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EU warns Thailand on N.Korea sanctions.

Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon insisted Thailand has complied with United Nations Security Council resolutions regarding sanctions on North Korea, but it has not yet informed the UN of its actions.

- BangkokPost - TH

UN Prosecutor to Report Croatia to Security Council.

The prosecutor at the UN war crimes court for the former Yugoslavia, Serge Brammertz, said he will report Croatia to the UN Security Council for non-cooperation with Bosnia and Herzegovina.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Bulgarian President Convenes National Security Council.

Head of State Roumen Radev convenes a new meeting of the National Security Advisory Council . The meeting will discuss legislative measures to counteract corruption. The president ended the previous session a week ago on the same subject for lack of quorum. Foreign Ministers Ekaterina Zaharieva and Defense Krassimir ...

- Novinite - BG

Turkey agrees to close air space to Kurdish controlled northern Iraq.

Turkey's cabinet agreed on Monday to close its air space to Kurdish-controlled northern Iraq and said work had started to hand over the main land border crossing into the autonomous region to the central Iraqi government. Government spokesman Bekir Bozdag also said the cabinet approved a recommendation from the national ...

- Ya Libnan - US

National Security Council Recommends to Extend State of Emergency, Close Airspace to KRG.

The National Security Council holding a meeting today, recommended that the State of Emergency be extended for three months, Turkey's airspace be closed to Kurdistan Regional Government and İbrahim Halil Border Gate be handed over to Iraq.

- Bianet - TR

Fmr Obama Spokesman Spars With Fox News' John Roberts for Asking Trump 'Stupid, Clickbait' NFL Question.

Former National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor is fighting with John Roberts tonight after the Fox News White House correspondent asked President Trump a question about Hillary Clinton today.

- Mediaite - US

EU Ministers Impose New Sanctions On North Korea.

European Union foreign ministers have adopted new sanctions on North Korea due to Pyongyang's "violation and flagrant disregard" of several United Nations Security Council resolutions concerning its nuclear and ballistic missiles program.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Turkey should close its air space to Northern Iraq, security council tells government.

Turkey`s national security council on Monday advised the government to close its air space to Iraq`s semi-autonomous Kurdish region and have Baghdad take control of the Iraqi side of its main border crossing.

- Zee News - IN

Russia's Putin signs decree imposing restrictions on N Korea.

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday signed a decree imposing restrictions on North Korea in order to comply with a United Nations Security Council resolution.

- BDNews24 - BD

Russia's Putin signs decree imposing restrictions on North Korea.

MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday signed a decree imposing restrictions on North Korea in order to comply with a United Nations Security Council resolution.

- Reuters - US

Trump Looks To Congress To Fix 'Flaws' In Iran Nuclear Deal.

Rachel Martin talks to Michael Anton, spokesman for President Trump's National Security Council, about the Iran nuclear deal. NPR's Scott Detrow weighs in on what Anton had to say.

- NPR - US

Aoun meets with ambassadors of UN P5

President Michel Aoun Monday met with the ambassadors to Lebanon from the permanent members of the United Nations Security Council at the presidential palace in Baabda, the state-run National News Agency reported.

- The Daily Star - LB

Iraqi Kurds say federal forces attack near disputed Kirkuk

The Kurdistan Region Security Council said Kurdish forces destroyed at least five U.S.-supplied Humvees         

- USA TODAY - US

Iraqi forces launch 'major, multi-pronged' attack on Kurdish-held Kirkuk causing 'lots of casualties'

REUTERS/StringerKIRKUK, Iraq — Iraqi Kurdish officials said early Monday that federal forces and state-backed militias have launched a "major, multi-pronged" attack aimed at retaking the disputed northern city of Kirkuk, causing "lots of casualties" in fighting south of the city. The Kurdistan Region Security Council ...

- Business Insider - US

Myanmar has to take back Rohingya refugees, Kofi Annan tells UN Security Council

Former UN chief Kofi Annan has urged the Security Council to press for the return of half a million Rohingya refugees to their homes in Myanmar’s Rakhine state.

- BDNews24 - BD

Former Secretary General Kofi Annan urges UN to push for Rohingya return to Myamar

Kofi Annan has urged the UN Security Council to push Myanmar to accept the return of half-a-million Muslim Rohingas sheltering in Bangladesh. The former UN chief said otherwise a festering problem' would remain.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Former UN chief Annan says Rohingya must return to Myanmar

UNITED NATIONS, Oct 14 - Former UN chief Kofi Annan urged the Security Council on Friday to push for the return to Myanmar of hundreds of thousands of Muslim Rohyingas who have been driven out in an army campaign. Annan, who led an advisory commission to the Myanmar government, said world powers must work with

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

UN Says Attacks on Schools on the Rise

The United Nations says attacks on schools worldwide are on the rise, with more than 500 attacks in the first six months of the year, many of them in war zones. Virginia Gamba, the U.N. special representative for children in armed conflict, told a U.N. Security Council meeting that 2017 might be a record year for the number ...

