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PM Modi in U.S.: Former Obama advisor says H1B Visa issue won't be sorted out.

, June 25 : The H1B Visa issue will most likely not be sorted out in the upcoming meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and United States President Donald Trump, Joshua White, who served the Obama White House as senior advisor and director for South Asian affairs at the National Security Council, has said, adding, ...

- Sify - IN

In Haiti, Security Council spotlights opportunities for country's reform towards stability and development.

Wrapping up a three-day visit to Haiti, a Security Council delegation today stressed that it has accomplished the objectives of the mission, including a first-hand look into how best the United Nations could contribute to the country's lasting stability and development.

- UN - INT

India, Portugal sign new agreements in 'taxation'.

India and Portugal on Saturday signed new agreements in the field of taxation, science, space, youth affairs and sports to further expand their bilateral relations. While addressing a joint statement, the two sides have also agreed to set up a joint science and technology fund of four million euros. PM Modi thanked Portugal ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Leo Varadkar outlines plans for Ireland to have a seat on the UN Security Council.

The Taoiseach says it is time for Ireland to extend our diplomatic footprint.

- BreakingNews.ie - IE

Thank Portugal for supporting our UNSC bid: PM.

- Times Of India - IN

Will the South Korea Summit Lead to Negotiations with North Korea?.

Robert A. Manning Security, Asia By demonstrating goodwill, Seoul would have the moral high ground, even if Pyongyang does not accept Seoul's hand of friendship and cooperation. As South Korean President Moon Jae-in gears up for a June 29–30 summit with Donald Trump, his ardent desire is to engage North Korea and revive ...

- The National Interest - US

In visit to Haiti, Security Council delegation to reaffirm support for country's stability and development.

The United Nations Security Council on Thursday began a three-day visit to Haiti to reaffirm its support for the Haitian Government and people in strengthening institutions to contribute to the country's stability and development.

- UN - INT

Israel: Hezbollah uses NGO to conceal border posts.

Israel has filed a complaint with the U.N. Security Council accusing the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah of setting up observation outposts along the border on land purportedly used by an environmental advocacy group.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Kabul bombing sparked Afghan political crisis, UNSC told.

By Pajhwok on 23 June 2017 KABUL : Secretary-General's Special Representative for Afghanistan...

- Pajhwok - AF

Israel claims Hezbollah is running a surveillance operation at the border under the guise of environmental work.

Flickr/Israel Defense ForcesIsrael told the United Nations Security Council on Thursday that Hezbollah was establishing observation posts along the Israeli-Lebanese border under cover of a purported environmental NGO. In a letter, Israel’s envoy to the UN, Danny Danon, pointed to an incident in April, in which a ...

- Business Insider - US

Hezbollah outposts under the guise of an agriculture NGO'.

Israeli Ambassador to the UN presents evidence to Security Council that Hezbollah has set up outposts on border by pretending to be an NGO.

- Arutz Sheva - IL

Pakistan writes to UN about 'human rights violations' in Kashmir

Srinagar Pakistan on Thursday said that it has written to the UN Secretary General, the president of the UNSC and the OIC secretary general to update them about the gross human rights violations' in Kashmir. Speaking at his weekly press briefing in Islamabad on Thursday, Pakistan Foreign Office spokesperson, Nafees Zakaria, ...

- Kashmir Life - IN

UN head finalizes Ghassan Salameh posting as Libya envoy

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres Thursday formally appointed former Lebanese minister Ghassan Salameh to lead the agency's support mission in Libya, a day after the Security Council approved the posting

- The Daily Star - LB

UN welcomes deployment of force to fight extremists in Sahel

UNITED NATIONS " The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved a resolution Thursday welcoming the deployment of a 5,000-strong African force to fight the growing threat from extremists in the vast Sahel region after it was...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

UN welcomes deployment of force to fight extremists in Sahel

UNITED NATIONS " The U.N. Security Council has unanimously approved a resolution welcoming the deployment of a 5,000-strong force from five countries in Africa's vast Sahel region to fight the growing threat from extremists.The...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

'Safe terrorist havens' are inside Afghanistan, Pakistan tells UN

, June 22 : Pakistan's permanent representative to the United Nations Maleeha Lodhi has said that terrorist "safe havens" are inside, not outside, Afghanistan."The resilience of the insurgency led by the Taliban cannot be explained away by convenient references to external 'safe havens' or 'support centres'," the Dawn ...

- Sify - IN

UN has a 'responsibility' to resolve Kashmir issue: Pak

Pakistan said today that the UN has a "responsibility" to resolve the Kashmir issue, days after UN chief Antonio Guterres stated that he is engaged in bringing about an Indo-Pak dialogue to resolve the matter.Foreign Office spokesperson Nafees Zakaria, at his weekly briefing, said Kashmir is an "internationally recognised" ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

'Safe havens' inside, not outside, Afghanistan, Pakistan tells UNSC

Terrorist safe havens' are inside, not outside, Afghanistan, Pakistan told the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday.'The resilience of the insurgency led by the Taliban cannot be explained away by convenient references to external 'safe havens' or 'support centres',' Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi, Pakistan's permanent ...

