- The Latest: Australia mulls sanctions after NKorea launch Updated: Feb-07-16 11:21 pm
SEOUL, South Korea - The Latest on North Korea's launch of a long-range rocket (all times local):
- UN condemns NKorea launch, pledges significant new sanctions Updated: Feb-07-16 9:35 pm
SEOUL, South Korea - The U.N. Security Council condemned North Korea's launch of a long-range rocket that world leaders called a banned test of ballistic missile technology and another "intolerable provocation." The U.N.'s most powerful body pledged to quickly adopt a new resolution with "significant" new sanctions.
- Obama, Xi discuss NKorea amid signs of rocket launch preps Updated: Feb-05-16 4:45 pm
WASHINGTON - The presidents of the U.S. and China agreed Friday that a planned rocket launch by North Korea would violate U.N. sanctions, the White House said, amid signs the isolated nation was moving closer to blastoff.
- Russia says it will offer new ideas to restart Syria talks Updated: Feb-05-16 4:24 pm
UNITED NATIONS - Facing Western criticism over the halt to Syria peace talks, Russia said Friday it plans to present new ideas on how to restart peace efforts at a meeting of nearly 20 key nations on Feb. 11.
- Obama, Xi coordinate response to NKorea provocations Updated: Feb-05-16 2:58 pm
WASHINGTON - The White House says President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping (shee jihn-peeng) agree that a planned ballistic missile test by North Korea would be another "provocative and destabilizing" action in violation of multiple U.N. Security Council resolutions.
- Pakistan commemorates 'Kashmir Day' Updated: Feb-05-16 9:49 am
ISLAMABAD - Pakistan's Prime Minister on Friday called for resolving the lingering issue of Kashmir in accordance with U.N. Security Council resolutions, saying the credibility of the global organization will be at stake if it fails to implement its own decisions.
- Seoul, Tokyo threaten to intercept N. Korean rocket debris Updated: Feb-04-16 4:37 am
SEOUL, South Korea - South Korea and Japan vowed to shoot down any debris that falls on their territories from a long-range rocket that North Korea plans to fire this month, with Seoul saying Thursday that it has detected launch preparations by Pyongyang.
- Venezuela's UN envoy: Not concerned about US investigations Updated: Feb-01-16 7:52 pm
UNITED NATIONS - Venezuela's ambassador to the United Nations dismissed the possibility of cooperating with U.S. investigations into billion-dollar bribery schemes that allegedly occurred at the country's state-run oil company while he was in charge.
- UN: Somali Cabinet has agreed on model for elections in 2016 Updated: Jan-28-16 11:52 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. envoy for Somalia said the Cabinet agreed Thursday on a model for elections later this year, calling the long-awaited decision "an important milestone" for the impoverished Horn of Africa nation grappling with Islamic extremist insurgents.
- UN: Ban stands by every word of Israeli settlement comments Updated: Jan-27-16 6:48 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The United Nations says Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stands by every word of his criticism of Israeli settlement-building this week and rejects Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's comment that the remarks justify terrorism.
- UN panel on Yemen: Consider creating commission of inquiry Updated: Jan-26-16 4:50 pm
- UN OKs mission to monitor future cease-fire in Colombia Updated: Jan-25-16 7:31 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. Security Council on Monday unanimously approved a resolution to establish a political mission to monitor and verify a future cease-fire in Colombia that would end Latin America's longest-running guerrilla conflict.
- 15 countries in arrears to UN including Venezuela lose vote Updated: Jan-22-16 11:20 pm
UNITED NATIONS - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has informed the General Assembly that 15 countries including oil producer Venezuela are in arrears in paying their annual contribution to the U.N. regular budget, which means they can't vote in the 193-member world body unless there are exceptional circumstances.
- Former Burundian president to UN: Investigate mass graves Updated: Jan-22-16 5:21 pm
BUJUMBURA, Burundi - Members of the U.N. Security Council should help investigate allegations of mass graves amid a wave of extrajudicial killings in Burundi, a former president said Friday as council members visited the turbulent country and met with its current president.
- Aid airdrops to Syria's besieged are called too dangerous Updated: Jan-22-16 11:14 am
UNITED NATIONS - As images and reports of starvation in besieged Syrian communities drew an international outcry and two rare aid convoys this month, an urgent question arose: Why not drop food and other needed supplies by air?
- New UN arrangements set out to monitor arms embargo on Iran Updated: Jan-21-16 8:42 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. Security Council has set out new arrangements to monitor an arms embargo on Iran and restrictions on its ballistic missiles and other programs that remain in place after its compliance with last summer's landmark nuclear deal and the lifting of U.N. and Western sanctions.
- Kerry: Some Iran sanctions relief likely to go to terrorists Updated: Jan-21-16 1:27 pm
DAVOS, Switzerland - It's likely that some of the billions of dollars in sanctions relief granted to Iran under a landmark nuclear deal will go to groups deemed to be terrorists, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Thursday. But, he added, he doesn't believe Iran will be able to use the freed-up cash to boost funding of malign activities if it is serious about revamping its economy.
- UN council visit to Burundi to push end to violence, talks Updated: Jan-19-16 9:15 pm
UNITED NATIONS - Members of the U.N. Security Council are going to Burundi later this week with three goals - to try to break the cycle of violence and prevent ethnic attacks from erupting, to promote peace talks, and to encourage respect for human rights, France's U.N. ambassador said Tuesday.
- The Latest: Massachusetts man freed from Iran returns home Updated: Jan-18-16 12:16 am
TEHRAN, Iran - The latest developments as Iran and world powers implement a landmark deal reached last year to curb Iran's nuclear activities in exchange for the lifting of international sanctions (all times local).
- Japan, US, S. Korea to work for strong warning to N. Korea Updated: Jan-16-16 5:35 am
TOKYO - Senior diplomats from the U.S., Japan and South Korea concurred Saturday on the need for a strong response in the U.N. Security Council to North Korea's recent nuclear test.
- UN envoy warns of risk of violence in Congo ahead of vote Updated: Jan-14-16 9:12 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. envoy for Congo warned Thursday of "the very real risks" of civil unrest and violence in the run-up to scheduled legislative and presidential elections in November.
- North Korea says nuclear test shows it could 'wipe out' US Updated: Jan-13-16 4:50 pm
UNITED NATIONS - North Korea's U.N. mission claimed Wednesday that its successful nuclear bomb test showed that it could now "wipe out" the United States, as the U.N. Security Council grappled with a response to the underground blast.
- Lax enforcement weakens UN sanctions on nuclear North Korea Updated: Jan-10-16 12:06 am
UNITED NATIONS - While the U.N. Security Council considers new sanctions on North Korea after its latest nuclear test, experts say existing sanctions are going unenforced.