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India, Ireland, Kenya, Mexico and Norway on Monday began to assume responsibilities as non-permanent members of the Security Council.
The Council also said that decisive measures should be taken against countries that support terrorism and are involved in the transfer of foreign terrorist fighters to Africa, motivated by ideology and financial gains.
Members of the Security Council expressed their deepest sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims and to government of Afghanistan
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres described the terror threat as “evolving,” saying “the new frontier is cyber-terrorism: the use of social media and the dark web to coordinate attacks, spread propaganda and recruit new followers.”
Lowcock added that many hundreds more have been injured and over 440,000 displaced and dozens of civilians killed or injured by shelling of the Security Council-listed terrorist group Hayat Tahrir al-Sham and the non-state armed groups associated with them.
Palestinian UN envoy: How many Palestinians have to die before you take action?
African forces are preparing to enter Gambia after President Yahya Jammeh refused to step down. Jammeh has ignored a midnight deadline to leave office and honor the results of a December election.
The UN has clearly fallen short of its creditable aim towards safeguarding international peace and security, says Shoukry
Egypt received condemnations from Saudi Arabia and Qatar for voting in favour of the Russian resolution
The Egyptian delegation said that any intervention should be coordinated with the South Sudanese government
UNSC vast majority rejected African delegations’ suggestion to modify the decision to include coordination with Burundi
During the session, Egypt refrained from voting on intervention in Burundi
Libya has a small amount of chemical weapons, but a large quantity of arms, says expert
The Foreign Affairs Ministry said Egypt only suggested a ‘slight’ amendment that does not change the core meaning of the statement
UN envoy to Libya Martin Kobler said that the country of 6 million is host to 20 million weapons or weapon parts
Egypt is currently heading the UNSC, will culminate events on Wednesday to celebrate Africa Day
Syria needs a new constitution, says Russian President Vladimir Putin
Complaint concerns the Halayib and Shalateen dispute
Talks are useless if violence does not stop, Houthi member says
The latest elections for the United Nations Security Council’s 10 non-permanent seats have come and gone without much fanfare, a clear testament to the fringe importance of what should be one of the most sought after offices any country could aspire to. These elections come at a pivotal point in global security, with the Middle …
Shoukry recognises Egypt’s role as UNSC non-permanent member, yet highlights the unequal role of veto power
Shoukry is expected to hold bilateral talks with several foreign ministers to promote Egypt’s bid for a Security Council seat during the visit
Al-Sisi met with more than 50 UN representatives
Syrian regime attacked marketplace in city of Douma, reportedly killing 100 people
Ghana’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Hanna Tetteh has lent support to Egypt’s request for non-permanent membership of the UN Security Council in 2016-2017. According to an Egyptian Foreign Ministry statement, Tetteh approached Egypt’s ambassador to Ghana, expressing the “leading role and experience of Egyptian diplomacy”. Tetteh considered this support a part of the strong relations and cooperation between …
Security Council resolution aimed at thwarting Houthis and reinstalling Hadi government sparked strong condemnation by Yemeni militia
Request comes day after armed forces carried out an airstrike on self-proclaimed “Islamic State” in response to their killing of 21 Egyptians
Egyptian foreign minister to discuss international procedures against terrorism with the UN after the killing of 21 Egyptians
Terry Larson arrived in Cairo to discuss Egypt’s campaign towards a non-permanent seat in the UN Security Council