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FILE - In this June 25, 2019, file photo, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a news conference at the U.S. Embassy Kabul during an unannounced visit to Afghanistan. On Monday, March 23, 2020, Pompeo arrived in Kabul on an urgent visit to try to move forward a U.S. peace deal signed last month with the Taliban. Pompeo's trip to the Afghan capital comes despite the coronavirus pandemic, at a time when world leaders and statesmen are curtailing official travel. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, Pool)

U.S. to present UN resolution to extend arms embargo on Iran

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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday the United States would present a resolution in the United Nations Security Council next week...
A general view of the Blue Nile river as it passes through the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), near Guba in Ethiopia, on December 26, 2019. - The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, a 145-metre-high, 1.8-kilometre-long concrete colossus is set to become the largest hydropower plant in Africa. (AFP)

Egypt turns to UNSC to push for final deal on Ethiopia’s Nile dam

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Egypt has appealed to the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to intervene in the years-long dispute over Ethiopian's new hydroelectric dam to help push...
Anc President Cyril Ramaphosa Sworn In As Head Of State In The Republic Of South Africa May

South Africa deeply concerned about emergence of unilateralism

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South Africa remains deeply concerned about the emergence of unilateralism and its attendant threat to the international rules-based system, the Presidency said on Friday. "South...
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Egypt requests UN Security Council’s intervention over Ethiopia’s Nile dam

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Egypt has requested late on Friday the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to intervene to resolve the dispute over the controversial Grand Ethiopian...
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South Africa deeply concerned about emergence of unilateralism

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South Africa remains deeply concerned about the emergence of unilateralism and its attendant threat to the international rules-based system, the Presidency said on Friday. ...
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UN Security Council condemns attack against UN peacekeeping mission in Mali

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The members of the United Nations Security Council on Monday condemned the attack perpetrated on Sunday against the UN peacekeeping mission in Mali. ...
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The Flagrant Isolation of South Africa within the Security Council on the Moroccan Sahara...

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The United Nations Security Council held a briefing yesterday by the UN Secretariat on the issue of the Moroccan Sahara, pursuant to resolution 2494...
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UN Security Council unanimously adopts resolution on peacekeepers’ safety, security

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United Nations Security Council has unanimously adopted Resolution 2518, the first of its kind, vowing to take all-dimensional measures to ensure the safety and...
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UN Security Council condemns terrorist attack in Afghanistan

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The United Nations Security Council on Thursday condemned a "heinous and cowardly terrorist attack" on a Sikh temple in Afghanistan's capital Kabul on Wednesday. The...
A wide view of members of the Security Council during a meeting on January 6. (Courtesy)

UN Security Council concerned over Guinea-Bissau post-electoral crisis

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The United Nations Security Council on Thursday expressed "deep concern" over the crisis in Guinea-Bissau spawned by the December election that fractured the country's...
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UN Security Council extends Yemen financial, travel ban sanctions for 1 more year

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The United Nations Security Council on Tuesday extended Yemen financial and travel ban sanctions until Feb. 26, 2021, and the mandate of the Yemen...
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Palestinian official denies withdrawal of draft resolution against U.S. peace deal

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A Palestinian official denied on Monday the withdrawal of a draft resolution presented to the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) against the United States...
A wide view of members of the Security Council during a meeting on January 6. (Courtesy)

UN Security Council welcomes outcome of Berlin Conference on Libya

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The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on Tuesday welcomed the outcome of the international conference on Libya held in Berlin on Sunday. ...
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Algeria pledges to support Kenya’s bid for UN Security Council seat

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Algeria on Wednesday pledged to support Kenya's candidature for a non-permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council in the election slated for June...
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Kenya seeks EU’s support for UN Security Council seat

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Kenya on Tuesday sought European Union's support for its bid to secure a United Nations Security Council non-permanent seat in the period 2021-2022. ...
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UN envoy says the situation in CAR remains grave

