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Syria hit by diplomatic defection as U.N. battles divisions

Syria's ambassador to Iraq defected on Wednesday in protest over President Bashar al-Assad's violent suppression of a 16-month uprising as the U.N. Security Council remained deadlocked over the next steps in the crisis.


Palestinian Leader to Ask for Full U.N. Membership

The Palestinian president said Friday that he will ask the U.N. Security Council next week to endorse his statehood bid, a step that would risk a threatened U.S. veto in the council.


Syria site was "very likely" an atom reactor: IAEA

A Syrian site bombed by Israel in 2007 was "very likely" to have been a nuclear reactor which should have been declared, the U.N. atomic agency said in a report, an assertion which may lead to Damascus being referred to the U.N. Security Council.


UN council slaps sanctions on Libya's Gadhafi

UN council slaps sanctions on Libya's Gadhafi

The U.N. Security Council has voted unanimously to impose sanctions on Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, his five adult children and top associates.


Obama backs India bid for UN Security Council seat

President Barack Obama on Monday backed India for a permanent seat on the U.N. Security Council, a dramatic diplomatic gesture to his hosts at the end of his first visit to this booming nation.


Canada drops bid for UN Security Council seat

Voting for two UN Security Council seats began Tuesday in New York. (Eric Thayer/Reuters) Canada has dropped its bid for a seat on the United Nations Security Council after coming behind Portugal in second ballot voting Tuesday in New York.


New EU sanctions on Iran approved

EU leaders back new sanctions on Iran that are tougher than recent measures adopted by the UN Security Council.


Two Koreas to address U.N. over ship sinking

Two Koreas to address U.N. over ship sinking

North and South Korea will address the U.N. Security Council separately on Monday over the deadly sinking of a South Korean naval ship in March that has raised tension on the Korean peninsula, an official said on Monday.


North Korea denies sinking South ship in letter to U.N.

North Korea has sent a letter to the U.N. Security Council rejecting accusations from South Korea that it was behind the sinking of one of its neighbor's navy ships, saying it was the victim of a U.S.-led conspiracy.


U.N. council to hit defiant Iran with new sanctions

U.N. council to hit defiant Iran with new sanctions

The U.N. Security Council is set to impose a new round of sanctions on a defiant Iran on Wednesday over a nuclear program that Western powers suspect is aimed at developing atomic weapons.


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