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US Wins Ceasefire's Approval by Security Council, 14-0

Move adds to international pressure on Israel, Hamas

(Newser) - The US achieved a rare victory at the United Nations on Monday, when the Security Council endorsed the three-phase peace plan that begins with a ceasefire in Gaza. The vote was 14-0; Russia abstained but did not block the measure. The move adds to the international pressure on Israel and...

UN Demands Ceasefire in Gaza During Ramadan
UN Demands Gaza Ceasefire

UN Demands Gaza Ceasefire

Security Council resolution wants an end to violence for the rest of Ramadan

(Newser) - The United Nations Security Council on Monday demanded a ceasefire in Gaza during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, its first demand to halt fighting. The United States abstained on the resolution, reports the AP , which also demanded the release of all hostages taken captive during Hamas' Oct. 7 surprise...

In Marked Shift, US Proposes 'Immediate' Gaza Ceasefire
Russia, China Veto US
Push for Gaza Ceasefire

Russia, China Veto US Push for Gaza Ceasefire

Measure fails in the Security Council

(Newser) - The US changed its mind about a Gaza ceasefire on Friday, but to no avail. The UN Security Council voted on a resolution to demand an immediate halt to fighting, but Russia and China vetoed the measure, reports the New York Times . The US had vetoed three previous calls for...

US Vetoes UN Resolution Demanding Gaza Ceasefire

Arab-backed Security Council resolution gets 13-1 vote

(Newser) - The United States vetoed an Arab-backed UN resolution Tuesday demanding an immediate humanitarian ceasefire in the Israel-Hamas war in the embattled Gaza Strip. The vote in the 15-member Security Council was 13-1, with the United Kingdom abstaining, reflecting the wide global support for ending the more than four-month war, reports...

Gaza Resolution Passes With US Abstention

UN resolution doesn't call for ceasefire but calls to speed up aid

(Newser) - After many delays, the UN Security Council adopted a watered-down resolution Friday calling for immediately speeding up aid deliveries to desperate civilians in Gaza, but without the original call for an "urgent suspension of hostilities" between Israel and Hamas. The vote in the 15-member council was 13-0, with the...

US Vetoes 'Imbalanced' Resolution on Gaza Ceasefire

United States was only member nation in UN Security Council to vote against halting the fighting

(Newser) - The United States vetoed a United Nations resolution Friday backed by almost all other Security Council members and dozens of other nations demanding an immediate humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza. Ceasefire supporters called it a terrible day and warned of more civilian deaths and destruction as the war enters its third...

US Blocks Resolution on Israel-Hamas War

Russia charges hypocrisy while Thomas-Greenfield urges waiting

(Newser) - The US vetoed a United Nations resolution Wednesday to condemn all violence against civilians in the Israel-Hamas war and to urge humanitarian aid to Palestinians in Gaza, saying it was too early to craft an appropriate Security Council response to the crisis. US Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield said the council needs...

UN Official: North Koreans Are Hungry, Desperate

Militarization, economic situation add to the toll, Security Council hears

(Newser) - North Korea is increasing its repression of human rights, and people are becoming more desperate and reportedly starving in parts of the country as the economic situation worsens, the United Nations rights chief said Thursday. Volker Türk told the first open meeting of the UN Security Council since 2017...

Russia Refuses to Speak in UN Meeting on Odessa Strikes

Disagreement over session on Orthodox Church spills over

(Newser) - In an escalation of Russia's anger at Ukraine and its Western backers, Russia refused to speak at a UN Security Council meeting called to discuss Moscow's recent devastating attacks on the key port of Odesa immediately following its refusal to extend the Black Sea grain deal. The confrontation...

China Sides With West on Russia Abandoning Grain Deal

At UN, nations warn of food crisis unless shipments resume soon

(Newser) - Russia came under pressure in a UN Security Council meeting on Friday from its ally China and developing countries as well as Western nations to avert a global food crisis and quickly revive Ukrainian grain shipments. Moscow was criticized by the UN and council members for attacking Ukrainian ports after...

