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UNSC expresses concern over situation in Myanmar

Expressing concern over the situation, the UN Security Council called for immediate steps to end the violence, de-escalate the situation and re-establish law and order.

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Major U.S. allies in Asia welcome new U.N. Security Council sanctions on N.Korea

“We don’t take pleasure in further strengthening sanctions today. We are not looking for war,” U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley told the council after the vote. “The North Korean regime has not yet passed the point of no return.”

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US calls for UN Security Council vote on North Korea on Monday

The United States wants the Security Council to impose an oil embargo on North Korea, ban its exports of textiles and the hiring of North Korean laborers abroad, and to subject leader Kim Jong Un to an asset freeze and travel ban, according to a draft resolution seen by Reuters on Wednesday.

UN alarmed at killings in Burundi and threatens sanctions

The council said it remains “deeply concerned” at the political situation and the government’s failure to implement a resolution adopted last year calling for the deployment of 228 UN police and human rights monitors.

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US supports UN Security Council reforms: Nikki Haley

Haley, the first Indian-American to hold a Cabinet rank position in any presidential administration, was responding to a question from Congressman Ami Bera, who supported India’s membership to the UN Security Council.

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UN security council: ‘US supports India’s bid for permanent membership’

Reiterating support for India’s quest to enter the elite club, Power said, “Let me affirm that we support a reformed UN Security Council that includes India as a permanent member.”

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India hits out at UN Security Council over lack of transparency in peacekeeping operations

“We are dismayed at the opaque manner in which the Security Council continues mandate peace operations, without any accountability or transparency,” India’s Permanent Representative to the UN said.

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UN Security Council to discuss pause in air strikes on Yemen

UN rights chief Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein has said that the country was “on the verge of total collapse.”

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Reform of UNSC should be through consensus, say Pakistan, China

Sharif had told Obama that India’s permanent membership in the UNSC is unacceptable to Pakistan.

Iran moves closer to nuclear deal

Iran says its program is solely for energy production and medical research purposes.

Israel tells UN Security Council will defend itself against Hezbollah militants

“Israel will not stand by as Hezbollah targets Israelis,” Israel’s UN Ambassador Ron Prosor said.

Iran nuclear talks get down to nitty-gritty

It could resolve a 12-year standoff, silence talk of war, help normalise Iran’s relations with the West.

Palestinians urge UN to demand Israel end settlements

But no resolution was adopted and there was no Security Council statement condemning Israel.

UN Security Council to hold emergency meet on latest Israel-Palestine tensions

The UN Security Council will hold an emergency meeting on recent tensions between Israel and the Palestinians.

Turkey fails in bid to join UN Security Council

Special attention had been on Turkey as it is under growing pressure to do more about the war in Syria pushing up against its border.