- Voice of America - US

Congressional Reaction to Trump's Announcement on Iran Deal

In announcing that the United States would not certify the nuclear deal with Iran, U.S. President Donald Trump has required Congress to reconsider the agreement. The Trump administration said it will continue to live up to its commitments under the deal, but said Congress must address flaws within the agreement. If not, ...

- Voice of America - US

Rohingya crisis: Former UN chief Kofi Annan stresses on need to create conditions to allow refugees to return to Myanmar

Former UN chief Kofi Annan urged Security Council to push for return to Myanmar of hundreds of thousands of Muslim Rohingya The post Rohingya crisis: Former UN chief Kofi Annan stresses on need to create conditions to allow refugees to return to Myanmar appeared first on Firstpost.

- Firstpost - IN

INTERVIEW: Haiti on path to stability, development thanks to UN mission, says envoy

After 13 years, the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti will close its doors on 15 October. The Mission was established by the Security Council at a time when State authority had been weak and limited to parts of the capital, Port-au-Prince, with the three branches of power either non-functional or non-existent, ...

- UN - INT

Bloomberg: Samantha Power meets with House panel investigating Russia

Samantha Power, who served as US ambassador to the United Nations under President Barack Obama, met for three hours behind closed doors with the House Intelligence Committee as part of its probe into Russian meddling in last year’s presidential election. The post Bloomberg: Samantha Power meets with House panel ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Parliament Will Hold an Extraordinary Meeting on October 17

Parliament will hold an extraordinary meeting on October 17, one hour after the start of the National Security Advisory Council with the president, scheduled for the same day, reported BGNES. At its extraordinary meeting, which will take place at 2 pm on Tuesday, Parliament will vote on second reading amendments to the ...

- Novinite - BG

Antonio Guterres: There are 815 Million People Starving in the World

The number of people on the planet suffering from malnutrition has reached 815 million, of which 60% live in areas of armed conflict. This was announced by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Thursday, reports bgnes. He spoke to the Security Council of the World Organization. According to him, about 78% of the World ...

- Novinite - BG

US sends high-level delegation in move to repair relations

Constructive participation Meeting with COAS LISA Curtis, US Deputy Assistant to the President and National Security Council Director for South Asia, and other officials hold talks with Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua in Islamabad on Thursday.—White Star ISLAMABAD: Strains in the Pak-US relationship appear to be ...

- DAWN - PK

U.S.-Pak to continue bilateral engagement to defeat terrorism

, October 13 : A high-level delegation from the United States visited Pakistan on Thursday to repair the strained bilateral ties between the two countries.Both the countries have mutually agreed to continue bilateral engagements at all levels and strengthen their relationship to defeating terrorism.The U.S. delegation, led ...

- Sify - IN

US, Pak agree to continue talks to defeat Terrorism

, Oct 13 : The United States and Pakistan have agreed to continue bilateral engagement and reinvigorate relationship to defeat terrorism for establishing peace and stability in the region.This development comes after an inter-agency US delegation led by Lisa Curtis, deputy assistant to the president and National Security ...

- Sify - IN

What’s Next for Iran Nuclear Deal?

What is the Iran Nuclear Deal?  The deal, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, is an agreement reached between Iran and the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council, along with the European Union and Germany in October 2015. The deal requires Iran to: Eliminate its stockpile of ...

- Voice of America - US

Millions Would Have Died: Russia's Insane Plan to Crush NATO in Battle

Zachary Keck Security, Nukes and more nukes.  As Dwight Eisenhower—who is often mischaracterized as believing that nuclear weapons were just another weapon to be used—realized early on in the atomic age, a nuclear war is unwinnable. At one National Security Council meeting, for example, Eisenhower said that one ...

- The National Interest - US

US sends high-level delegation in move to repair relations

LISA Curtis, US Deputy Assistant to the President and National Security Council Director for South Asia, and other officials hold talks with Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua in Islamabad on Thursday.—White Star ISLAMABAD: Strains in the Pak-US relationship appear to be disappearing fast as the two sides on Thursday agreed ...

- DAWN - PK

Ahead of UN mission's closure, envoy reports greater stability, security in Haiti

Haiti has seen a significant turnaround from profound instability, widespread political violence, and a climate of lawlessness that in 2004 impacted the every-day lives of millions of Haitians, the head of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Caribbean islands country told the Security Council on Thursday.

- UN - INT

Relief aid is saving lives, but world must tackle root cause of famine: conflict - UN chief

Until fighting stops and development takes root, communities and entire regions will continue to face hunger, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres told the Security Council on Thursday, underscoring the link between conflict and famine.

- UN - INT

N.Korean Traders Still Break UN Embargo

North Korea continues to sell seafood to China despite a UN Security Council ban on its seafood exports, CNN reported Wednesday.Reporters visited a market in the border city of Hunchun in late September. "The ban in August hit hard in places like Hunchun. Large seafood processing centers closed, bus...

- The Chosun Ilbo - KR

Pakistan briefs veto-wielding nations on truce violations on LoC

Islamabad, Oct 12 Pakistan raised on Thursday its concerns on Indias ceasefire violations along the Line of Control and international border with UN Security Councils five permanent members.The UN Security Council permanent members include China, France, Russia, Britain and US.The heads of P5 states were briefed by Foreign ...

