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  • Rohingya Crisis: China, Russia still unmoved at UNSC

    UN Security Council members, except China and Russia, have called for robust council actions so that Myanmar addresses the root cause of the Rohingya crisis, grants the refugees citizenship and holds those who carried out atrocities against them accountable.

  • US criticizes China for shielding Myanmar from UN action

    The United States indirectly criticises China for shielding Myanmar from strong UN Security Council action over a military crackdown against mainly Rohingya Muslims that the US and other countries have denounced as ethnic cleansing.

  • UN must act to end plight of Rohingyas

    Ambassador Joanna Wronecka of Poland, this month's UN Security Council president, has said that the United Nations has to act when Rohingya refugees are suffering.

  • Save us from destruction

    As a delegation of UN Security Council arrives in Bangladesh today, a Rohingya lawyer and rights activist has urged the UN body

  • Situation in Rakhine still concerning

    Rohingya refugees cannot be expected to return safely, voluntarily and sustainably from Bangladesh to Myanmar's Rakhine State as the situation remains extremely concerning there, the United Nations says ahead of the Security Council delegation's four-day visit to the two countries.

  • Dhaka hopeful

    Bangladesh looks forward with optimism as the UN Security Council delegation begins a visit to Bangladesh today, eight months into

  • Historic UNSC visit

    To have the Security Council members visit a country is indeed extremely significant, particularly when that is taking place in connection with a matter as important as the Rohingya crisis. Noteworthy is Myanmar relenting eventually to allow a UN visit to the Rakhine State; we would hope that the significance of the entire visit would be fully understood by our policy makers, and that the occasion would be fully utilised to carry our point home to the visiting team members.

  • United Nations Security Council aids for Rohingya Crisis

    Rohingya crisis: Security Council plans to visit Myanmar, Bangladesh

    The UN Security Council has been given green lights for visits this month to Myanmar and Bangladesh, where it expects to focus on the beleaguered Rohingya Muslim minority, as well as to Iraq.

  • Rohingya crisis issue

    UNSC vows to keep Myanmar situation high on its agenda

    The United Nations Security Council expresses its commitment to keep the Rohingya situation of Myanmar high on the Council's agenda during its presidencies in the coming months.

  • Rohingya

    UN says Reuters report on Myanmar massacre demands 'attention, action'

    A Reuters investigation into the killing of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar and other reports of grave abuses "demand our attention and action," a senior United Nations official tells the UN Security Council.

  • Myanmar needs to engage with UN, Bangladesh

    The UN Security Council has called upon Myanmar and Bangladesh to invite the UN refugee agency and other relevant international

  • Rohingya Crisis: Bangladesh wants strong UNSC stance

    Dhaka wants the UN Security Council to take “strong stance and swift action” to end the "ethnic cleansing" in Myanmar and to restore peace and stability in the strife-torn Rakhine State to facilitate a smooth return of Rohingyas.

  • Call for UNSC meet

    Seven countries including the US, UK and France have called on the UN Security Council to meet next week to discuss the ongoing violence in Myanmar.

  • PM to raise Rohingya issue at UNGA

    In an effort to find a long-term solution to the Rohingya crisis, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will make a formal proposal at the

  • Too little, too late

    Although it came quite late in the series of events, the UN Security Council statement Wednesday just reminded the world how terrible

  • UNSC Meeting on Myanmar: Call for immediate steps to end violence

    The UN Security Council yesterday expressed concern about excessive force used by Myanmar during its security operation in Rakhine State and called for "immediate steps" to end the violence.

  • Microsoft tells UN more can be done to combat digital terror

    Microsoft told the United Nations yesterday that technology companies can do more to combat digital terror, but warned there was no single solution to prevent terrorists from using the web.

  • UN votes to send home peacekeepers accused of sexual abuse

    The UN Security Council adopts a resolution calling for the repatriation of peacekeeping units whose soldiers face allegations of sexual abuse.

  • North Korea 'fires projectiles' into sea

    South Korean defence ministry claims that North Korea fired several short-range projectiles into the sea.

  • Attacks hit Syria as truce takes hold

    The first major truce in Syria's five-year civil war comes into effect, but Syrian TV says shells hit residential areas of the capital, Damascus.

  • North Korea advances 'satellite' launch

    North Korea has brought forward the possible date of a controversial "satellite" launch to as early as Sunday, regional governments say.

  • David Cameron hold talks with French President

    David Cameron is holding talks in Paris with French President Francois Hollande on co-operation in the fight against so-called Islamic State.

  • A world united against terror

    We unequivocally welcome the unanimous adoption of a UN Security Council resolution urging the world to unite to defeat IS. The move follows the recent ghastly terrorist attacks in Beirut...

  • UN unites against Islamic State

    The UN Security Council has unanimously adopted a resolution to "redouble" action against Islamic State, following last week's deadly attacks in Paris. The French-drafted document urges UN members to "take all necessary measures" in the fight against IS.

  • Australia encouraged by support for MH17 crash tribunal

    Australia says it is encouraged by UN Security Council support for an international criminal tribunal into last year's MH17 crash.

  • Australia encouraged by support for MH17 crash tribunal

    Australia says it is encouraged by UN Security Council support for an international criminal tribunal into last year's MH17 crash.

  • Refugee camp

    UN demands access to Damascus camp

    The UN Security Council has demanded humanitarian access to the Palestinian refugee camp of Yarmouk in Damascus.

  • Yemen president appeals for ‘UN intervention’

    Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi accuses the Iranian-allied Houthi on Saturday of staging a coup against him and appeals to the United Nations for “urgent intervention”, even as the United States evacuated its remaining forces

  • Iran should halt nuclear work for decade: Obama

    Iran should agree to a decade-long freeze on its nuclear activity if deal is to be finally reached, Obama says

  • Amnesty calls on UN powers to lose veto on genocide votes

    Amnesty International urges the five permanent members of the UN Security Council to give up their power of veto in situations of mass atrocities

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