Latest United Nations Security Council News

Russia and China block new UN sanctions on 5 North Koreans

Jan. 20, 2022 18:35 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia and China blocked the U.N. Security Council on Thursday from imposing sanctions on five North Korean officials in response to Pyongyang’s recent ballistic missile tests, a decision criticized by the United States which sought to impose penalties over their roles in...

Palestinian minister: Biden moving too slow on pushing peace

Jan. 20, 2022 11:05 AM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad Malki criticized U.S. President Joe Biden on Wednesday for moving too slowly to reverse all of the Trump administration’s adverse policies against the Palestinians and not using Washington's special relationship to pressure Israel to...

Africa renews push for favorable UN Security Council reforms

Jan. 20, 2022 11:02 AM EST

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on Thursday urged U.N. Security Council reforms that would give Africa permanent representation there, saying such changes would prevent “aggression against Africa.” Museveni spoke at a meeting attended by high-ranking...

Israel evicts Palestinians from disputed Jerusalem property

Jan. 19, 2022 13:32 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police on Wednesday evicted Palestinians from a disputed property in a flashpoint Jerusalem neighborhood and demolished the building, leaving some 15 people homeless on a cold, rainy day in the wake of a tense standoff earlier this week. The predawn...

Indonesian militant gets 15 years in jail over Bali attacks

Jan. 19, 2022 05:52 AM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An Islamic militant who eluded capture for 18 years was sentenced to 15 years in prison on Wednesday after an Indonesian court found him guilty of hiding information about the 2002 Bali bombings from authorities and harboring other suspects. Prosecutors...

UN: Worse now for women peace builders than before COVID

Jan. 18, 2022 20:49 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Women seeking to participate in shaping and building peace and defending human rights face a “vastly worse” situation now than they did before the COVID-19 pandemic, the United Nations human rights chief said Tuesday. Michelle Bachelet told the U.N....

Satellite photos show aftermath of Abu Dhabi oil site attack

Jan. 18, 2022 14:54 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Satellite photos obtained by The Associated Press on Tuesday appear to show the aftermath of a fatal attack on an oil facility in the capital of the United Arab Emirates claimed by Yemen's Iran-backed Houthi rebels. Monday's attack brought the...

UN council demands Yemen's Houthis release UAE ship and crew

Jan. 14, 2022 15:29 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council on Friday condemned the seizure of a United Arab Emirates ship and demanded that Yemen’s Houthi rebels immediately release the vessel and its crew. A press statement from the U.N.’s most powerful body called on all sides “to...

US hits NKorean officials with sanctions after missile test

Jan. 12, 2022 21:45 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Wednesday slapped sanctions on five North Korean officials in its first response to Pyongyang’s latest ballistic missile test and later announced it will also seek new U.N. sanctions. The Treasury Department said it was imposing...

UN: Yemen's escalating war spurs hunger and collapse

Jan. 12, 2022 17:08 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Escalating military action in Yemen displaced more than 15,000 people over the past month, killed or injured more than 350 civilians in December and left the Arab world’s poorest nation facing growing hunger and economic collapse with no political solution in sight, senior...