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Russia capable of much more in Syria, says Putin

Russia’s president Vladimir Putin has said his country is using “far from everything we are capable of” in its ongoing…

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UN Security Council unanimously endorses Syrian peace plan

The United Nations (UN) Security Council has unanimously backed a resolution that outlines a peace process in conflict-hit

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UN adopts resolution to step up action against Islamic State

The United Nations (UN) Security Council has adopted a resolution to “redouble” action against the Islamic State militant group in…

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Turnbull doesn't rule out Australian peacekeepers for Syria

Australia’s prime minister Malcolm Turnbull has indicated that Australia could send peacekeepers to Syria

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South Sudan peace deal: UN urges warring sides to honor ceasefire

Both parties in the South Sudan conflict have been warned of a weapons embargo and other…

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MH17 disaster: Russia vetoes draft UN resolution for international tribunal

Russia has vetoed a draft resolution at the United Nations (UN) to set up an international tribunal…

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Malaysia Airlines flight MH17: Australia seeks UN backing for international tribunal

The Australian government has urged the UN security council to support the setting up of an international tribunal for prosecuting…

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Japan's security council backs bid to build submarines for Australia

Japan has entered the race to help build new state-of-the-art submarines for Australian navy. Japan’s security council…

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Yemen: UN considering Russia's call for pause in air attacks

The UN Security Council is mulling over a Russian call for a pause in the air campaign in Yemen for…

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Back military action against Houthi rebels, Yemen's President urges UN

Yemen’s ousted president Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi has urged the United Nations security council to support military action against the Houthi…

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Amnesty International urges UNSC Members to give up veto power in cases of genocide

Amnesty International has called upon the UN Security Council’s five permanent members to give up their veto power in cases…

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Ukraine ceasefire: US warns Russia of 'rising costs'

Accusing Russia of violating the ceasefire agreement reached in Minsk, the US has warned that the “costs to Russia” would…

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Yemen: UN adopts resolution, urges Houthi rebels to cede power

Adopting a unanimous resolution, the United Nations Security Council has demanded that Yemen’s Shia Houthi rebels, who ousted the government…

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Saudi Arabia: King Salman reshuffles cabinet, appoints new intelligence chief

In a major reshuffle of his cabinet just a week after acceding to the throne, Saudi Arabia’s King Salman…

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Draft Palestinian peace plan submitted to UN Security Council

A draft resolution putting forward a Palestinian timetable for securing a peace deal with Israel was submitted to the United…

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ICC prosecutor suspends investigations into Darfur war crimes

Fatou Bensouda, the International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor, has suspended her probe into war crimes in Darfur, citing lack of…

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UN strives to make North Korea accountable for human rights violations

The human rights committee of the United Nations general assembly has approved a resolution calling for the security council to…

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'Hold North Korean leaders accountable for crime against humanity'

Michael Kirby, the head of a UN panel inquiring into human rights in North Korea, has said that the country’s…

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Venezuela secures UN security council seat

Venezuela has been elected to the United Nations (UN) security council, garnering 181 votes from member states for one of…

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Mahmoud Abbas urges UN to support deadline for Israel's withdrawal

Mahmoud Abbas has urged the United Nations security council to back a resolution setting an unambiguous deadline for Israeli withdrawal…

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