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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wednesday 22 June 2016 09:15
North Korea launched what appeared to be a second intermediate-range Musudan missile on Wednesday.
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.
Wednesday 11 May 2016 21:29
The UN Security Council has observed a moment of silence for the victims of terrorist attacks globally during an open debate on countering the narratives and ideologies of terrorism.
Wednesday 4 May 2016 05:46
The United Nations Security Council has unanimously passed a resolution condemning attacks against medical facilities or medical and humanitarian personnel exclusively engaged in their duties.
Wednesday 27 April 2016 21:19
The State of Palestine’s Ambassador to the United Nations says South Africans inspire his people to continue their struggle for freedom.
Thursday 10 March 2016 06:47
Members of the UN Security Council are negotiating a draft resolution that would tackle the escalation in sexual exploitation by UN peacekeepers, particularly in Africa.
Thursday 11 February 2016 06:17
The United Nations has warned that up to 300 000 people living in the Syria's second city of Aleppo could soon be cut off from humanitarian aid.
Monday 8 February 2016 06:56
The United Nations Security Council will adopt a new resolution in the coming days expanding the sanctions regime against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.
Wednesday 3 February 2016 17:03
It is all well and fair for the AU to meet periodically to take stock, but such gatherings will lose significance if the world can stop to take Africans as serious as they’d like to be taken.
Friday 22 January 2016 14:39
UN Security Council diplomats told Burundi officials on Friday that a crisis that has left hundreds dead had to be resolved by dialogue.
Thursday 14 January 2016 05:52
A United Nations Security Council visit to Burundi later this month becomes the latest effort by the international community to establish a political process in Burundi.
Tuesday 17 November 2015 05:41
Members of the UN Security Council have observed a minute’s silence in tribute to the victims of recent attacks in Paris.