Security Council Pressures Taliban on Women's Rights

Unanimous vote calls for reversal of prohibitions on employment, education

(Newser) - The Taliban's systematic discrimination against women and girls in Afghanistan has brought a rare instance of unanimity to the UN Security Council. A resolution approved Thursday condemns the bias and demands Afghanistan's leaders overturn their policies prohibiting the education, employment, and full public participation of women and girls....

Russia to Lead UN Security Council. Ukraine's Not Happy

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba says Russia shouldn't get to hold monthlong seat

(Newser) - More than a year after it started, the Russian invasion of Ukraine continues, leaving a murky but significant death toll and prompting the International Criminal Court to issue an arrest warrant for Russian President Vladimir Putin. It's business as usual, however, at the United Nations Security Council, where Russia...

Ukraine Takes Russia's Nuclear Arms Plan to UN

Foreign ministry wants emergency session of Security Council

(Newser) - Ukraine's government on Sunday called for an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council over Russian President Vladimir Putin's plans to station tactical atomic weapons in Belarus. Ukraine's Foreign Ministry condemned the move in urging the UN to step in. "Ukraine expects effective action to counter...

Police Riot Over Gangs Killing Officers

Demonstrators in Haiti go to prime minister's residence

(Newser) - Police became rioters in Haiti's capital, protesting government inaction after gangs killed their fellow officers. News reports said the demonstrators breached the gates of the prime minister's residence in Port-au-Prince on Thursday and tried to invade the airport, per the BBC . They shot into the air, blocked roads,...

UN Hears of Crimes Against Women in Ukraine

Increasing dangers include rapes by Russian troops, human trafficking, domestic violence

(Newser) - The UN Security Council heard Monday of the increased danger of sexual violence women in Ukraine are facing during the war. "Russia is using sexual violence and rape as terror to control civilians in temporarily occupied territories," said Natalia Karbowska of the Ukrainian Women’s Fund. The UN...

Vetoes Block US Bid to Add Sanctions for North Korea

China, Russia oppose resolution, the first major UN Security Council split over the issue

(Newser) - A US effort to impose new sanctions on North Korea over its series of intercontinental ballistic missile launches was blocked Thursday in the United Nations. China and Russia vetoed the resolution, making the Security Council vote 13-2. It was the first major split among the five nations with vetoes on...

Russia Casts Veto at UN, but US Isn't Finished

Measure condemning attack on Ukraine could go to full General Assembly next

(Newser) - Russia exercised its veto power Friday to block a UN Security Council resolution condemning the invasion of Ukraine, but US officials say that's not the end of the matter. The veto, granted to the Security Council's five permanent members, was anticipated; 11 nations supported the resolution, while China,...

Speaking to Russian People, Zelensky Pleads for Peace

UN Security Council convenes emergency meeting

(Newser) - Speaking in their language, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky told the Russian people in a speech late Wednesday night that their leaders are preparing to start what could become "a big war on the European continent" and asked them to oppose it. He began his video speech in Ukrainian, addressing...

Russia's UN Ambassador: US Is Egging Ukraine on

Emergency meeting of UN Security Council was held Monday night

(Newser) - Russia’s UN ambassador has accused the United States and its Western allies of egging Ukraine toward “an armed provocation.” Speaking at an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council on Monday night, Vassily Nebenzia accused Ukraine of sharply increasing shelling in residential areas of the separatist Luhansk...

Iraq Is Done Paying Reparations to Kuwait

It paid out $52B over 3 decades

(Newser) - Iraq invaded Kuwait in 1990, and its forces were ousted by 1991. In the more than 30 years since, it has been paying reparations to Kuwait, a process that has finally officially finished. The UN commission set up to review the compensation demands and obtain and pay out the money...

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