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Mattis: Camp David meeting will move Trump toward Afghanistan war decision.

National Security Council leaders will present President Donald Trump with detailed options to adjust the nation's policy for South Asia and the war in Afghanistan when they meet Friday at Camp David, according to U.S. officials.

- Stars and Stripes - US

UN Security Council considers resolution punishing ISIS for crimes against humanity.

Today’s ISIS-claimed terrorist attack in Barcelona, Spain — which killed at least 13 people and left many injured — coincided with a new effort to bring the terrorist group to justice for crimes committed against humanity in Iraq.

- FOX News - US

US and Japan bolster alliance and vow to pressure North Korea.

Japan and the United States on Thursday pledged to continue applying pressure on North Korea while ensuring a firmer bilateral alliance to better respond to the increased threat posed by Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile programmes. The two countries’ foreign and defence ministers called on the international ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

U.N. Security Council members urge new probe into killings of monitors.

UNITED NATIONS - Several members of the U.N. Security Council called on U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Thursday to establish an international investigation into the murders of two U.N. investigators in Democratic Republic of Congo earlier this year.

- Reuters - US

Iraq Seeks International Help to Investigate Islamic State Crimes.

Iraq asked for international help on Wednesday to collect and preserve evidence of crimes by Islamic State militants and said it is working with Britain to draft a United Nations Security Council resolution to establish the investigation, according to Reuters. Britain, international human rights lawyer Amal Clooney and ...

- Novinite - BG

'Western talk about redrawing of borders is cynical'.

Marko Djuric says the UN mission in Kosovo is an unpleasant witness for all who violate international law - and that is why they are trying to get rid of it. The head of the Serbian Government's Office for Kosovo and Metohija was commenting on Wednesday's UN Security Council session on the situation in Kosovo and Metohija, ...

- B92 - SK

Sparks fly at UNSC session between Belgrade and Pristina.

The end of Wednesday's UN Security Council on Kosovo session saw "a fierce debate" between Serbian FM Ivica Dacic and Kosovo's US ambassador, Vlora Citaku. On that occasion, Dacic told the Western countries they were hurting the Serbian people by advocating the abolition of UNMIK, the UN mission in Kosovo and Metohija - ...

- B92 - SK

Iraq asks UN to collect evidence to prosecute Islamic State.

UNITED NATIONS " Iraq is asking the U.N. Security Council for assistance in collecting evidence to prosecute extremists from the Islamic State group for possible crimes against humanity.Iraq's Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Pakistan Slams US for Declaring Anti-India Kashmir Group as 'Terrorist'.

Pakistan has criticized the United States for designating Hizbul Mujahideen, the largest militant group fighting Indian rule in the disputed Kashmir region, as a “foreign terrorist” organization.  Foreign Ministry spokesman Nafees Zakaria told reporters Thursday that Islamabad is “disappointed” at the ...

- Voice of America - US

National Security Council to get 10-day report on ZOSOs.

THE National Security Council is expected to receive a 10-day report on the happenings in areas designated zones of special operations . National security advisor, Major General Antony Anderson, explains that the report is a requirement under the Law Reform Act.

- JamaicaObserver.com - JM

Iraq asks UN to collect evidence to prosecute Islamic State.

Iraq is asking the U.N. Security Council for assistance in collecting evidence to prosecute extremists from the Islamic State group for possible crimes against humanity. Iraq's Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari said in a letter to Secretary-General Antonio Guterres circulated Wednesday that his government and ...

- Iraq Oil Report - US

Iraq Asks World's Help in Investigating IS Crimes

Iraq asked for international help Wednesday to collect and preserve evidence of crimes by Islamic State militants and said it was working with Britain to draft a U.N. Security Council resolution to establish the investigation. Britain, international human rights lawyer Amal Clooney and Nadia Murad, a woman from the Yazidi ...

