United Nations Security Council: News

28 Feb 2019


US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo backs India's air strikes

Amid escalating tensions between India and Pakistan, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, on Wednesday night, spoke to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo regarding the current situation.

28 Feb 2019


US, UK, France move UN Security Council to blacklist Masood

The United States, United Kingdom, and France moved a fresh plea in United Nations Security Council on Wednesday demanding the blacklisting of Jaish-e-Mohammed Chief Masood Azhar, amid rising tension between India and Pakistan.

23 Feb 2019


India invited to Islamic nations' conclave after 50 years

India has, for the first time in five decades, received an invitation to be the 'guest of honor' at the foreign ministers' conclave of Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) - an organization of powerful Muslim-majority countries.

23 Feb 2019


Pakistan writes to UNSC, accuses India of threatening regional security

Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has written a letter to the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) accusing India of threatening regional security, the Foreign Office said yesterday.

22 Feb 2019

Pakistan News

#PulwamaAftermath: Pakistan Government takes control of Jaish headquarters amid pressure

Amid immense international pressure, the Pakistani Government has taken over the administrative control of Jaish-e-Mohammed terror outfit's headquarters on Friday.

22 Feb 2019

South Korea

PM Modi awarded Seoul Peace Prize; speaks out against terrorism

During his two-day visit to South Korea, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Friday, was awarded the Seoul Peace Prize, which had been announced in October last year.

20 Feb 2019


France to move UN to blacklist JeM chief Masood Azhar

In the aftermath of the horrific Pulwama attack, France, in a major move, has decided to move the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to designate Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) chief Masood Azhar as a "global terrorist".

27 Nov 2018


On 26/11 anniversary, Trump tweets US stands with Indians

On the tenth anniversary of 26/11 terror attacks which killed 166, President of United States Donald Trump tweeted his country stood with Indians.

26 Nov 2018

Mike Pence

#26/11Attacks: US says guilty haven't been convicted, announces $5-million reward

On the tenth anniversary of the barbaric Mumbai attacks, the United States of America has said those who plotted the attack have still not been convicted and announced a reward of $5 million for information on preparators.

10 Nov 2018

Narendra Modi

#RepublicDay: Top African leader may attend celebrations after Trump's snub

Days after President of United States Donald Trump said he would not attend India's Republic Day event on January 26 due to prior commitments, India may have finalized the new chief guest.

01 Nov 2018


Enough petroleum supply for countries to cut Iran oil-import: Trump

President Donald Trump said yesterday that he had determined there was sufficient supply of petroleum and petroleum products for countries to "significantly" reduce their purchase of crude oil from Iran, which is going to face US sanctions from November 5.

17 Oct 2018

North Korea

North Korea slams US for 'evil' sanctions push against Pyongyang

North Korea's state media on Tuesday slammed the United States for an "evil" attempt to maintain sanctions against Pyongyang, accusing President Donald Trump of blocking progress in inter-Korean relations.

15 Oct 2018

Donald Trump

Trump believes China also meddled in 2016 US presidential elections

US President Donald Trump has alleged China, in addition to Russia, meddled in the 2016 US presidential elections.

10 Oct 2018


UN Security Council needs to be reformed without delay: India

India has said that the UN Security Council needs to be reformed without delay or else it'll be left to nurse its self-inflicted wounds of "diminishing relevance" like terrorism, armed conflicts, and climate change.

05 Oct 2018

Nobel Prize

Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad win 2018 Noble Peace Prize

The 2018 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to Dr. Denis Mukwege, a Congolese gynecological surgeon, and Nadia Murad, the face of the women forced into sexual slavery by the Islamic State.

29 Sep 2018

United Nations (UN)

China defends blocking move to list Azhar Masood as global-terrorist

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has defended Beijing's repeated blockage of India's bids at the United Nations to list chief of Pakistan-based militant group Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), Azhar Masood as a global terrorist.

16 Sep 2018


Vice President Venkaiah Naidu invokes Nehru while addressing Serbian Parliament

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu invoked India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru in his address to the Serbian Parliament as he underlined the need to strengthen democratic policies by internalizing the concepts of freedom, dialogue, inclusion and the rule of law.

14 Sep 2018


India should shed 'world's largest arms importer' tag: Official

Secretary in Department of Defense Production (DP) Ajay Kumar today said India has overtaken China as the world's largest arms importer and should shed the tag.

27 Aug 2018


Iran to fight for lifting of US sanctions at ICJ

Iran will argue today against renewed sanctions imposed by the US, as a bitter legal battle between Iran and the US opens before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague, Netherlands.

14 Aug 2018

Saudi Arabia

New toll shows 40 children killed in Yemen bus attack

Forty children were among 51 people killed in a Saudi-led coalition air strike on a bus in rebel-held northern Yemen on Thursday, the Red Cross said today.

