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Seven countries seek UN council meeting on Myanmar

Seven countries seek UN council meeting on Myanmar

France, Britain, the United States and four other countries have asked the UN Security Council to meet next week to discuss the ongoing violence in Myanmar, according to a request seen by AFP on Friday. The seven countries including Egypt, Kazakhstan, Senegal and Sweden want UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to brief the council on Myanmar’s […]

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U.N. sanctions on N. Korea a ‘small step’ – Trump

U.N. sanctions on N. Korea a ‘small step’ – Trump

Washington – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday the U.N. sanctions on North Korea agreed this week were a small step and nothing compared to what would have to happen to deal with the country’s nuclear program. U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin warned China, North Korea’s main ally and trading partner, that if it […]

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N.Korea rejects UN sanctions resolution, warns US

N.Korea rejects UN sanctions resolution, warns US

Geneva – North Korea today rejected a UN Security Council resolution imposing tougher sanctions and said the United States would soon face the “greatest pain” it had ever experienced. Pyongyang’s ambassador Han Tae Song, addressing the UN-sponsored Conference on Disarmament in Geneva, said: “The Washington regime fired up for political, economic, and military confrontation, (is) […]

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Worried UN chief says N.Korea crisis is worst ‘in years’

Worried UN chief says N.Korea crisis is worst ‘in years’

Paris – UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, in an interview published Sunday, said the showdown over North Korea’s nuclear and missile programme was the world’s worst crisis “in years” and had left him deeply worried. “To date, we have had wars which have been initiated after a well thought-out decision,” Guterres said in an interview […]

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UN Council unanimously condemns North Korea missile test

UN Council unanimously condemns North Korea missile test

United States – The UN Security Council denounced North Korea’s latest missile test Tuesday, unanimously demanding that Pyongyang halt the program after a rocket was fired over Japan into the Pacific. The 15-nation body maintained its unity after Kim Jong-Un’s latest provocation, with China and Russia agreeing to sign up to a statement condemning his […]

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Guatemala faces crisis after president turns on UN man

Guatemala faces crisis after president turns on UN man

Guatemala faced a fresh political crisis Sunday as President Jimmy Morales tried to expel a UN official investigating him for suspected corruption, but was overruled by the courts. The row comes two years since another graft affair that toppled a former president in the Central American country of 15 million people. Morales on Sunday turned […]

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Iraq must do more for IS sex abuse victims – UN

Iraq must do more for IS sex abuse victims – UN

Geneva – Iraq must do more to ensure that thousands of women and girls who survived sexual violence by Islamic State group jihadists receive care, protection and justice, the UN said Tuesday. In a fresh report, the UN Assistance Mission to Iraq (UNAMI) and the UN rights office also warned that the children born as […]

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North Korea ready to teach US ‘severe lesson’, says UN abused its authority

North Korea ready to teach US ‘severe lesson’, says UN abused its authority

Manila – North Korea is ready to give the United States a “severe lesson” with its strategic nuclear force if it takes military action against it, and will not put its nuclear program or its missiles on the negotiating table, it said in a statement to a regional meeting on Monday. In a transcript of […]

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Two German UN peacekeepers killed in Mali helicopter crash

Two German UN peacekeepers killed in Mali helicopter crash

Two German UN peacekeepers were killed Wednesday when their helicopter crashed as they were monitoring clashes in northern Mali, German and UN officials said. UN diplomats confirmed that the attack helicopter and the crew had been supplied by Germany to MINUSMA, the UN mission in Mali. “Sadly we now know that two Bundeswehr (German army) […]

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US prepared to use force on North Korea ‘if we must’ – U.N. envoy

US prepared to use force on North Korea ‘if we must’ – U.N. envoy

The United States cautioned on Wednesday it was ready to use force if need be to stop North Korea’s nuclear missile program but said it preferred global diplomatic action against Pyongyang for defying world powers by test launching a ballistic missile that could hit Alaska. U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley told a […]

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