UN says Myanmar junta elections will fuel violence

BANGKOK: Joint plans for elections in Myanmar coup hit this year will “fuel greater violence”, a United Nations special envoy said on Tuesday, calling for the international community to unite in opposition.Myanmar has been in turmoil since the military toppled democracy figurehead Aung San Suu Kyi’s civilian government almost two years ago, alleging massive fraud … Read more

UN Security Council Members Stress Jerusalem’s Al Aqsa Mosque Status Quo

The controversy erupted after Israel’s far-right minister Itamar Ben-Gvir briefly visited the Al-Aqsa. United Nations: UN Security Council members voiced concern on Thursday and stressed the need to maintain a status quo at the Al Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem, days after Israel’s new far-right security minister Itamar Ben-Gvir briefly visited the site. The decades-old … Read more

North Korea conducts ‘final-stage test’ for spy satellite: Report

SEOUL: North Korea carried out an “important final-stage test” for the development of a spy satellite, which it will complete by April next year, state media said on Monday. The report comes a day after seoul’s military said it had detected launches by Pyongyang of two medium-range ballistic missiles, the North’s latest in a year … Read more

India Assumes Presidency Of UN Security Council For December

India assumes the monthly rotating Presidency of the Security Council from December 1. United Nations: India on Thursday assumed the rotating Presidency of the 15-nation UN Security Council for the month of December, during which it will host signature events on countering terrorism and reformed multilateralism. India’s Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Ruchira Kamboj … Read more

Volodymyr Zelensky To Address Urgent UN Meet After “70 Russian Missiles” Hit Ukraine

Murder of civilians, ruining of civilian infrastructure are acts of terror, Zelensky said. (Filet) United Nations: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky will address an urgent UN Security Council meeting Wednesday on Russian attacks that have caused blackouts in neighboring Moldova, diplomats said. Volodymyr Zelensky will address the emergency debate — requested by Kyiv and due to … Read more

North Korea calls UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres ‘puppet of US’ after missile launch

SEOUL: north Korea’s foreign minister called UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres “a puppet of the United States” as she slammed the UN chief for joining US-led condemnation of the North’s recent intercontinental ballistic missile test. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres earlier issued a statement strongly condemning North Korea’s ICBM launch on Friday and reiterating his call on … Read more

UNSC Does Not Reflect Number of African States, Role in Global Affairs, Russian Envoy Says

https://sputniknews.com/20221119/unsc-does-not-reflect-number-of-african-states-role-in-global-affairs-russian-envoy-says-1104421294.html UNSC Does Not Reflect Number of African States, Role in Global Affairs, Russian Envoy Says UNSC Does Not Reflect Number of African States, Role in Global Affairs, Russian Envoy Says The composition of the UN Security Council does not reflect the number of states in Africa nor the continent’s role on the global stage, … Read more

U.S. Defense secretary speaks with Russian counterpart

Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin speaks at a news briefing at the Pentagon on July 20, 2022 in Arlington, Virginia. Anna Moneymaker | Getty Images WASHINGTON — Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin spoke with his Russian counterpart Friday morning, the second known call since the Kremlin’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine in late February. Pentagon press … Read more

UN Security Council Opens Session On Russia Annexations

Secretary of State Antony Blinken said that the US would seek a vote at the General Assembly. United Nations: The UN Security Council on Friday opened a session on Russia’s annexations of territory, with Moscow certain to veto the US-Ukrainian resolution of condemnation. “This is exactly what the Security Council was made to do. Defend … Read more

UN Security Council To Discuss Today Over Ukraine Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Plant Attack

Russia And Ukraine blame each other of striking Zaporizhzhia power plant attack. United Nation: The UN Security Council will hold an emergency meeting Thursday to address the crisis at Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear complex, the power plant that Kyiv and Moscow accuse each other of having bombed, diplomatic sources said. A source in the Security Council … Read more