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United Nations Security Council: One of the six principal organs of the UN, charged with the maintenance of international peace and security
The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) is one of the six principal organs of the United Nations (UN), charged with the maintenance of international peace and security as well as accepting new members to the United Nations and approving any changes to its United Nations Charter. Its powers include the establishment of peacekeeping operations, the establishment of international sanctions, and the authorization of military action through Security Council resolutions; it is the only UN body with the authority to issue binding resolutions to member states. The Security Council held its first session on 17 January 1946.

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Will show patience 'for as long as it takes': India on China blocking UNSC listing of Masood Azhar as global terrorist

India will show patience with China for "as long as it takes" but will not compromise its position on terrorism, government sources said on Saturday
DNA - Published

US-China engage in ugly spat at UNSC: Washington alleges graft in Belt & Road initiative; Beijing hits back saying you're prejudiced

The US-China spat soured negotiations on a resolution on Afghanistan, forcing the council to adopt a temporary rollover of the UN mission there for six months instead of a year.
Firstpost - Published

Videos for United Nations Security Council

U.N. Security Council Condemns New Zealand Shooting [Video]U.N. Security Council Condemns New Zealand Shooting

According to a report by Reuters, on Friday, the UN Security Council condemned a shooting at two mosques in New Zealand that claimed the lives of 49 people as 'heinous and cowardly,' and called acts of..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:41Published

Russia created 'this crisis' in Venezuela: Pompeo [Video]Russia created 'this crisis' in Venezuela: Pompeo

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday criticized the role of Russia in creating "this crisis" in Venezuela by vetoing a UN Security Council resolution and other tactics "further squandering"..

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US, Russia rival bids for UN action in Venezuela blocked [Video]US, Russia rival bids for UN action in Venezuela blocked

Both the US and Russia fail in rival bids to get the UN Security Council to take action on Venezuela.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:28Published

Bangladesh tells U.N. Security Council cannot take more Myanmar refugees [Video]Bangladesh tells U.N. Security Council cannot take more Myanmar refugees

Bangladesh has told the United Nations Security Council that it cannot take any more refugees from Myanmar, some 18 months after more than 700,000 mainly Rohingya Muslims started pouring across the..

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U.S., Russia Fail In Rival Bids For U.N. Action On Venezuela [Video]U.S., Russia Fail In Rival Bids For U.N. Action On Venezuela

According to Reuters, the United States and Russia both failed on Thursday in rival bids to get the United Nations Security Council to take action on Venezuela. Russia and the United States have been..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:37Published

After Talks Fail, What's Next For US-North Korea Relations? [Video]After Talks Fail, What's Next For US-North Korea Relations?

After talks between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un failed, what's next for the diplomatic relations of the two countries?

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Russia, China Veto U.S. Proposal For U.N. Action On Venezuela [Video]Russia, China Veto U.S. Proposal For U.N. Action On Venezuela

Russia and China have voted against the United States' proposal to the United Nations Security Council to call for free and fair presidential elections in Venezuela and to give the country access to..

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UN Security Council holds emergency meeting on Venezuela crisis [Video]UN Security Council holds emergency meeting on Venezuela crisis

UN Security Council holds emergency meeting on Venezuela crisis

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U.S. Hits Venezuela With New Sanctions Following Violence On Colombia Border [Video]U.S. Hits Venezuela With New Sanctions Following Violence On Colombia Border

According to a report by Reuters, on Monday, the United States targeted Venezuela's government with new sanctions, calling on allies to freeze the assets of its state-owned oil company PDVSA following..

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US Hits Venezuela With New Sanctions [Video]US Hits Venezuela With New Sanctions

According to Reuters, the United States targeted Venezuela’s government with new sanctions on Monday. The U.S. has called on allies to freeze the assets of its state-owned oil company PDVSA. The..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:46Published

U.S. Asks U.N. Security Council To Meet On Venezuela [Video]U.S. Asks U.N. Security Council To Meet On Venezuela

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States has asked the United Nations Security Council to meet to discuss the situation in Venezuela on Tuesday, said diplomats after Venezuelan President Nicolas..

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Top Venezuelan diplomat breaks with Maduro [Video]Top Venezuelan diplomat breaks with Maduro

Venezuela's defense attache to the United States broke with the government of President Nicolas Maduro on Saturday, saying free and fair elections were needed after an opposition leader proclaimed..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:57Published

Russia Says Military Intervention In Venezuela Should Be Avoided At All Costs [Video]Russia Says Military Intervention In Venezuela Should Be Avoided At All Costs

According to a report by Reuters, on Saturday, Russia's ambassador to the United Nations said that the United States should consider all options in relation to Venezuela and that any potential military..