- Voice of America - US

Time to End the North Korea Sanctions Merry-Go-Round

The vote came as the North Korean regime threatened a pre-emptive nuclear strike' on the United States. China and Russia joined the United States in a unanimous vote to impose sanctions that the U.S. Ambassador to the UN said would bite hard' for North Korean officials. Developments last weekend in New York?  No, it was ...

- GMF - DE

Post-election Kosovo entering period of uncertainty that will demand strong leadership - UN envoy

Following the parliamentary elections of 11 June, which took place without “major irregularities or incidents,” Kosovo has entered a “period of uncertainty” marked by reconfiguring the political landscape and a “functional void,” the Special Representative of the United Nations ...

- UN - INT

Why Israel wants a seat on the United Nations Security Council

Israel's run at the Security Council has been in the works for 12 years and it will go up against Germany and Belgium for two open spots next year

- National Post - CA

UN inquiry finds Congolese militia likely killed an American and Swede

Thomson ReutersUNITED NATIONS - A United Nations inquiry found that two UN investigators were murdered by a group of Congolese, likely militia members from central Democratic Republic of Congo, but an absence of evidence "does not preclude the possibility that others are involved." Michael Sharp, an American who was a ...

- Business Insider - US

Inside Israel's efforts to win a seat on UN Security Council

A new report sheds light on the immense effort Israel is investing in attaining a coveted seat on the UN Security Council.

- Arutz Sheva - IL

Iraq asks UN to collect evidence to prosecute Islamic State

Iraq is asking the U.N. Security Council for assistance in collecting evidence to prosecute extremists from the Islamic State for possible crimes against humanity.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Iraq asks UN to collect evidence to prosecute Islamic State

Iraq is asking the U.N. Security Council for assistance in collecting evidence to prosecute extremists from the Islamic State group for possible crimes against humanity.

- FOX News - US

112.ua: Israel counts on support of Ukraine in UN Security Council election

Israel counts on the support of Ukraine in the election to the UN Security Council in 2018. The Minister of Environmental Protection, the Head of Intergovernmental Commission on Development of International Affairs between Ukraine and Israel Ze’ev Elkin claimed this to Interfax-Ukraine. According to the minister, the ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

National Security Council meeting reviews situation on eastern, western border

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi. Photo: File ISLAMABAD: A meeting of the National Security Council , chaired by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, reviewed in detail the situation along the Line of Control and the Afghan border. In reference to Afghanistan, the attendees of the meeting agreed that ...

- Geo.tv - PK

US: New sanctions unrelated to Iran nuclear deal

August 16, 2017, 10:03 AM US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said Tuesday that the latest US sanctions against Iran were unrelated to its 2015 nuclear deal with the six world powers. Iran, she said, must stop its “missile launches, support for terrorism, disregard for human rights and violation of UN ...

- DEBKAFile - IL

PM chairs meeting of National Security Council

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi. Photo: File ISLAMABAD: A meeting of the National Security Council , chaired by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, is under way at the PM House.This is the first meeting of the country’s top security body headed by the new prime minister. From the military’s side, Chairman ...

- Geo.tv - PK

China Halts Imports from N.Korea

China has banned imports of North Korean iron, iron ore, lead, coal, and seafood from Tuesdayin compliance with the latest UN sanctions, the Chinese Commerce Ministry said Monday.But products that have already arrived will be subject to a 30-day grace period set by the UN Security Council and ...

- The Chosun Ilbo - KR

UN, Security Council condemn deadly attacks on peacekeeping mission in Mali

The United Nations and the Security Council today condemned the attacks against camps of the UN peacekeeping mission in Mali, which resulted in the deaths of one UN peacekeeper, a Malian soldier and a member of the Malian gendarmerie, along with six Malian contractors.

- UN Peace & Security - INT

Iran can't hold 'world hostage' with nuclear deal: Nikki Haley

August 16 : United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley has said that Iran cannot be allowed to use the nuclear deal to hold the world hostage.As per media reports, Hailey said Iran must be held responsible for "its missile launches, support for terrorism, disregard for human rights, and violations of U.N. ...