- DAWN - PK

India: Security Council ignoring terrorists, terror-backers in Afghanistan

United Nations, June 22 India has accused the Security Council and the international community of tending to ignore the terrorists ravaging Afghanistan and their backers while these forces "have stood up against one of the biggest collective military efforts in the world". "The international community's collective inability ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Pakistan expects gratitude not hostility from Afghanistan: Maleeha Lodhi

Maleeha Lodhi asserted that Pakistan is committed to not allow its territory to be used for terrorism against other countries. Photo: Geo News NEW YORK: Pakistan hosts over two million Afghan refugees. We expect gratitude and not hostility from Afghan government, said Ambassador of Pakistan to the United Nations Dr ...

- Geo.tv - PK

US, China agree to stop firms from doing business with North Korea over nuclear threat, Tillerson says

China and the US held high-level security talks on Wednesday and called on North Korea to halt its missile and nuclear programme, despite US President Donald Trump’s tweeted claim a day earlier that Beijing’s efforts to rein in Pyongyang have “not worked out”. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Pakistan committed to destabilise Afghanistan: Saikal

By Lalit K Jha on 22 June 2017 WASHINGTON : Without directly naming it, the Afghan Ambassador to the United Nations, Mahmoud Saikal, on Wednesday told members of the UN Security Council that Pakistan...

- Pajhwok - AF

U.N. Security Council Welcomes Deployment of New Counterterrorism Force in Africa

A French-American standoff at the Security Council has been resolved, clearing the way for deployment of a five-nation African force in the Sahel region.

- International NY Times - US

UN: Despite Cease-fire, 'Hostilities Have Persisted' in South Sudan

The U.N.'s peacekeeping chief said Wednesday that a unilateral cease-fire declared by the government of South Sudan had not materialized, and that the country remained unstable. "Hostilities have persisted well after the cease-fire commitment made by President Salva Kiir and continue to unfold in various parts of the ...

- Voice of America - US

UN Security Council Backs W. Africa Force to Fight Sahel Militants

The United Nations Security Council on Wednesday unanimously backed a West African force to combat militant groups as well as arms, drug and human trafficking in the Sahel region after diplomats said France softened the resolution's language to secure the support of the United States. The vast, arid region has in recent ...

- Voice of America - US

Iran's Khamenei Reportedly Ordered Missile Strikes on IS Targets in Syria

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei ordered weekend missile strikes on Islamic State targets in Syria, Revolutionary Guards said, contradicting a previous report that they were authorized by the country's security council. The Guards fired six mid-range surface to surface missiles from western Iran into Syria's ...

- Voice of America - US

Brussels central station bomber identified as Moroccan known to police

June 21, 2017, 4:09 PM Belgian officials said Wednesday that the man who detonated a bomb in an underground concourse of the Brussels central train station before being shot and killed on Tuesday night was a 36-year-old Moroccan. The man was reportedly known to police but not previously considered a terror suspect by the ...

- DEBKAFile - IL

UN Security Council welcomes deployment of regional force to restore stability in the Sahel

The United Nations Security Council today welcomed the deployment by the so-called Group of Five – Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger – of a joint force to tackle the threat of terrorism, as well as the serious challenges posed by transnational organized crime in Africa's restive Sahel region.

- UN - INT

U.N. Leader Softens His Predecessor’s Criticism of Iran Missile Tests

Secretary General Antnio Guterres’s relatively mild language in a report to the United Nations Security Council could complicate American efforts to punish Iran.

- New York Times - US

Security Council backs Salameh to be U.N.'s new Libya envoy

The U.N. Security Council Tuesday backed the appointment of Lebanese academic and former Culture Minister Ghassan Salameh to be the U.N.'s new envoy in Libya.

- The Daily Star - LB

UN approves Sahel counterterrorism force

The UN Security Council has approved an African counterterrrorism force in the Sahel, but in a watered-down form due to US objections. The force will also fight arms, drugs and human trafficking.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

News24.com | UN Security Council unanimously welcomes Sahel force

The UN Security Council unanimously has adopted a resolution that paves the way for the deployment of a five-nation African military force to fight jihadists in the Sahel region.

- News24.com - ZA

US and China agree to cooperate to halt North Korea nuclear threat

China and the US, in high-level security talks on Wednesday, called on North Korea to halt its missile and nuclear programme despite US President Donald Trump’s tweeted claim a day earlier that China’s efforts to rein in DPRK have “not worked out”. In a press conference afterward, US Secretary of ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Iran's Khamenei ordered missile strikes on Islamic State targets in Syria: Guards

BEIRUT - Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei ordered weekend missile strikes on Islamic State targets in Syria, Revolutionary Guards said, contradicting a previous report that they were authorised by the country's security council.