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Maduro's Offer of Dialogue With U.S. Stands [Video]Maduro's Offer of Dialogue With U.S. Stands

According to Reuters, Venezuela’s foreign minister told the United Nations Security Council on Saturday that Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro still hopes to establish communication and dialogue..

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Pompeo to the UN: 'no more games' on Venezuela [Video]Pompeo to the UN: 'no more games' on Venezuela

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called on the United Nations Security Council to pick a side on Venezuela after Washington recognized opposition leader Juan Guaido as the South American nation’s..

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Russia Fails to Stop U.N. Security Council Meeting On Venezuela [Video]Russia Fails to Stop U.N. Security Council Meeting On Venezuela

According to Reuters, Russia failed on Saturday to stop a U.N. Security Council meeting on Venezuela that was requested by the United States. The request came after Washington recognized opposition..

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Russia, China Block U.S. Push For U.N. to Back Venezuela's Guaido [Video]Russia, China Block U.S. Push For U.N. to Back Venezuela's Guaido

According to Reuters, Russia, China, South Africa and Equatorial Guinea blocked on Saturday a U.S. push for a U.N. Security Council statement expressing full support for Venezuela’s National Assembly..

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Pompeo says 'no more games' on Venezuela [Video]Pompeo says 'no more games' on Venezuela

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told the United Nations Security Council that it was time now for countries to pick a side on Venezuela after Washington recognized the opposition leader Juan Guaido..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:41Published

US intensifies anti-Maduro push as Russia backs Venezuelan ally [Video]US intensifies anti-Maduro push as Russia backs Venezuelan ally

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to urge UN Security Council to recognise Guaido, a proposal already opposed by Russia.

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Former Diplomat Abrams to Lead U.S. Efforts On Venezuela [Video]Former Diplomat Abrams to Lead U.S. Efforts On Venezuela

According to Reuters, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that former U.S. diplomat Elliott Abrams will lead U.S. efforts on Venezuela, where Washington has recognized an opposition leader as the..

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Russia Criticizes US Policy On Venezuela [Video]Russia Criticizes US Policy On Venezuela

Reuters reports Russia opposes U.S. policies toward Venezuela, which it calls "destructive." Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday that Russia will publicly oppose the policies at the U.N...

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Russia Will Oppose U.S. Push For U.N. To Recognize Venezuela's Guaido As President [Video]Russia Will Oppose U.S. Push For U.N. To Recognize Venezuela's Guaido As President

According to a report by Reuters, on Friday, Russia's UN Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia said that Moscow would oppose a US push for the United Nations Security Council to recognize Venezuela's opposition..

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Pompeo To Brief UN Security Council On Emerging Crisis In Venezuela [Video]Pompeo To Brief UN Security Council On Emerging Crisis In Venezuela

According to a report by Reuters, on Friday, the State Department said that US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will brief the UN Security Council on Saturday regarding the emerging crisis in Venezuela..

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U.S. Asks For U.N. Security Council Meeting On Venezuela [Video]U.S. Asks For U.N. Security Council Meeting On Venezuela

According to Reuters, the United States has requested a public U.N. Security Council meeting on Venezuela on Saturday and U.N. diplomats said they expected U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to..

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India continues to work with UNSC sanctions committee to list Masood Azhar as global terrorist: Sources

India continues to work with the UN Security Council sanctions committee on the listing of Masood Azhar as a global terrorist and will show patience on the issue, official sources said Saturday, days..
DNA - Published Also reported by •IndiaTimes

This is not 2009, world now behind us: Sushma Swaraj

Foreign minister explains setback at UNSC is no longer a diplomatic failure
DNA - Published

U.N. Security Council condemns New Zealand shooting as 'heinous and cowardly'

The U.N. Security Council on Friday condemned a shooting at two mosques in New Zealand that killed 49 people as "heinous and cowardly" and said acts of terrorism are criminal and unjustifiable.
Reuters - Published

After China’s Masood Azhar block, UNSC vote under consideration

US diplomats are of the view that Washington may be forced to pursue other actions at the UNSC if Beijing continued with this policy.
IndiaTimes - Published

China rebuff: India, US to go hard on Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar

US diplomat says UNSC members 'may be forced to take other actions'
DNA - Published

China draws ire of other UNSC members for saving Jaish chief Masood Azhar

US indicated that members of the UN Security Council may need to consider “other actions” if Beijing continued to prevent the sanctions committee from designating Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed..
IndiaTimes - Published