- Sify - IN

Pakistan briefs veto-wielding nations on truce violations on LoC

Islamabad, Oct 12 Pakistan raised on Thursday its concerns on Indias ceasefire violations along the Line of Control and international border with UN Security Councils five permanent members. The UN Security Council permanent members include China, France, Russia, Britain and US. The heads of P5 states were briefed by ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Pakistani, US officials agree on engagements at all levels

Islamabad, Oct 12 Pakistani and visiting US officials held talks here on Thursday and agreed to "continue bilateral engagements at all levels", an official said.The inter-agency US delegation included Lisa Curtis, Deputy Assistant to the President and National Security Council senior Director for South Asia, Acting ...

- Sify - IN

UN Security Council: Protect Education from Attack

Hundreds of thousands of children worldwide find their schools under attack or used by fighting forces to wage war,' said Zama Neff, children's rights director at Human Rights Watch. The Safe Schools Declaration provides a concrete way for countries to commit to protecting children's education, even during armed conflict.' ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

Kofi Annan to hold briefing on Rohingya crisis as Security Council heads to Burma

FORMER UN chief Kofi Annan is expected to provide details of a report on the plight of Rohingya Muslims in Burma during an informal meeting with the Security Council on Friday. The post Kofi Annan to hold briefing on Rohingya crisis as Security Council heads to Burma appeared first on Asian Correspondent.

- Asian Correspondent - HK

UN Security Council to hear Kofi Annan brief on Myanmar

UNITED NATIONS, Oct 12 - The Security Council will on Friday hold an informal meeting on Myanmar to hear former UN chief Kofi Annan provide details of a report on the plight of Rohingya Muslims, diplomats said. The UN's top political affairs official, Jeffrey Feltman, will travel to Myanmar on Friday for four days of

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

Despite progress on voter registration, DR Congo faces challenges on election timeline - UN envoy

The notion that elections would most probably not be held before the end of 2017 has regrettably led to the re-emergence of a climate of political uncertainty and tensions in the Democratic Republic of the Congo , a United Nations envoy for that country told the Security Council today.

- UN - INT

Joint drive to restart stalled progress vital amid growing instability in DR Congo

Source: UN Security Council Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo The top UN official in DR Congo urged international and regional stakeholders to help the country avert worsening instability by advancing progress on elections and other stalled components of the recent political agreement.SC/13024 Security Council ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Security Beefed-Up In Bimbilla Ahead Of Late Chief's Burial

The Northern Regional Security Council , has reinforced security in the Nanung traditional area, ahead of the burial of the late Nakpaa-Naa Salifu Dawuni on October 12, 2017. Scores of military and police personnel left Tamale today for Bimbilla, to augment the operations of the team there. This is to ave ...

- ModernGhana - GH

Players in the Yemen War Only Want Power...Not Peace, UN Envoy

Yemen is facing a human-driven disaster, but the parties of the war are still in search of power, the U.N.'s Special Envoy to Yemen said Tuesday. There is no winner in this war, and the losers are suffering Yemeni people,' said Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, speaking on Yemen's situation at the U.N. Security Council. As the ...

- Albawaba - UK

Iraqi Kurdistan says government forces and militias 'preparing major attack' in Kirkuk region

REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah BAGHDAD - Iraqi government forces and Iranian-trained Iraqi paramilitaries are "preparing a major attack" on Kurdish forces in the area of Kirkuk, said the Kurdistan Regional Government on Wednesday. "We're receiving dangerous messages that Iraqi forces, including Popular Mobilisation and Federal ...

- Business Insider - US

News24.com | UN urges compromise in divided Libya

The UN Security Council has urged Libyans, divided with rival governments and beset by violence, to work together ahead of hoped-for elections.

- News24.com - ZA

Iran says US opposing 'whole world' on nuclear deal

"If the US wants to take a hostile position regarding an international agreement which is approved by the UN Security Council... they will oppose not just Iran but the whole world," Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said at a cabinet meeting shown on state television.

- Times Of India - IN

UN Endorses Plan to Restart Political Process in Libya

10 October 2017 – The Security Council today endorsed the United Nations’ action plan to resume an inclusive political process in Libya.

- Scoop NZ - NZ

UN Condemns Attack on Mission Base in DR Congo

10 October 2017 – The United Nations Security Council has called on the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo to investigate into, and bring to justice those behind Monday’s attack on a peacekeeping mission base in North Kivu that ...

- Scoop NZ - NZ

Security Council Endorses UN Plan to Break Libya Stalemate

The U.N. Security Council endorsed a U.N. action plan Tuesday to break the political stalemate in Libya that has divided the country into competing governments with two parliaments and an array of rival militias. A presidential statement approved by all 15 members backs the proposal by new U.N. envoy, Ghassan Salame, to ...

- Voice of America - US

Leaders 'not interested' in finding solution to Yemen crisis, UN envoy tells Security Council

Parties to the conflict in Yemen are eroding the path to peace while the country's people suffer amid a man-made humanitarian catastrophe, said today a senior United Nations official, urging Security Council member countries to use their political and economic powers to pressure warring sides to commit to a path of peace.

- UN - INT

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