- Reuters - US

US calls on UN Security Council to denounce Hamas

WASHINGTON , U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley called for a United Nations resolution that would condemn Hamas as a terrorist organization. Haley delivered her remarks Tuesday at a Security Council meeting on the Middle East, saying Hamas is a danger to both Israel and the Palestinians. The Security Council must unite to say that ...

- JTA - US

U.N. Security Council Approves New Counterterrorism Force in Africa

A French-American standoff over the authorization has been resolved, clearing the way for the deployment of a five-nation African force in the Sahel region.

- New York Times - US

UN Security Council backs West Africa force to fight Sahel militants

France first intervened in early 2013 to drive out militants who had seized northern Mali a year earlier. But militants continue to attack in Mali and its neighbors.

- Zee News - IN

UN welcomes deployment of force to fight extremists in Sahel

The U.N. Security Council has unanimously approved a resolution welcoming the deployment of a 5,000-strong force from five countries in Africa's vast Sahel region to fight the growing threat from extremists.

- FOX News - US

Failed Brussels bomb could have been much worse, says Belgian PM

A suitcase bomb packed with nails and gas bottles could have caused heavy casualties, Belgium's prime minister said today, a day after a soldier shot dead a Moroccan national attempting an attack on Brussels' Central Station. "We have avoided an attack that could have been a great deal worse," Charles Michel told reporters ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Former Lebanese minister Ghassan Salameh named UN's new envoy in Libya

The UN Security Council on Tuesday backed the appointment of Lebanese academic and former culture minister Ghassan Salameh to be the UN's new envoy in Libya. The appointment capped a four-month search for a new head of the UN political mission in Libya who will lead negotiations on opening up a UN-backed deal to form

- Ya Libnan - US

UN backs Salameh's appointment as new Libya envoy

The U.N. Security Council on Tuesday backed the appointment of Lebanese academic and former culture minister Ghassan Salameh to be the U.N.'s new envoy in Libya.

- The Daily Star - LB

UN Envoy: Israel Flouts UN Security Council Settlement Demand

Israel is flouting a United Nations Security Council demand to halt settlement building on occupied Palestinian land, while both parties are ignoring a call to stop provocation, incitement and inflammatory rhetoric, a senior U.N. envoy said on Tuesday. U.N. Middle East envoy Nickolay Mladenov made the assessment in his ...

- Voice of America - US

UN, AU Call for Restraint Along Eritrea-Djibouti Border

The U.N. Security Council is calling on Eritrea and Djibouti to peacefully resolve a land dispute along their border. Djibouti accused Eritrea of deploying troops to occupy the contested area, known as Ras Doumeira, after a contingent of 450 Qatari peacekeepers departed last week. If true, the move could threaten a return ...

- Voice of America - US

France Softens Proposed UN Backing for Sahel Force to Appease US

The United Nations Security Council is set to vote on Wednesday on a draft resolution to back a West African force to combat terrorism and arms, drug and human trafficking in the Sahel region after France weakened the language in a bid to appease the United States. The vast, arid region has in recent years become a breeding ...

- Voice of America - US

UN to vote on sending troops to Sahel after French-US deal

The UN Security Council will vote Wednesday on a draft resolution that would pave the way for the deployment of a five-nation African military force to fight jihadists in the Sahel region.

- France24 - FR

Burundi: Senior UN official urges steps towards political dialogue amid ongoing fragility

Amid Burundi's “fragile” security situation, marked by recent grenade attacks in the capital, Bujumbura, a senior United Nations political official told the Security Council today that regional actors and international partners must press for confidence-building measures that would be conducive for holding an ...

- UN - INT

'Now is not the time to give up' on two-state solution, UN Middle East envoy tells Security Council

Achieving a negotiated two-state outcome is the only way to lay the foundations for enduring peace that is based on Israeli security needs and the Palestinian right to sovereignty and statehood, the United Nations envoy on Middle East peace told the Security Council today.

- UN - INT

U.N. council approves former Lebanese minister as new Libya envoy | Reuters

UNITED NATIONS The United Nations Security Council on Tuesday approved the appointment of a former Lebanese culture minister as the new U.N. envoy to Libya, diplomats said, ending an unusually contentious four-month search.U.N. chief Antonio Guterres on Friday officially put forward Ghassan Salame, a professor of ...

- Firstpost - IN

Hafiz Saeed threatening Baloch people under Pak's patronage: Munir Mengal

, June 20 : Exiled Baloch leader Munir Mengal has alleged that Hafiz Saeed, head of Jamaat-ud-Dawa, has been threatening the local people in Balochistan under the patronage of Pakistan.Speaking during the ongoing 35th session of UN Security Council in Geneva, Munir Mengal, founder of Baloch Voice Association said, "On one ...

- Sify - IN

Danon: UN Security Council provides platform for 'blood libels'

Israel's Ambassador to the UN slams Algerian diplomat's accusations that Israel turned Gaza into a concentration camp.

- Arutz Sheva - IL

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