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# 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.

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

Nine dead as Syrian troops shell Homs ahead of UN resolution vote

The reported bombardment came as the UN prepared to vote on a resolution authorising the deployment of the first wave of military observers to monitor the ceasefire.

# un-security-council - Friday 13 April, 2012

UN observers expected to monitor Syrian ceasefire

The Security Council is likely to vote today and a force of observers could be in Syria within days.

# un-security-council - Tuesday 10 April, 2012

Kofi Annan urges Syria to halt violence in 48 hours

The former head of the UN has urged the Syrian government to withdraw its troops and halt all violence within the next two days.

# un-security-council - Thursday 22 March, 2012

Clashes continue in Syria despite UN statement

The UN Security Council has called for a ceasefire to allow dialogue aimed at resolving the crisis and to allow humanitarian aid in.

# un-security-council - Sunday 12 February, 2012

Al-Qaeda chief urges outside help for Syria rebels

Ayman al-Zawahri calls on Muslims elsewhere in the Arab World to join the uprising against Syrian president Bashar Assad.

# un-security-council - Friday 10 February, 2012

Syria: 28 killed in Aleppo bomb blasts

Bashar Assad’s forces continue to bombard the city of Homs as the government said that military complexes in the economically important city of Aleppo had been targeted today.

# un-security-council - Thursday 9 February, 2012

'Internet freedom' is Government priority, Gilmore tells UN UN

'Internet freedom' is Government priority, Gilmore tells UN

The Tánaiste’s words to the Security Council come days after a controversy over the strengthening of online copyright legislation.

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Over a dozen dead as shelling of Syrian city of Homs continues

Scores of people have died in the last week alone as UN chief Ban Ki Moon said that the failure to agree a resolution on Syria at the UN Security Council has been “disastrous”.

# un-security-council - Tuesday 7 February, 2012

Syria: Shelling resumes in Homs as Russian foreign minister due for talks

Sergei Lavrov is in Damascus today but has remained tight-lipped about what he will tell Syrian officials after Russia’s veto of a UN resolution last week.

# un-security-council - Saturday 4 February, 2012

China and Russia veto UN security council resolution on Syria

Today’s vote follows days of negotiations and came amid reports of heavy casualties in Homs after Syrian forces fired mortars and artillery.

Up to 350 killed in sustained shelling in Syria

Syrian forces unleash a three-hour barrage of mortar bombs and artillery shells in Homs, with at least 200 people killed.

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

UN diplomats fail to reach agreement on Syria

Russia has said it will reject any resolution that can be interpreted as calling for regime change.

# un-security-council - Wednesday 21 December, 2011

US criticised over failure to condemn settlement construction in Palestine

Diplomats have condemned the lack of progress toward a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

# un-security-council - Wednesday 23 November, 2011

UN human rights committee condemns Syrian rights violations

Meanwhile, the severely mutilated body of a journalist has been discovered just one day after he was arrested while filming anti-government protests near Homs.

# un-security-council - Thursday 27 October, 2011

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# un-security-council - Wednesday 5 October, 2011

Russia and China veto UN Resolution on Syria

Meanwhile, Syrian TV has broadcast an interview with a woman who human rights groups had said was killed by security forces in July.

# un-security-council - Wednesday 21 September, 2011

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Obama to urge Abbas to drop bid for Palestinian statehood

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas will present a letter to the UN Security Council later, seeking recognition for an independent state.

# un-security-council - Thursday 25 August, 2011

Battles continue in Libya but still no sign of Gaddafi

Tripoli was reported to be much quieter overnight but still no sign of the embattled Muammar Gaddafi.

# un-security-council - Friday 19 August, 2011

Two killed as Syrian security forces fire on protesters

The killings come a day after the United States and its European allies called for President Bashar al-Assad to step down following five months of unrest.

# un-security-council - Thursday 11 August, 2011

UN envoy likens London riots to Syrian unrest

Despite admitting to security force mistakes, Syria’s regime remains defiant in the face of international condemnation.

# un-security-council - Wednesday 3 August, 2011

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UN Security Council condemns violence in Syria

The condemnation comes as tanks and troops attack the city of Hama for a fourth day. More than 1,700 civilians are believed to have died since March.

# un-security-council - Tuesday 2 August, 2011

Syria: As violence continues what will the UN do?

Meanwhile, Italy announced today it is recalling its ambassador to Syria. The Muslim holy month of Ramadan has so far seen no end to the violence.