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North Korea threatens U.S. with preemptive nuclear strike

North Korea

North Korea threatened the United States on Thursday with a preemptive nuclear strike, raising the level of rhetoric while the U.N. Security Council considers new sanctions against the reclusive country.


France seeks quick UN Mali handover

The UN should begin planning for African-led forces in Mali to become a full peacekeeping mission, France tells the Security Council, as clashes continue.


Russia, China urge North Korea to drop rocket launch plan

Russia and China urged North Korea on Monday not to go ahead with a plan for its second rocket launch of 2012, with Moscow saying any such move would violate restrictions imposed by the U.N. Security Council.


U.S. gives Iran until March to cooperate with IAEA

The United States set a March deadline on Thursday for Iran to start cooperating in substance with a U.N. nuclear agency investigation, saying it would otherwise urge reporting the issue to the U.N. Security Council.


Syria: Diplomatic deadlock, deaths go on

Horrific images of dozens of mutilated children's corpses in the village of Houla prompted a rare moment of unity on Sunday from the United Nations Security Council.


Pressure on Syrian regime heats up

International envoy Kofi Annan is expected to brief the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday, as reports of carnage in Syria steadily increase despite the council's agreement to boost the number of monitors there.


Russia, China Veto U.N. Resolution Against Syria

Russia, China Veto U.N. Resolution Against Syria

Russia and China vetoed a U.N. Security Council resolution Tuesday that threatened sanctions against Syria if it didn't immediately halt its military crackdown against civilians.


No U.N. action on Syria

No U.N. action on Syria

After more than a thousand reported deaths from a government crackdown on dissidents and chilling videos of violence on social media, the unrest in Syria has drawn international attention -- albeit no response from the United Nations Security Council.


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.


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.


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