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A senior envoy told the United Nations Security Council Thursday that the situation in the Central African Republic (CAR) remained serious despite the recent...
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Viewpoint: Trump Declaration on Jerusalem Unleashes Palestine Solidarity Demonstrations Worldwide

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United Nations Security Council debate illustrates increasing isolation of United States’ Israeli policy Under the tremendous weight of domestic scrutiny and criticisms of his policies,...
Photo taken on March 2, 2016 shows the United Nations Security Council approves new resolution on the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), at the UN headquarters in New York, the United States. (Xinhua/Li Muzi) (zw)

Ethiopia says its UN Security Council presidency successful

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The Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has commended the east African country's United Nations Security Council (UNSC) presidency for the month of September as...

If North Korea didn’t exist US would create it

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IN its latest move early June 2017, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) unanimously adopted a resolution drafted by the United States to expand...
A wide view of members of the Security Council during a meeting on January 6. (Courtesy)

Arab world welcomes UNSC resolution against Israeli settlements

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The Arab world received Friday's endorsed United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolution demanding immediate and complete halt of Israeli settlement activities on occupied Palestinian...
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UN resolution on Israeli settlement a victory for Palestinian diplomacy

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Friday's overwhelming vote in the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) in favor of a resolution that condemns Israeli settlement in the Palestinian territories was...
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Arab League welcomes UN vote against Israeli settlements

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The Arab League (AL) welcomed in a statement Saturday a United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolution that demands immediate and complete halt of all...

Syria: New Report Blames Gov’t For Chemical Attack

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An international inquiry has blamed Syrian government forces for a third chemical weapons attack, according to a confidential report to the United Nations Security...

UNSC Delegation Arrives in South Sudan

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A delegation from the United Nations Security Council is expected to visit South Sudan on 2nd September, following the recent renewal of the mandate...
The UN Security Council hears a briefing by UN Special Adviser JamaL Benomar via video link from Doha, during the council's emergency meeting on the situation of Yemen, at the UN headquarters in New York, on March 22, 2015. The UN Security Council on Sunday adopted a presidential statement on Yemen, voicing support for Yemeni President Abdo Rabbo Mansour Hadi and calling upon all parties to refrain from taking actions that undermine the legitimacy of the president. (Xinhua/Niu Xiaolei)

June 14 world news summary at GMT 0030

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UNITED NATIONS -- The United Nations Security Council on Monday condemned "in the strongest terms" the mass shooting in Orlando, which it said targeted...

April 16 world news summary at 1600 GMT

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LONDON -- An 18-year-old man from Birmingham was arrested at Manchester airport on Saturday for "Syria-related terrorism offences," Britain's West Midlands Police said. ...
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North Korea To Carry Out Nuclear Warhead Test

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The goal would be "to further enhance the reliance of nuclear attack capability," he said, according to the Korean Central News Agency. Kim reportedly made...
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Russian FM warns against DPRK sanctions possible effects on Korean Peninsula

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"Both Russia and China defend the adoption of the sanction measures, which, on the one hand, would block further development of DPRK's nuclear programs,...
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Japan calls for intelligence collecting after DPRK latest missile launch

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Abe said following a hastily convened bureau chief-level meeting at the Cabinet Office early Thursday morning that his government would firmly protest the latest...
The UN Security Council hears a briefing by UN Special Adviser JamaL Benomar via video link from Doha, during the council's emergency meeting on the situation of Yemen, at the UN headquarters in New York, on March 22, 2015. The UN Security Council on Sunday adopted a presidential statement on Yemen, voicing support for Yemeni President Abdo Rabbo Mansour Hadi and calling upon all parties to refrain from taking actions that undermine the legitimacy of the president. (Xinhua/Niu Xiaolei)

UN delegation urges Guinea Bissau political actors to obey law

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"The law should be respected," said Angola's ambassador to the UN, Ismael Martins, who was leading the delegation. During the visit,...