSC membership, claims EU member Afzal Khan

Dec 28, 2015

Modi's sudden stop at Pakistan aimed at winning UNSC membership, claims EU member Afzal Khan

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's good gesture towards Pakistan was a part of his efforts to get permanent membership to the UN Security Council (UNSC) for India, European parliament member Afzal Khan said. #Prime Minister #Narendra Modi #Kashmir #UN Security Council #Afzal Khan
Pope's Christmas message: Backs UN peace process in Syria, Libya; calls terrorism victims 'martyrs'

Dec 26, 2015

Pope's Christmas message: Backs UN peace process in Syria, Libya; calls terrorism victims 'martyrs'

Pope Francis issued a Christmas Day prayer that recent UN-backed peace processes for Syria and Libya will quickly end the suffering of their people. He denounced the "monstrous evil" and atrocities they have endured and praised the countries that have taken in their refugees. #Syria #Egypt #Libya #NewsTracker #Vatican City #UN Security Council #Christmas #St Peter's Basilica #Pope Francis #islamic-state #Paris attacks #Mali attacks #Beirut bombing
PM Modi's visit has shored up Moscow's insecurities, but a transformation in India-Russia relations awaits

Dec 25, 2015

PM Modi's visit has shored up Moscow's insecurities, but a transformation in India-Russia relations awaits

On the surface of it, India-Russia relations appear to be cooling: The United States and Israel have dramatically increased weapons sales to India, Delhi has been keen on joint military exercises with Washington, Canberra, and Tokyo of late, and France is emerging as an important partner in defence, energy, and industry #Narendra Modi #BRICs #CriticalPoint #Vladimir Putin #UN Security Council #Bilateral trade #India–Russia relations #air defence systems #Arms Trade
UN Security Council adopts peace resolution for Syria, draft makes no mention of Assad

Dec 19, 2015

UN Security Council adopts peace resolution for Syria, draft makes no mention of Assad

UN Security Council members approved a resolution outlining a peace process for Syria involving talks by representatives of the Damascus government and the opposition, but the draft says nothing on the critical issue of what role President Bashar Assad will play. #United Nations #Syria #NewsTracker #UN #UN Security Council #Syria Peace Resolution
'Choke off terrorism': UN Security Council passes resolution to cut Islamic State's finances

Dec 18, 2015

'Choke off terrorism': UN Security Council passes resolution to cut Islamic State's finances

US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew led the council's first-ever meeting of finance ministers, shoring up a major diplomatic push to end the war in Syria, where IS jihadists control a large swathe of territory and have installed their de facto capital. #United States #United Nations #Al-Qaeda #France #NewsTracker #Russia #UN #Ban Ki-moon #Britain #UN Security Council #George Osborne #islamic-state #IS #Paris attacks #Michel Sapin
After Ban-Ki-Moon: Here's why the next UN Secretary-General should be Angela Merkel

Dec 10, 2015

After Ban-Ki-Moon: Here's why the next UN Secretary-General should be Angela Merkel

After 70 years, this is why the United Nations must appoint Angela Merkel a proven leader and mediator as secretary-general to re-infuse the global body with a sense of purpose #United Nations #ConnectTheDots #Angela Merkel #Ban Ki-moon #UN Security Council #UN secretary general #Syrian Refugee Crisis