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'Unprecedented threat': Ban Ki-moon warns of Islamic State's tentacles spreading to South Asia

Feb 10, 2016

'Unprecedented threat': Ban Ki-moon warns of Islamic State's tentacles spreading to South Asia

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has warned of the danger of the Islamic State spreading its tentacles to South Asia through organisations like the Tehreek-e-Khilafat in Pakistan and called for international action against the grave threat. #Terrorism #NewsTracker #Ban Ki-moon #UN Security Council #islamic-state #Khorasan Province #Tehreek-e-Khilafat
'Weakness is not an option': UN Security Council condemns North Korea rocket launch

Feb 08, 2016

'Weakness is not an option': UN Security Council condemns North Korea rocket launch

The United Nations Security Council on Sunday condemned North Korea's latest rocket launch and vowed to take "significant measures" in response to Pyongyang's violations of UN resolutions, Venezuela's UN ambassador said #NewsTracker #Nuclear weapons #North Korea #UN Security Council #Sanctions #missile tests
Japan to adopt parliamentary resolution to protest North Korea's missile launch

Feb 08, 2016

Japan to adopt parliamentary resolution to protest North Korea's missile launch

Bipartisan lawmakers in Japan will convene on Tuesday and are widely expected to adopt a resolution protesting the Democratic People's Republic of Korea's (DPRK) launch of a long range rocket on Sunday. #Tokyo #Japan #NewsTracker #North Korea #UN Security Council #North Korea nuclear test
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