14 Aug 2018


Al-Qaeda 'ideologically inclined' to carry out attacks in India: UN

Al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS), the terror group's newest affiliate, is "ideologically inclined" to carry out attacks inside India but its capability is believed to be low and is relatively isolated owing to increased security measures in India, a UN report said.

11 Aug 2018

Saudi Arabia

UN calls for transparent, credible investigation into Yemen bus attack

The UN Security Council yesterday called for a credible and transparent investigation into the death of at least 29 children in a Saudi-led coalition attack on a bus in Yemen on Thursday.

21 Jun 2018

South Africa

South Sudan's warring leaders meet for first time since 2016

South Sudan President Salva Kirr met opposition leader Riek Machar on Thursday in Addis Ababa for the first time in almost two years amid efforts to end a five-year civil war.

23 May 2018


New report claims "sheer brutality" by Myanmar's Rohingyas on Hindus

In what could potentially change the narrative around Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims, a report by Amnesty International has made controversial allegations.

20 May 2018

Pakistan News

UNSC needs to be more consistent, unbiased in implementing-resolutions: Pakistan

During a Security Council debate in United Nations, Pakistan's Ambassador to the UN Maleeha Lodhi said the UN Security Council (UNSC) must end "selectivity" in implementing resolutions, especially long-standing "disputes" such as J&K and Palestine.

24 Apr 2018

Narendra Modi

Modi-Xi summit will look at big picture of Sino-Indian ties

The summit between PM Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping in Wuhan from April 27-28 will mostly be one-on-one where they will devote most of the time to discuss big picture of Sino-Indian relations rather than specific issues, an official said.

11 Apr 2018

Donald Trump

Trump warns Russia on Syria, says missiles 'will be coming'

US President Donald Trump today warned Russia about supporting Bashar al-Assad in Syria and said US missiles "will be coming" in retaliation for an alleged chemical weapons attack on civilians.

04 Apr 2018

Dawood Ibrahim

Hafiz Saeed, Dawood Ibrahim feature in UNSC's terrorist list

A total of 139 entities from Pakistan have been named in The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) consolidated list of terrorists- individuals and organizations.

25 Mar 2018


Fourfold increase in Liberian-women joining police, thanks to Indian peacekeepers

As the UN mission in Liberia successfully completes its mandate, the role of an all-female contingent of peacekeepers from India is being highlighted for inspiring women in the West African nation to become police officers.

25 Feb 2018

Russia News

#SyriaWar: UNSC unanimously votes for 30-day ceasefire in war-torn country

The United Nations Security Council unanimously voted in favor of a resolution demanding a 30-day ceasefire in war-torn Syria without delay.

04 Feb 2018

South Korea

UN Report: North Korea earned $200mn from banned exports, arms-sale

As per recent UN report, North Korea has earned nearly $200mn in 2017 by exporting banned commodities. It has also allegedly supplied weapons to Syria and Myanmar.

20 Jan 2018


India to Pakistan at UNSC meeting: Change mindset on terrorism

At the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), India made a no-holds barred attack on Pakistan.

17 Jan 2018

Pakistan News

'No case against Hafiz Saeed Sahib': Pakistan PM

In a shocking turn of events, Pakistan PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi told, in a television interview, that action cannot be taken against the alleged mastermind of 26/11 Mumbai terror attack, Hafiz Saeed as no case was registered against him in Pakistan.

01 Jan 2018

North Korea

Nuclear button always on my desk: Kim Jong-un

In his New Year's Day address, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un called for accelerated mass-production of nuclear warheads and missiles, vowing to continue the nuclear weapons program that stoked international tensions, leading to sanctions.

29 Dec 2017

North Korea

Trump accuses China of allowing oil transfers to North Korea

US President Donald Trump has tweeted that he's "very disappointed" with China following reports that it has allowed oil shipments to North Korea.

27 Dec 2017

North Korea

US imposes sanctions on North Korean missile developers

America has imposed sanctions on two North Korean officials who are allegedly responsible for developing the country's nuclear-capable ballistic missiles.

23 Dec 2017

North Korea

UN Security Council imposes tougher sanctions on North Korea

The UN Security Council (UNSC) has voted to impose tougher sanctions on North Korea over its continued nuclear and ballistic missile tests.

22 Dec 2017


US, India accuse Pakistan of giving safe havens to terrorists

India has told the UN Security Council (UNSC) that support for terror groups, including the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) "from outside Afghanistan" must stop.

18 Dec 2017

Donald Trump

UN Security Council to vote on Trump's Jerusalem announcement

The UN Security Council is set to vote today on a draft resolution calling for a withdrawal of US President Donald Trump's recent announcement recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

MSF: 6,700 Rohingya massacred in Myanmar in one month

At least 6,700 Rohingya Muslims were killed in the month after the outbreak of violence in Myanmar in August, according to aid group Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF).