Latest United Nations Security Council News

US accuses Russia of weaponizing food in Ukraine war

May. 19, 2022 20:46 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken accused Russia on Thursday of weaponizing food and holding grain for millions of people around the world hostage to help accomplish what its invasion of Ukraine has not -- “to break the spirit of the Ukrainian people.” ...

UN: Mali pullout from counterterrorism force `unfortunate'

May. 18, 2022 23:46 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N.’s top political official for Africa called Mali’s decision to withdraw from the Sahel regional counterterrorism force “unfortunate and regrettable” Wednesday, especially at a time of increasing terrorist activity and insecurity. Assistant...

UN envoy warns that Iraq's `streets are about to boil over'

May. 17, 2022 23:51 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. special envoy for Iraq warned its political leaders Tuesday that “the streets are about to boil over” because of their deadlock and failure to address a host of issues, including the suffering of ordinary people and armed groups firing rockets with impunity. ...

UN envoy: Talks on now to extend Yemen's 2-month cease-fire

May. 17, 2022 19:17 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — With just two weeks left in a two-month cease-fire in Yemen, the U.N. envoy to the war-torn country said Tuesday that talks with the government and Houthi rebels are going on right now and he hopes the truce will be extended. But Hans Grundberg was wary of...

1st commercial flight in years takes off from Yemen's Sanaa

May. 16, 2022 09:37 AM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The first commercial flight in six years took off from Yemen’s rebel-held capital on Monday, officials said, part of a fragile truce in the county’s grinding civil war. The flight by national carrier Yemenia — also known as Yemen Airways — was bound for...

Live updates | Zelenskyy: No one can predict length of war

May. 13, 2022 23:23 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine — President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said although Ukrainians are doing everything they can to drive out the Russians, “no one today can predict how long this war will last.” “This will depend, unfortunately, not only on our people, who are already giving their...

UN condemns killing of Palestinian-American journalist

May. 13, 2022 22:30 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council on Friday night strongly condemned the killing of Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh and called for “an immediate, thorough, transparent, and fair and impartial investigation.” A press statement was approved by the...

Live updates | Russia-Ukraine War

May. 12, 2022 23:50 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine —Ukrainian officials say their forces took out another Russian ship in the Black Sea. Oleksiy Arestovych, an adviser to the Ukrainian president, said late Thursday the Vsevolod Bobrov logistics ship was struck as it was trying to deliver an anti-aircraft system to...

UN holds emergency meeting on Taliban crackdown on women

May. 12, 2022 23:01 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council held emergency closed consultations Thursday on the Taliban’s latest crackdown on Afghan women as it considered a presidential statement that would express deep concern at the new ban by Afghanistan's rulers on women leaving home “without...

UN: Ukraine war is `child rights crisis' with school attacks

May. 12, 2022 20:18 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The war in Ukraine is a “child rights crisis” where education is under attack, nearly 100 youngsters have been killed in just the last month, and millions more have been forced to flee their homes, the U.N. children’s agency said Thursday. Omar Abdi,...