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#UN Security Council

# un-security-council - Friday 5 January, 2018

Iran says that meeting of UN Security Council over mass protests is 'a preposterous example of US bullying'

At least 21 people have been killed and hundreds arrested amid anti-government rallies and unrest that began last week.

# un-security-council - Friday 22 December, 2017

UN security council slaps North Korea with new sanctions following last month's missile tests

It is the third raft of sanctions imposed on North Korea this year.

# un-security-council - Wednesday 30 August, 2017

North Korea ally China joins UN Security Council in condemning missile launch over Japan

North Korea’s only major ally said “we are going to make a necessary response”.

# un-security-council - Wednesday 5 July, 2017

UN Security Council to meet today as North Korea provokes the US with missile tests

Experts have said that the world security community should accept that North Korea will have long-range nuclear arms.

# un-security-council - Friday 27 January, 2017

'A child under the age of 10 dying every 10 minutes' - Threat of famine in Yemen

The UN has warned that famine is now a possible scenario for 2017.

# un-security-council - Saturday 31 December, 2016

UN Security Council endorses Syria ceasefire and plans for peace talks

The UN Security Council approves the Russian-drafted resolution on the Syria ceasefire.

# un-security-council - Saturday 24 December, 2016

Israel hits back strongly after landmark UN vote on its settlements

The vote sparked furtive Security Council debate on what else might be achieved for the Palestinians before Obama leaves office.

# un-security-council - Friday 23 December, 2016

America abstains as the UN condemns Israeli settlements

New Zealand had stepped in to replace a withdrawn Egyptian resolution demanding an end to Israeli settlements.

# un-security-council - Sunday 25 September, 2016

"War crimes are being committed here" - pressure ramped up on Russia to rein in bombing campaign

The eastern side of Syrian city Aleppo has been subjected to an “unprecedented” bombing campaign over the last four days.

# un-security-council - Sunday 22 March, 2015

American troops evacuated from Yemen as civil war approaches

The advance of rebel forces has continued.

# un-security-council - Wednesday 31 December, 2014

Israel warns of 'retaliatory steps' as Palestine signs up to International Criminal Court

Benjamin Netanyahu called Israel’s soldiers “the most moral army in the world”.

# un-security-council - Thursday 18 September, 2014

Deadly Ebola outbreak now a "threat to world peace"

That’s according to the UN Security Council, which met today.

# un-security-council - Monday 15 September, 2014

Nations meet in Paris to discuss how to defeat Islamic State

Representatives of 20 nations will take part.

# un-security-council - Friday 18 July, 2014

Palestine UN representative holds back tears during Security Council meeting

The US reaffirmed its strong support for Israel’s right to defend itself.

# un-security-council - Thursday 22 May, 2014

Eamon Gilmore calls for support on UN Syria, but Russia's already said no

The resolution will seek to refer Syria to the International Criminal Court.

# un-security-council - Monday 7 October, 2013

'A credit to the Assad regime': US welcomes Syria's chemical weapons disposal

Syria’s quick compliance with the destroying of chemical weapons stockpile has earned praise from US Secretary of State John Kerry.

# un-security-council - Tuesday 1 October, 2013

Column: Full, unimpeded access for all doctors is immediately needed in Syria

It is unacceptable that medical staff are being denied access to the world’s worst humanitarian crisis since the Cold War, writes Irish-Libyan doctor Dr Fatima Hamroush.

# un-security-council - Saturday 28 September, 2013

UN votes to order destruction of Syria's chemical weapons

The UN security council voted unamimounsly to back the deal proposed by the US and Russia. International experts are expected to start work in Syria next week

# un-security-council - Thursday 26 September, 2013

Syria will hand over chemical weapons after agreement

The UN Security Council has approved a deal that will see Syria destroying chemical weapons.

# un-security-council - Monday 16 September, 2013

UN chief: Report confirms chemical weapons "war crime" in Syria

Ban Ki-moon says UN invesigators have confirmed “unequivocally and objectively” that chemical weapons, including sarin, were used.

# un-security-council - Tuesday 10 September, 2013

France to submit resolution on Syria chemical weapons to UN

France says that the resolution would call on Syria to put its chemical weapons beyond use – or face action.

