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Turkey says UN Syria ceasefire won't affect Afrin offensive

Turkey says UN Syria ceasefire won't affect Afrin offensive

Turkey on Sunday welcomed the unanimous demand by the UN Security Council for a 30-day ceasefire in Syria, but insisted that its own operation against a Kurdish militia in the Afrin region was not affected.

UN faces rival drafts on Iran missiles to Yemen

UN faces rival drafts on Iran missiles to Yemen

The UN Security Council on Sunday was considering two draft resolutions on Yemen after Russia put forward a rival text aimed at blocking action against Iran over missiles sent to the country's Houthi rebels.

France, Germany ask Putin's support on Syria

France, Germany ask Putin's support on Syria

The leaders of France and Germany have written to Russian President Vladimir Putin to ask for his support for a UN Security Council calling for an immediate ceasefire in Syria, an Elysee source said on Friday.

More bombs fall on Eastern Ghouta ahead of UN vote

More bombs fall on Eastern Ghouta ahead of UN vote

For a sixth straight day, warplanes have pounded the densely populated agricultural pocket east of the capital, the last rebel bastion near Damascus.

UN Security Council imposes new sanctions on N.Korea over missile test

UN Security Council imposes new sanctions on N.Korea over missile test

The UN Security Council unanimously imposed new sanctions on North Korea on Friday for its Nov. 29 intercontinental ballistic missile test, seeking to limit its access to refined petroleum products and crude oil and its earnings from workers abroad.

Qatar to continue work with UN members for an active Security Council

Qatar to continue work with UN members for an active Security Council

Qatar has stressed that it will continue co-operating and working with UN member countries with a goal of having an active Security Council capable of taking the right decisions at the right time to support international peace and security.

UN to investigate Islamic State atrocities in Iraq

UN to investigate Islamic State atrocities in Iraq

Britain drafted the resolution to help bring perpetrators of IS war crimes to justice -- a cause championed by international human rights lawyer Amal Clooney, who was present for the vote.

UN council urged to call for end to Myanmar violence

UN council urged to call for end to Myanmar violence

The top UN body was set to meet behind closed doors at around 1600 GMT to discuss the crisis but diplomats said they expected China and Russia to resist calls for a tough response.

North Korea threatens to retaliate against US over UN sanctions

North Korea threatens to retaliate against US over UN sanctions

North Korea on Monday condemned the UN Security Council's toughest sanctions so far over its missile tests and warned it would retaliate against the United States, which ratcheted up its condemnation of Pyongyang at Asia's largest security forum.

UN to vote on tougher North Korea sanctions

UN to vote on tougher North Korea sanctions

The UN Security Council will vote Saturday on a US-drafted resolution toughening sanctions on North Korea, diplomats said Friday, a proposed ban on certain exports that could deprive Pyongyang of $1 billion in annual revenue.

Iran rejects 'baseless' warning from US on missile test

Iran rejects 'baseless' warning from US on missile test

Iran on Thursday rejected a warning from US President Donald Trump's administration over its latest missile test as unfounded and "provocative".

Iran warns US against creating tensions over missiles

Iran warns US against creating tensions over missiles

Iran on Tuesday warned the United States against fuelling tensions over its ballistic missile tests as the UN Security Council prepared for urgent talks on the issue at Washington's request.