SABC News - UN Security Council


Deterioration of DRC security raises concerns

Wednesday 22 March 2017 05:47

The deteriorating security situation in the DRC remains a source of major concern while violence and threats to civilians are no longer concentrated in the east of the country.


Incoming United Nations Security Council President Ambassador Matthew Rycroft says the council is not biased in any country.
Incoming UNSC chair rejects notion of anti-Israeli bias

Thursday 2 March 2017 06:41

The incoming president of the United Nations Security Council has rejected the notion of anti-Israeli bias among member states in the Council.


UN slams North Korea’s ballistic missile launches

Tuesday 14 February 2017 06:39

Members of the UN Security Council have strongly condemned ballistic missile launches by the Korea, most recently on February 11.


 Mohamed Abdullahi "Farmajo” victory is seen as a small step forward in a country still at war with a militant Al- Shabaab insurgency.
UN Security Council commends Somalia elections

Saturday 11 February 2017 15:00

The United Nations Security Council has welcomed the conclusion of the Somalia electoral process that ended with the election of President Mohamed Abdullahi "Farmajo".


While the exact implications of the US threat were unclear, the new administration signaled that President Donald Trump intended to do more, possibly including imposing new sanctions.
Trump adopts aggressive posture toward Iran after missile launch

Thursday 2 February 2017 12:49

The White House put Iran "on notice" on Wednesday for test-firing a ballistic missile and said it was reviewing how to respond.


Gambia’s President-elect Adama Barrow waves after his inauguration at Gambia’s embassy in Dakar, Senegal.
The questionable legality of military intervention in The Gambia

Saturday 21 January 2017 08:29

In Africa, as elsewhere, the key determinant on whether a military intervention takes place is political will rather than legality.


West Africa's regional bloc has put standby forces "on alert" in case Gambian president Yahya Jammeh does not step down.
West Africa regional bloc says forces 'on alert' for Gambia

Friday 23 December 2016 14:58

West Africa's regional bloc has put standby forces "on alert" in case Gambian president Yahya Jammeh does not step down.


US President-elect Donald Trump echoed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in urging the Obama administration to veto a UN Security Council draft resolution.
Trump, Netanyahu urge Obama to veto UN resolution on settlements

Thursday 22 December 2016 18:36

US President-elect Donald Trump echoed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in urging the Obama administration to veto a UN Security Council draft resolution.


Evacuations were suspended on Friday, a day after convoys of people had begun leaving the rebel sector under a deal allowing the regime to take full control of the battleground city.
350 people leave Aleppo despite halted evacuations

Monday 19 December 2016 07:25

Some 350 people were able to leave a rebel-held pocket of east Aleppo on Sunday.


Governmental Syrian forces fire into sky, celebrating their victory against rebels in eastern Aleppo, Syria December 12, 2016.
Sparks fly at the UN over Aleppo

Wednesday 14 December 2016 06:27

Russia has told the United Nations Security Council that military operations in the formerly rebel held Eastern Aleppo have ended.


UN close to slashing North Korea export earnings

Saturday 26 November 2016 14:48

The UN Security Council's five veto powers are close to approving new sanctions on North Korea to cut the state's earnings from exports by more than a quarter by targeting its coal exports to China.


An employee walks between front-end loaders which are used to move coal imported from North Korea at Dandong port in the Chinese border city of Dandong.
US challenges China's imports of North Korean coal amid sanctions

Saturday 29 October 2016 16:35

China announced in April that it would ban North Korean coal imports to comply with UN sanctions, though it made exemptions for deliveries intended for "livelihood purposes".


The Russian Defence Ministry said US jets had killed more than 60 Syrian soldiers in four air strikes by two F-16s and two A-10s coming from the direction of Iraq.
US-led forces strike Syrian troops, prompting emergency UN meeting

Sunday 18 September 2016 07:15

United States led coalition air strikes reportedly killed dozens of Syrian soldiers on Saturday, endangering a US-Russian brokered ceasefire.


Once aid is delivered and the ceasefire holds, the United States and Russia were to begin cooperating in jointly targeting Islamist rebel fighters in Syria.
UN Security Council to hear about US-Russia Syria deal

Friday 16 September 2016 14:47

The UN Security Council will hold an urgent meeting on Friday to hear details of a US-Russian deal on Syria as it weighs whether to endorse the agreement, diplomats said.


South Sudan President Salva Kiir address a news conference at the Presidential State House following renewed fighting in South Sudan's capital Juba.
South Sudan not yet acting on pledge to work with UN

Thursday 15 September 2016 06:28

UN peacekeeping chief Herve Ladsous said South Sudan's government had not taken any action on a pledge it made 10 days ago to cooperate on the deployment of more UN troops.


Fighting for control of Aleppo, split between its government-held west and rebel-held eastern neighborhoods, has intensified in recent weeks.
UN chief warns of unprecedented 'catastrophe' in Syria's Aleppo

Wednesday 17 August 2016 06:49

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned on Tuesday of an unprecedented "humanitarian catastrophe" in Syria's Aleppo.


United Nations (U.N.) High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein arrives for the 31st session of the Human Rights Council at the U.N. European headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.
South Sudan security forces killed, raped civilians -UN

Thursday 4 August 2016 15:41

At least 73 civilian deaths have been documented so far by the U.N., but it is believed the civilian death toll may turn out to be much higher.


UN Security Council extends AU Mission in Somalia

Thursday 7 July 2016 21:34

The UN Security Council has unanimously extended the mandate of the AU Mission in Somalia (Amisom) with a key strategic objective to eliminate the terrorist group Al-Shabaab.


North Korea missile test reaches new heights

Wednesday 22 June 2016 09:15

North Korea launched what appeared to be a second intermediate-range Musudan missile on Wednesday.


UN, Western donors urge Somalia to speed up vote process

Saturday 21 May 2016 17:46

Somalia' has been urged to speed up approval of new election rules to ensure an August vote is held on time, saying delays put recovery from conflict at risk.


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