# un-security-council - Monday 24 June, 2013

Angelina Jolie calls on UN Security Council to act on war rapes

The actress asked the UN Security Council to make dealing with war zone rape a top priority.

# un-security-council - Friday 3 May, 2013

World Press Freedom Day: Syria now most dangerous place for journalists

It’s believed that 36 journalists have been killed there since 2011.

# un-security-council - Tuesday 12 March, 2013

Column: North Korea’s pursuit of the bomb should not be ignored

While a functioning nuclear weapon remains years away for North Korea, recent activities and statements will nevertheless have a worrying effect in Seoul, Washington and the wider world, writes Jason Douglas.

# un-security-council - Tuesday 12 February, 2013

UN Security Council vows action after North Korea nuclear test

Even North Korea’s sole international ally, China, was stern in its condemnation of the nuclear test and threats to the United States.

Ireland condemns North Korean nuclear test 'in strongest terms'

Eamon Gilmore adds his voice to a chorus of international opposition to North Korea’s nuclear explosive testing.

International condemnation as North Korea carries out third nuclear test

Claiming to have made a breakthrough with a ‘miniaturised’ device it would put the country a step closer to fitting a nuclear warhead on a ballistic missile.

# un-security-council - Tuesday 15 January, 2013

United Nations backs Mali intervention as more French troops on the way

Approval at the UN security council is likely to mean further support for France’s intervention in west Africa.

# un-security-council - Thursday 10 January, 2013

Tánaiste calls for Syrian crisis to be referred to International Criminal Court

Eamon Gilmore has joined three other Foreign Ministers to pen an opinion piece, published by CNN.

# un-security-council - Friday 28 December, 2012

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After Falklands invasion, Thatcher sought Haughey’s ‘urgent help’

Suggestions that Ireland would not support British efforts to ostracise Argentina after its invasion of the Falklands in April 1982 were met with warnings from diplomats in London.

# un-security-council - Tuesday 27 November, 2012

Britain still undecided on UN Palestinian vote: ambassador UN

Britain still undecided on UN Palestinian vote: ambassador

The nations’ UN ambassador says Britain believes the Palestinians should delay their application over fears the move could backfire.

# un-security-council - Thursday 4 October, 2012

Turkey pounds Syria in reprisal for deadly fire

Turkey has fired on Syrian targets this morning in reprisal for deadly cross-border fire yesterday, as tensions in the region sharply escalate.

# un-security-council - Friday 3 August, 2012

UN assembly hits out at Security Council failure on Syria

The Assembly overwhelmingly passed a resolution criticising the Security Council’s failure to act on the Syria conflict.

Hillary Clinton hopes for improved drones to find Kony

The US Secretary General was also focused on preserving a fragile peace between Sudan and South Sudan on her two day agenda of talks in East Africa.

# un-security-council - Saturday 14 July, 2012

UN lays blame for latest massacre on Syrian regime

More people have died in further violence a day after a massacre in the village of Treimsa left at least 118 people dead.

# un-security-council - Monday 28 May, 2012

UN condemns massacre in Syria in 'strongest possible terms'

Ban Ki-moon has confirmed evidence of artillery and mortar shelling at Houla, as well as “shootings at close range and severe physical abuse”. More than 90 people, including 32 children, were killed in the massacre.

# un-security-council - Thursday 24 May, 2012

Iran nuclear talks continue despite fears of impasse

Representatives of six world powers are holding talks with Iran in Baghdad over Iran’s nuclear fuel production.

# un-security-council - Tuesday 24 April, 2012

Satellites said to show Syria 'not abiding by truce'

Satellite imagery and other credible reports show that, despite its claims, Syria has failed to withdraw all of its heavy weapons from populated areas.

# un-security-council - Saturday 21 April, 2012

UN monitors thronged on visit to Syria opposition stronghold

Meanwhile, the UN Security Council has voted to expand the observer mission to 300 – and renewed the call for an immediate halt to violence.

# un-security-council - Friday 20 April, 2012

Clinton pushes for greater action on Syria

The US has increased the supports it is making available to the Syrian opposition.

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