- Sify - IN

Security Council told African-led force on terrorism in the Sahel operational but challenged

The joint task force by the so-called Group of Five – Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger – to tackle the threat of terrorism in Africa's Sahel region is now operational, but a number of challenges remain, including funding, the United Nations Security Council was today told.

- UN - INT

EXCLUSIVE–Inside General McMaster's Purge: How National Security Adviser Eliminated Trump Loyalists

New details from those familiar with the circumstances of National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster's recent purge at the National Security Council paint a picture of a general who removed staffers over their loyalty or views, not because of their competence.

- Breitbart - US

Dacic travels to New York for UNSC session on Kosovo

First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Ivica Dacic will participate at the UN Security Council session in New York on Wednesday. The Serbian government announced this, noting that the session will discuss UN secretary-general's report on the work of the UN mission in Kosovo, UNMIK, in the period from ...

- B92 - SK

Russian delegation gave Yanukovych's request for military aid status of official UNSC document – Ukraine's former envoy

The Russian delegation to the United Nations has granted a letter from former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych to his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, requesting the deployment of Russian troops in Ukraine, the status of an official document of the UN Security Council, former Ukrainian Permanent Representative to ...

- UNIAN - UA

Resolve Korean Peninsula issue via diplomatic means: China to US

China will continue to implement UN Security Council resolutions and play an active role in the peaceful resolution of the Korean Peninsula issue.

- Zee News - IN

Terrorist Attack in Mali

Again there was a terrorist attack in Mali. 15 people, including six attackers, were killed in an attack on the UN mission in Timbuktu. Reports BTV.  This is the second attack that took place yesterday against the UN peacekeeping force in Mali. The attacks are just ahead of today's session of the Security Council for Peace ...

- Novinite - BG

Pakistan's I-Day declared 'Black Day' by civil activists in Afghanistan's Paktia Province

, August 15 : Civil activists in Paktia province of Afghanistan, declared August 14, the Independence Day of Pakistan, as a "black day" in the history of the region."Civil activists in Paktia province, declared 14th August, the Pakistan's Independence Day as a black day in the history of the region," tweeted former ...

- Sify - IN

China moved to halt North Korea iron ore trade 'before sanctions'

China was pressuring its iron ore traders to stop buying the commodity from North Korea even before a United Nations Security Council vote this month to ban the trade as punishment for Pyongyang’s missile tests, two traders said. The UN Security Council unanimously passed a resolution on August 6 banning North ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

China Ups Pressure On North Korea With Ban On Coal Imports

China's Ministry of Commerce said that Beijing will halt imports of coal, iron, iron ore and seafood from North Korea starting on Tuesday, cutting an important economic lifeline for the Pyongyang regime, as it implemented a package of sanctions passed by the United Nations Security Council on August 6. China accounts for ...

- OilPrice.com - US

U.S. could target North Korea textiles, oil at U.N. - diplomats

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS - The United States could tighten a global economic noose on North Korea by pushing for further United Nations sanctions likely targeting Pyongyang's textile exports and supplies of oil to the government, diplomats say. The U.N. Security Council unanimously strengthened sanctions on North ...

- Sify - IN

Pak's I-Day declared 'Black Day' by civil activists in Afghanistan's Paktia Province

, August 15 : Civil activists in Paktia province of Afghanistan, declared August 14, the Independence Day of Pakistan, as a "black day" in the history of the region."Civil activists in Paktia province, declared 14th August, the Pakistan's Independence Day as a black day in the history of the region," tweeted former ...

- Sify - IN

China bans coal, iron, lead, seafood imports from North Korea

The ban, to come into force on Tuesday and in accordance with the sanctions approved by the UN Security Council on August 5, excludes imports authorised before that date and which will be allowed to enter Chinese territory until September 5.