Open discussion in UN on Azhar to corner China? US, India mull options

Taking the issue to the Security Council for an open discussion and vote is also an option which could publicly shame the Chinese for their support to the leader of a UN-designated terrorist group
IndiaTimes - Published

Nehru 'original sinner', favoured China for UNSC seat, says Jaitley

Finance minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday said first PM Jawaharlal Nehru was the "original sinner" who favoured China over India for permanent membership into the UNSC. "The original mistake, both on..
IndiaTimes - Published

China defends blocking Masood Azhar terror listing at UNSC, says it will help concerned parties develop 'lasting solution'

Asked why China once again resorted to block India's bid against Masood Azhar, Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang told a media briefing that Beijing's decision is in line with the rules of the..
Firstpost - Published Also reported by •DNA

China foils bid to blacklist Kashmir attacker; U.S., India vow to keep pushing

China prevented a United Nations Security Council committee on Wednesday from blacklisting the head of Pakistan-based militant group Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM), which said it attacked an Indian..
Reuters - Published

No talks with Pakistan unless it acts against terror groups: Sushma Swaraj

Swaraj's remarks came hours before the deadline to raise objection to the listing of a proposal to declare Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Azhar as a global terrorist before the 1267 al-Qaida Sanctions..
IndiaTimes - Published

If China continues to block Masood Azhar's designation as 'global terrorist', UN may be forced to pursue other actions: UNSC diplomat

"If China continues to block this designation, responsible member-states may be forced to pursue other actions at the Security Council. It shouldn't have to come to that," a Security Council..
Firstpost - Published

India, US seek tangible and irreversible action by Pakistan against terrorists

The US support came on a day China for the fourth time blocked a bid to get Jaish chief Masood Azhar designated a global terrorist by the UN Security Council.
DNA - Published

Responsible members may be forced to pursue other actions: UNSC diplomat on Masood Azhar

"If China continues to block this designation, responsible member-states may be forced to pursue other actions at the Security Council, a UNSC diplomat said.
DNA - Published

China prevents U.N. blacklisting of leader behind Kashmir attack

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - China prevented a United Nations Security Council committee on Wednesday from blacklisting the head of Pakistan-based militant group Jaish-e-Mohammad..
Firstpost - Published Also reported by •Reuters

China again blocks bid at UN to list Masood Azhar as global terrorist

The proposal to designate Azhar under the 1267 Al Qaeda Sanctions Committee of the UN Security Council was moved by France, UK and US on February 27. The Al Qaeda Sanctions Committee members had 10..
IndiaTimes - Published

Ahead of UNSC meet, China hints it may again block move to declare Masood Azhar global terrorist

On the issue of Masood Azhar's UNSC listing, Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang said, "I want to say that China always adopts a responsible attitude, engage in consultations with various..
Firstpost - Published

Ban on Masood Azhar: India shares audio clips at UNSC to expose JeM chief's hand in promoting terrorism in Kashmir

It's a crucial day for India at the UNSC as US, France and UK, the three permanent members of the security council, will move their proposal to list Pulwama attack perpetrator as a UN-designated..
DNA - Published

UNSC set to decide on designating JeM chief Masood Azhar as 'global terrorist'

The proposal to designate Azhar under the 1267 al-Qaida Sanctions Committee of the UN Security Council was moved by France, UK and the US on February 27. It was under the no-objection period and..
IndiaTimes - Published Also reported by •Firstpost

US tells China not to block Masood Azhar's designation as 'global terrorist', says failure to ban him will lead to regional instability

The United States has urged China to not block Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar's listing as a global terrorist at the United Nations Security Council meeting to be held on Wednesday over Azhar's..
Firstpost - Published

All eyes on China as UNSC sits to decide Masood Azhar's fate

UN body to consider tonight listing of JeM founder as a global terrorist
DNA - Published

India redoubles efforts to list JeM chief Masood Azhar as global terrorist ahead of UNSC deadline; China remains ambiguous

Ahead of the deadline to designate Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist, India is engaged in frantic parleys with key players like the US, Saudi Arabia, UAE and Turkey.
Firstpost - Published

UNSC members aware about JeM chief being in Pakistan, must list him as global terrorist: India


IndiaTimes - Published

Pak will face global isolation if it doesn't rein in terrorist groups: Indian-American Congressman

Ami Bera, the Chairman of the House Foreign affairs Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, also urged China to play a constructive role by lifting its veto over UN Security Council resolution to..
DNA - Published

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