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Pakistan to play active role for UN Security Council reforms: Qureshi

NEW YORK: Minister for Foreign Affairs Shah Mehmood Qureshi said Pakistan will continue to play an active role to promote comprehensive reform of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). Speaking at the virtual Uniting for Consensus (UfC) Ministerial meeting, the

UN Security Council to discuss deadly tanker attack off Oman

LONDON: Britain will raise a deadly tanker attack off the coast of Oman during a closed-door United Nations Security Council meeting on Friday, diplomats said, but the 15-member body is not expected to take any action. Britain, Romania and Liberia

UN Security Council ‘strongly’ condemns Myanmar violence

NEW YORK: The UN Security Council on Thursday (April 1) “strongly condemned” the deaths of hundreds of civilians in Myanmar, in a unanimous statement watered down by China after two days of tough negotiations. “Members of the Security Council expressed

North Korea accuses UNSC of ‘double standard’ over missile tests

SEOUL: North Korea said on Monday that the UN Security Council showed a double standard as its sanctions committee criticised the country’s recent missile test as a violation of UN resolutions. North Korea launched a new type of tactical short-range

UN Security Council rejects resolution to extend Iran arms embargo

NEW YORK: The United Nations Security Council overwhelmingly rejected a United States resolution to extend an Iranian arms embargo. Only two of the Security Council’s 15 members voted in favor, highlights the division between US and European allies ever since

India among four new members elected to UN Security Council

NEW YORK: The UN General Assembly elected on Wednesday four new non-permanent members of the Security Council for 2021 and 2022. Canada lost a seat once again and the battle for the African seat will to a second round. India,

UN to elect five non-permanent Security Council seats

NEW YORK: The United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday will elect five new members of the Security Council for 2021 and 2022. India is assured of a seat as it is running unopposed in the Asia-Pacific after trying unsuccessfully to

Veto power and inequality

While the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres was in the country discussing a range of issues from the Kashmir dispute, the Afghan peace process and the present status of refugees, there has been a statement that seems to be overlooked. The

Kashmir issue: UNSC to hold consultative meeting today after 50 years

UNITED NATIONS: The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) will hold a consultative meeting today to discuss the Indian occupied Kashmir issue after India’s abrogation of Article 370. The consultative meeting will be held after 50 over the 70-year-old dispute. The