Posts tagged as: UN Security Council

Security Council demands access to MH17 wreckage


United States, Europe and Australia pulled on Monday Russia’s support for an international investigation of the carsh last week, a Malaysia Airlines jetliner flying over eastern Ukraine. Hours after President Barack Obama denounced responsibility for his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin at the obstructionism of the investigation, the Security Council of the UN unanimously adopted a […]

Pakistan calls for halt to US drone strikes

Speaking at the High-level meeting of the UN Security Council, Adviser to the Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs, Mr. Sartaj Aziz, has called for an end to the use of drone strikes. The Adviser reiterated Pakistan’s stance that drone strikes violated international law, including international humanitarian law, and were also detrimental to […]

Nawaz Sharif to raise US drone issue at UN: Sartaj Aziz

Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif, will raise the issue of American drone strikes in its tribal regions at various U.N. forums in the course of the General Assembly session,  Adviser on National Security and Foreign Affairs, Sartaj Aziz, has said. In an interview in New York, Aziz said that such strikes are “counterproductive” as they lead […]

NA demands hand over of Guru body to family

The National Assembly on Thursday unanimously passed a resolution demanding that body of Afzal Guru be handed over to his family members for proper burial.   The National Assembly also called upon the Indian government to lift curfew from occupied Kashmir, repeal black laws imposed on Kashmiri people, ensure freedom of media and allow free exercising […]

Osama removed from UN Security Council’s sanction list

The U.N. Security Council has announced it has removed Osama bin Laden’s name from a list of sanctioned members of al-Qaeda.   The al-Qaeda leader was killed in a U.S. military raid on his compound in Abbottabad, in May 2011, the action condemned by Pakistan as violation of its sovereignty.   The Security Council approved […]

Pakistan urges UNSC to take steps to protect civilians in armed conflict

Pakistan has urged the UN Security Council to take “impartial” action in a bid to protect civilians on the ground in situations of armed conflict.   “It is a grim reality that today in armed conflicts around the globe, civilians account for the vast majority of  casualties,” Pakistan UN Ambassador told the 15-member Council in […]

Palestine vote: United Nations recognize state of Palestine

The United Nations voted overwhelmingly to recognize a Palestinian state, a long-sought victory for the Palestinians and an embarrassing diplomatic defeat for the United States. The resolution upgrading the Palestinians  status to a nonmember observer state at the UN was approved by a vote of 138-9, with 41 abstentions, in the 193-member world body.   […]

UN Security Council imposes sanctions against Haqqani Network

The United Nations (UN) Security Council has imposed sanctions against the Pakistan-based Haqqani Network which is accused of carrying out a number of deadly attacks in the region, particularly in Afghanistan.   The UN committee that oversees sanctions against the Taliban imposed global sanctions on the fierce militant group considered a major threat to the […]

Syria: Ban Ki-Moon recommends a withdrawal of UN observers in Damascus

The UN Secretary General has recommended the UN mission in Syria to be redirected from a more political to a small military component In a report released while a hundred Western and Arab countries are meeting in the conference of Friends of the Syrian People in Paris, Mr. Ban wants to “maximise the capabilities of […]

Human Rights Watch reports systematic use of torture in Syria

The NGO on Tuesday, published a an 81-page report on the Syrian government’s systematic use of torture under the title “Archipelago of torture” “Torture continues in Syria today and is the product of the government,” says the head of Human Rights Watch, Nadim Houry. On Tuesday, the NGO published an 81-page report on the use […]

Iran looking to intervene to put an end to conflict in Syria

Iran, an ally to Damascus, is looking to use its ‘good relations’ with Turkey and Syria to defuse tensions in the region Iranian authorities feel that it is important to resolve a “very sensitive” issue following the shooting down of a Turkish jet by Syrian forces a few days back. The incident has become a […]

Arab League calls on Russia to stop supplying arms to Russia

The Arab League has asked Russia to stop supplying weapons to Bashar Al-Assad’s forces who are using arms against civilians While talking to Russian news agency Interfax, Ahmed Ben Helli, the number 2 of the League has asked Russians to stop helping the current Syrian regime. “Any aid to violence must stop, because when you […]


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