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China claims 'progress' made to blacklist Masood Azhar in UNSC, questions US resolution push

When asked if the "progress" was meant to resolve the issue of listing Azhar as a global terrorist, Geng said "Yes. The US knows that very well." The official, however, refused to provide further information.

Explained: What next after China’s block to designate Masood Azhar as global terrorist

Beijing has once again blocked New Delhi’s move to get Jaish chief Azhar listed by UN as a global terrorist. Yet there are some takeaways for India in the way it has lobbied support. Where can this lead to?


UNSC members may be forced to take "other actions" on Masood Azhar's listing, diplomats warn China

Azhar masterminded many audacious attacks on India, including the 2001 Parliament strike and the recent Pulwama carnage in February that pushed both India and Pakistan to the brink of war.

Heat on, Pakistan pledges UNSC curbs on terror but lets JuD get away

The new sanctions will directly affect the Jaish-e-Mohammad, the Lashkar-e-Taiba, the JuD and its chief Hafiz Saeed but not Jaish chief Masood Azhar, who is not listed as per the UNSC resolution 1267 sanctions committee.

Security Council regrets Somalia's expulsion of UN envoy

Somali officials say Haysom meddled in their internal matters when he raised concerns about the basis for the arrest of Mukhtar Robow.

India slams UNSC Sanctions Committees for 'opacity', 'lack of accountability'

Akbaruddin also voiced concern that the Council has failed to provide leadership on issues which are contested in spaces which no state controls, but all rely for their security and prosperity – the global commons.


UN Security Council needs to be reformed without delay: India

Akbaruddin said that neither the General Assembly was addressing developmental and normative aspects nor was the Security Council addressing the peace and security implications.

UN Security Council expected to back Libya elections in December

Libya plunged into chaos following a 2011 uprising that toppled and later killed longtime dictator Moammar Gadhafi. Since 2014, the country has been split between rival governments and parliaments based in the western and eastern regions.

UNSC calls upon Taliban to go ahead with peace talks without any preconditions

The members of the Security Council also welcomed ongoing international efforts to advance peace and stability in Afghanistan.

UN Security Council considers demand for 30-day Syria ceasefire

A resolution, drafted by Sweden and Kuwait, was circulated to the 15-member council on Friday. It needs nine votes in favour and no vetoes by Russia, China, the United States, Britain or France.