Latest United Nations Security Council News

UN envoy: Only peace can end Israel-Palestinian violence

Aug. 08, 2022 20:02 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The top U.N. Mideast envoy warned Monday that the ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian militants is “fragile” and the “cycles of violence" will only stop when an independent Palestinian state lives side-by-side with Israel. Tor Wennesland called on...

Cease-fire between Palestinians, Israel takes effect in Gaza

Aug. 08, 2022 00:33 AM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A cease-fire between Israel and Palestinian militants took effect late Sunday in a bid to end nearly three days of violence that killed dozens of Palestinians and disrupted the lives of hundreds of thousands of Israelis. The flare-up was the worst...

UN experts: Rwandan forces operate with M23 rebels in Congo

Aug. 04, 2022 17:01 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. experts say they have “solid evidence” that members of Rwanda’s armed forces are conducting operations in volatile eastern Congo in support of the M23 rebel group, which is waging a major offensive in the mineral-rich region that has caused deaths and massive...

Russia's foreign minister makes official visit to Myanmar

Aug. 03, 2022 05:11 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov arrived Wednesday in Myanmar for an official visit that Moscow said will include discussions with the military government on security and economic issues, the Russian news agency TASS reported. Russia is a major supporter of...

The downside: US strike shows Afghanistan still terror base

Aug. 02, 2022 18:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is holding out the CIA operation that killed al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahri as a monumental strike against the global terror network responsible for the Sept. 11 attacks of 2001. But there's a downside, too. The drone strike also is...

US envoy: Russia intends to dissolve Ukraine from world map

Jul. 30, 2022 23:13 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said Friday there should no longer be any doubt that Russia intends to dismantle Ukraine “and dissolve it from the world map entirely.” Linda Thomas-Greenfield told the U.N. Security Council that the United States...

UN relaxes arms embargo on Central African Republic

Jul. 30, 2022 02:34 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council voted Friday to relax the arms embargo against the Central African Republic, a disappointment to its government, which sought a complete lifting of the ban on the sale or transfer of weapons and ammunition. The vote was 10-0 with...

UN resolution recognizes right to clean, healthy environment

Jul. 28, 2022 22:47 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly overwhelmingly approved a resolution Thursday recognizing the right to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment, a vote Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called “historic.” The vote in the 193-member world body was 161-0 with...

India expresses deep concern about executions in Myanmar

Jul. 28, 2022 22:14 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India has expressed "deep concern" at Myanmar’s executions of four political prisoners, joining other nations in condemning the hangings and raising concerns about a setback to efforts to bring peace to the country. The former lawmaker and three activists were...

UN extends Libya mission for 3 months at Russia's insistence

Jul. 28, 2022 21:46 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council voted Thursday to extend its political mission in Libya, but at Russia's insistence for only three months rather than a year-long mandate. The council's three African members abstained to protest Russia’s blocking the longer...