UN Security Council urges warring Yemen parties to agree port control

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS, Jun 16 : The United Nations Security Council urged the warring parties in Yemen to reach a UN brokered deal on management of the strategic port and city of Hodeidah and resumption of government salary payments as the country slides closer to famine. Yesterday the United Nations has warned a […]

UN expands N Korea blacklist in 1st US, China sanctions deal under Trump

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS, Jun 3 : The UN Security Council expanded targeted sanctions against North Korea after its repeated missile tests, adopting the first such resolution agreed by the United States and Pyongyang’s only major ally China since President Donald Trump took office. Yesterday the Trump administration has been pressing China aggressively to […]

UN expands N.Korea blacklist in 1st US, China sanctions deal under Trump

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS, Jun 2 : The UN Security Council today expanded targeted sanctions against North Korea after its repeated missile tests, adopting the first such resolution agreed by the United States and Pyongyang’s only major ally China since President Donald Trump took office. The Trump administration has been pressing China aggressively to […]

UN experts urge Indonesia to overturn Jakarta governor’s blasphemy conviction

By Tom Miles GENEVA, May 22 : UN experts urged Indonesia today to free Jakarta’s Christian governor, who was jailed this month for blasphemy – a conviction that risks encouraging Islamists to challenge secularism in the world’s largest Muslim-majority nation. Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, an ethnic Chinese popularly known as “Ahok”, was jailed on May 9 […]

Eight months after approval, new UN troops trickle into S Sudan

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS, May 19 : Some eight months after the UN Security Council authorized the deployment of an extra 4,000 peacekeepers to war-torn South Sudan, the first of those troops have just trickled in amid bureaucratic hurdles by the country’s reluctant government. “Meanwhile the situation in the country has deteriorated at a […]

US aims to sway China on new North Korea sanctions after test -Haley

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS, May 17 : The United States said it believed it could persuade China to impose new UN sanctions on North Korea following its latest ballistic missile test and warned that Washington would also target and “call out” countries supporting Pyongyang. Speaking to reporters ahead of a closed-door UN Security Council […]