There are now fears the country is on the brink of civil war ‘along ethnic lines’
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Friday 10 June 2011
Syria is to be reported to the UN Security Council over its alleged nuclear programme, four years after Israeli jets destroyed what is believed by the West to have been a secret atomic reactor.
Friday 27 May 2011
David Cameron insisted today that he remained hopeful of securing a United Nations Security Council resolution against Syria despite the G8 summit failing to endorse one.
Saturday 05 March 2011
Wednesday 02 March 2011
Two relief flights set off from the the UK today to help airlift thousands of refugees stranded on the Libyan border in the wake of dictator Muammar Gaddafi's brutal crackdown on protests in the country.
Monday 28 February 2011
UN Security Council Resolution 1970, unanimously adopted this weekend, is important for Libya. But it can and should have an impact around the world.
Tuesday 15 February 2011
With India seeking to extend its global influence and secure a permanent place at the UN Security Council, it was perhaps only natural that the country's foreign minister would try and ensure his address to international delegates was as memorable as possible.
Friday 28 January 2011
President Dmitry Medvedev signed a law completing Russia's ratification of the New START nuclear arms reduction treaty with the United States and said the landmark pact would soon enter into force.
Tuesday 18 January 2011
Tony Blair sounded convincing when he addressed the Commons on 15 January 2003 about the impending war with Iraq. After 9/11, he had committed himself to stand shoulder to shoulder with the US. He was also a trained lawyer at the head of a government which had a more respectful view of international law than the US.
Monday 20 December 2010
Artillery units along the west coast of North Korea have been put on alert ahead of a planned live-fire drill by the South, a government source in Pyongyang told Yonhap news agency yesterday. The move raised tensions further on the Korean peninsula hours before the UN Security Council was due to meet in emergency session to try to cool tensions between the rival Koreas.
Tuesday 09 November 2010
Barack Obama has thrown his support behind India becoming a permanent member of the UN Security Council – an endorsement that underlines the world's shifting geopolitics and the role of Delhi as a possible counter-weight to mounting Chinese influence.
Monday 08 November 2010
President Barack Obama backed India for a permanent seat on the UN Security Council today, a dramatic diplomatic gesture to his hosts as he wrapped up his first visit to this burgeoning nation.
Wednesday 13 October 2010
Germany won a seat on the UN Security Council in a heated three-way race, and Portugal claimed the second seat for Western bloc nations on the UN's most powerful body.
Saturday 21 August 2010
Iranian and Russian engineers have begun loading fuel into Iran's first nuclear power plant, which Moscow has promised to safeguard to prevent material at the site from being used in any potential weapons production.
Thursday 01 July 2010
Tuesday 15 June 2010
The UN Security Council condemned the violence in Kyrgyzstan and calling for calm and a return of the rule of law.
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