- Zee News - IN

Tillerson and Mattis just laid out the US's plan to handle North Korea

Donald Trump/TwitterAs President Donald Trump lopsidedly focuses on "fire and fury" toward North Korea, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis have laid out the US's comprehensive approach to dealing with the country. An op-ed by Tillerson and Mattis published Sunday in The Wall Street Journal ...

- Business Insider - US

China halts imports of key products from NKorea under UN curbs

China will halt import of coal, iron, iron ore and seafood from its ally North Korea from tomorrow, as it implements new UN sanctions amid US President Donald Trumps warnings to Pyongyang over its nuclear programme.The Chinese announcement comes days after an increasingly aggressive rhetoric between Trump and North Korean ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

China bans North Korea iron, lead, coal imports as part of UN sanction

China announced a ban on imports of iron ore, iron, lead and coal from North Korea on Monday, cutting an important economic lifeline for the Pyongyang regime, as it moved to implement a package of sanctions put together by the United Nations Security Council.

- Stars and Stripes - US

The daily business briefing: August 14, 2017

1. China on Monday announced a ban on iron ore, iron, lead, and coal imports from North Korea, a potentially devastating blow to North Korea's economy. The move marked an important step by Beijing toward implementing United Nations Security Council sanctions aiming to punish Pyongyang for defying calls to curb its nuclear ...

- The Week - US

China pressed iron ore traders to halt business even before UN sanctions

BEIJING, Aug 14 — China was pressuring its iron ore traders to stop buying the commodity from North Korea even before a United Nations Security Council vote this month to ban the trade as punishment for Pyongyang's missile tests, two traders...

- The Malay Mail - MY

China bans coal, iron, lead, seafood imports from N. Korea

Beijing: The Chinese Commerce Ministry on Monday announced a complete ban on coal, iron, lead and seafood imports from North Korea.The ban, to come into force on Tuesday and in accordance with the sanctions approved by the UN Security Council on August 5, excludes imports authorised before that date and which will be ...

- Sify - IN

China pressed iron ore traders to halt business even before U.N. sanctions

By Muyu Xu and Manolo Serapio Jr BEIJING/MANILA - China was pressuring its iron ore traders to stop buying the commodity from North Korea even before a United Nations Security Council vote this month to ban the trade as punishment for Pyongyang's missile tests, two traders said. The U.N. Security Council unanimously passed ...

- Sify - IN

China bans coal, iron, lead, seafood imports from North Korea

The ban, to come into force on Tuesday and in accordance with the sanctions approved by the UN Security Council on August 5, excludes imports authorised before that date and which will be allowed to enter Chinese territory until September 5.

- Zee News - IN

China to ban North Korean imports as UN sanctions take hold

August 14, 2017, 1:30 PM In time for UN Security Council sanctions go into effect Tuesday, China's Commerce Ministry issued on Monday an order banning imports of coal, iron ore, lead concentrates and ore, lead and sea food from North Korea. The sanctions were mandated to take effect 30 days after unanimous Security Council ...

- DEBKAFile - IL

H.R. McMaster: There Shouldn't Be a Spot in NSC for Those with 'Narrow Agendas'

National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster on Sunday did not rule out removing more people from the National Security Council if they come in with their own "narrow agendas."

- Breitbart - US

China to Implement UN Sanctions on North Korea

China announced Monday it will cut off imports of North Korean coal, iron ore and other goods in three weeks under U.N. sanctions imposed over the North's nuclear and missile programs. China, the isolated North's main trading partner, has been reluctant to push leader Kim Jong Un's regime too hard for fear it might ...

- Voice of America - US

China Banning Coal, Iron, Seafood Imports From North Korea

China announced Monday it is banning imports of coal, iron ore, seafood and other products from North Korea in line with new United Nations sanctions approved earlier this month. Chinese leaders had pledged to fully enforce the sanctions, which China and the other members of the U.N. Security Council unanimously adopted in ...

- Voice of America - US

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