Latest United Nations Security Council News

The United States tells Rwanda and Congo they must 'walk back from the brink of war'

Feb. 20, 2024 22:34 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States told Rwanda and Congo on Tuesday that they “must walk back from the brink of war,” the sharpest warning yet of a looming conflict between the African neighbors. U.S. deputy ambassador Robert Wood delivered the warning at an emergency...

The US vetoes an Arab-backed UN resolution demanding an immediate humanitarian cease-fire in Gaza

Feb. 20, 2024 16:14 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States on Tuesday vetoed an Arab-backed and widely supported U.N. resolution demanding an immediate humanitarian cease-fire in the Israel-Hamas war in the embattled Gaza Strip, saying it would interfere with negotiations on a deal to free hostages abducted in...

US circulates rival UN resolution for temporary Gaza cease-fire after rejecting Arab proposal

Feb. 19, 2024 14:35 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States has circulated a rival U.N. Security Council resolution that would support a temporary cease-fire in Gaza after rejecting an Arab-backed resolution demanding an immediate humanitarian cease-fire in the conflict-wracked territory. The U.S....

UN Security Council to vote Tuesday on resolution demanding Gaza ceasefire, US vows to use its veto

Feb. 18, 2024 19:44 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council is expected to vote Tuesday on an Arab-backed resolution demanding an immediate humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza, which the United States announced it will veto. Algeria, the Arab representative on the council, put the draft resolution...

UN envoy says Libya will slide into `disintegration' if politicians don't move toward elections

Feb. 15, 2024 17:47 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. special envoy for Libya warned the country’s feuding political actors Thursday that if they don’t urgently form a unified government and move toward elections the oil-rich North African nation will slide into “disintegration.” Abdoulaye...

US secretary of state assures Western Balkans of support for path toward European Union integration

Feb. 15, 2024 14:54 PM EST

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken visited Albania on Thursday to reaffirm relations with a key partner in the region and assure Western Balkan countries of Washington’s support for their integration into the European Union. Blinken met with top...

Russia and China clash with US and UK over attacks on Yemen rebels for strikes on Red Sea ships

Feb. 14, 2024 20:32 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia and China on Wednesday accused the United States and Britain of illegally attacking military sites used by Yemen’s Houthi rebels to launch missiles at commercial vessels in the Red Sea, disrupting global shipping. U.S. deputy ambassador Robert Wood...

UN chief warns climate chaos and food crises threaten global peace: 'Empty bellies fuel unrest'

Feb. 14, 2024 13:59 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations chief warned Tuesday that climate chaos and food crises are increasing threats to global peace, telling a high-level U.N. meeting that climate disasters imperil food production and “empty bellies fuel unrest.” Secretary-General Antonio...

Russia and West clash over Ukraine at Security Council meeting ahead of war anniversary

Feb. 12, 2024 21:08 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia accused the West on Monday of sabotaging agreements that would have prevented the war in Ukraine – but the U.S. and its allies put the blame squarely on Moscow, saying there is no escaping that President Vladimir Putin ordered the invasion of its smaller neighbor. ...

UN experts investigating 58 suspected North Korean cyberattacks valued at about $3 billion

Feb. 09, 2024 23:12 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. experts say they are investigating 58 suspected North Korean cyberattacks between 2017 and 2023 valued at approximately $3 billion, with the money reportedly being used to help fund its development of weapons of mass destruction. And the high volume of...