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22 Aug 2020
The US aims to activate a "snapback" mechanism in the 2015 Iran nuclear deal that would restore international sanctions on Iran. The move escalates a dispute between the US and other members of the UN security council.
13 Jul 2020
After a one-week deadlock between Western countries and Russia and China, the UN Security Council voted to restart cross-border humanitarian aid to Syria, but with only a single access point into the war-torn country.
23 May 2020
The Norwegian Refugee Council slammed members of the UN Security Council for employing "kindergarten politics" at a time of global crisis. Hundreds of thousands have had to flee from their homes during a global pandemic.
11 May 2020
The UN Security Council was on the cusp of voting on a bill that would have supported a truce in global conflicts to better tackle the COVID-19 outbreak. The US prevented the vote, blaming China and the WHO.
7 Sep 2019
Nigeria moves to domesticate UN Security Council resolution
18 Aug 2019
Pakistan has requested that the UN Security Council meet over India abolishing Kashmir's special autonomous status. Tensions have escalated in the region, which has been disputed for more than 70 years.
17 Aug 2019
India says it will ease the restrictions on Kashmir after New Delhi decided to revoke Kashmir's autonomy. It comes as the UN Security Council decides whether to call an emergency meeting on Kashmir at Pakistan's request.
15 Apr 2019
Germany is supporting the Sudanese in the hope of free elections and has put the crisis on the UN Security Council's agenda. Berlin insists that ousted President Omar al-Bashir face trial for war crimes in The Hague.
6 Apr 2019
"And your time starts ... now." As Germany assumes the chair of the UN Security Council, the country's UN ambassador Christoph Heusgen has wasted little time in making some attention-grabbing changes.
9 Mar 2019
The international community is divided over Venezuela. The UN Security Council has failed to agree on two resolutions on the political crisis. Most African countries are, however, reluctant to position themselves.
1 Jan 2019
German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas says the Council must include more permanent members to reflect today's world order. He also said Germany will not "shun its responsibility" for global conflict resolution.
3 Feb 2017
US President Donald Trump has said, "nothing is off the table" as his administration considers its response to an Iranian missile test. The White House says the test violated a UN Security Council resolution, and that it has put Tehran on notice.

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4 hours ago
The Africa Cup of Nations tournament in Cameroon has been filled with drama but not that many onlookers. The government is aiming to try and fill up empty stadiums as supporters prefer fan zones. But first, one protester is killed in Sudan as two top US diplomats arrive in the country to try to speak to all sides involved in the deepening crisis. And in a major step for the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic in Africa, South Africa has opened a new vaccine plant, the first on the continent to cover the entire process from start to finish.
6 hours ago
Police in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo have detained members of a group allegedly linked to the killing of Italy's ambassador last year as well as more recent kidnappings of NGO workers, a provincial police chief said on Tuesday.
6 hours ago
Ambassadors of Israel and Germany say denying the Holocaust threatens peaceful coexistence worldwide. Their appeal comes 80 years after the Wannsee Conference, where Nazis discussed the extermination of Europe's Jews.
7 hours ago
Athletes travelling to next month's Beijing Olympics were warned on Tuesday (January 18) about speaking up on human rights issues while in China for their own safety by speakers at a seminar hosted by Human Rights Watch. Rights groups have long criticized the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for awarding the Games to China, citing the treatment by the Chinese government of the Uyghurs and other Muslim minority groups, which the United States has deemed genocide.
7 hours ago
Pakistan is the world's fourth largest producer of milk. Domestic demand is strong and some 90 percent of the population consumes untreated raw milk. This provides an opportunity for corrupt retailers but also for farmers who are trying to survive inflation and falling profits. Some use illegal methods to increase the volume of the precious liquid – diluting milk with tap water is one of the most widespread techniques. Others even create fake milk from chemicals. Faced with this serious threat to public health, the authorities in Punjab province have stepped into action, as our correspondents report.
8 hours ago
Child trafficking is often described as modern day slavery. despite legal and social measures aimed at combating the practice, it remains rife in a number of west african countries.