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#UN Security Council

From TheJournal.ie Riverdance's Jean Butler gives shoutout to Irish security council bid during performance in New York UN Security Council

Riverdance's Jean Butler gives shoutout to Irish security council bid during performance in New York

The government is hoping to secure a two-year rotating term on the UN Security Council in 2021.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: As Turkey attacks and Trump watches on, who are the Kurds and why are they in the middle? Syria This post contains videos

Explainer: As Turkey attacks and Trump watches on, who are the Kurds and why are they in the middle?

The US made the surprise decision to pull troops out of northern Syria, leaving Turkey to enter.

From TheJournal.ie Simon Coveney is travelling to the US today - this is what he'll be up to Washington

Simon Coveney is travelling to the US today - this is what he'll be up to

He’ll be meeting with Mike Pompeo, along with launching a new government strategy for the US and Canada.

From TheJournal.ie Ukraine backs martial law after confrontation at sea with Russia Crisis In Crimea

Ukraine backs martial law after confrontation at sea with Russia

He now requires the parliament’s approval for the decree to come into force.

From TheJournal.ie UN says genocide is 'ongoing' against Rohingya Muslims Myanmar

UN says genocide is 'ongoing' against Rohingya Muslims

Myanmar has rejected accusations that its military committed atrocities in a crackdown last year.

From TheJournal.ie Trump accuses China of meddling in US elections as payback for their growing trade war UN Security Council

Trump accuses China of meddling in US elections as payback for their growing trade war

A gavel-wielding Trump at the UN Security Council accused Beijing of working against his Republican Party in upcoming midterm elections.

From TheJournal.ie 'Trump should have no place in your remarks about Irish media, Taoiseach' Opinion

'Trump should have no place in your remarks about Irish media, Taoiseach'

The naivety of putting the word ‘sympathy’ in proximity to the US President’s take on journalism is breathtaking, writes the editor of TheJournal.ie.

From TheJournal.ie Bono warns UN is 'under attack' as he issues rallying call for Irish security council seat All I Want Is UN

Bono warns UN is 'under attack' as he issues rallying call for Irish security council seat

Leo Varadkar and Mary Robinson also made speeches calling for Ireland to win a seat on the UN Security Council.

From TheJournal.ie Leo pays tribute to the 88 Irish peacekeepers who never made it home UN Security Council

Leo pays tribute to the 88 Irish peacekeepers who never made it home

Today, Leo Varadkar launched Ireland’s bid for a seat on the UN Security Council.

From TheJournal.ie Bono gives shoutout to Irish security council bid during Madison Square Garden concert United Nations

Bono gives shoutout to Irish security council bid during Madison Square Garden concert

A formal launch event for Ireland’s bid to the UN Security Council will take place today.

From TheJournal.ie U2 concert on agenda as Varadkar and Coveney plot charm offensive to win UN security council seat Beautiful Day

U2 concert on agenda as Varadkar and Coveney plot charm offensive to win UN security council seat

The Irish government is aiming to win a non-permanent seat on the security council for 2021-2022.

From TheJournal.ie Russia refuses to accept responsibility for downing of Flight MH17 UN Security Council

Russia refuses to accept responsibility for downing of Flight MH17

“The language of ultimatums is not something that anyone will be allowed to use,” Russia’s UN ambassador Vasily Nebenzya told the UN Security Council.

From TheJournal.ie Russia compares Salisbury poisoning allegations to Nazi propaganda Playing With Fire

Russia compares Salisbury poisoning allegations to Nazi propaganda

A war of words has erupted between Russia, the UK and the US.

From TheJournal.ie Coveney calls for Israeli restraint after 16 Palestinians killed in clashes Gaza Protests

Coveney calls for Israeli restraint after 16 Palestinians killed in clashes

Thousands of Gazans marched near the Israel border yesterday where Palestinian officials state Israeli soldiers opened fire.

From TheJournal.ie Iran says that meeting of UN Security Council over mass protests is 'a preposterous example of US bullying' UN Security Council

Iran says that meeting of UN Security Council over mass protests is 'a preposterous example of US bullying'

At least 21 people have been killed and hundreds arrested amid anti-government rallies and unrest that began last week.

From TheJournal.ie UN security council slaps North Korea with new sanctions following last month's missile tests Sanctions

UN security council slaps North Korea with new sanctions following last month's missile tests

It is the third raft of sanctions imposed on North Korea this year.

From TheJournal.ie North Korea ally China joins UN Security Council in condemning missile launch over Japan UN Security Council

North Korea ally China joins UN Security Council in condemning missile launch over Japan

North Korea’s only major ally said “we are going to make a necessary response”.

From TheJournal.ie UN Security Council to meet today as North Korea provokes the US with missile tests Trouble Ahead

UN Security Council to meet today as North Korea provokes the US with missile tests

Experts have said that the world security community should accept that North Korea will have long-range nuclear arms.

From TheJournal.ie 'A child under the age of 10 dying every 10 minutes' - Threat of famine in Yemen Conflict

'A child under the age of 10 dying every 10 minutes' - Threat of famine in Yemen

The UN has warned that famine is now a possible scenario for 2017.

From TheJournal.ie UN Security Council endorses Syria ceasefire and plans for peace talks Peace

UN Security Council endorses Syria ceasefire and plans for peace talks

The UN Security Council approves the Russian-drafted resolution on the Syria ceasefire.

From TheJournal.ie Israel hits back strongly after landmark UN vote on its settlements New Zealand

Israel hits back strongly after landmark UN vote on its settlements

The vote sparked furtive Security Council debate on what else might be achieved for the Palestinians before Obama leaves office.

From TheJournal.ie America abstains as the UN condemns Israeli settlements Security Council

America abstains as the UN condemns Israeli settlements

New Zealand had stepped in to replace a withdrawn Egyptian resolution demanding an end to Israeli settlements.

From TheJournal.ie "War crimes are being committed here" - pressure ramped up on Russia to rein in bombing campaign Aleppo

"War crimes are being committed here" - pressure ramped up on Russia to rein in bombing campaign

The eastern side of Syrian city Aleppo has been subjected to an “unprecedented” bombing campaign over the last four days.

From TheJournal.ie American troops evacuated from Yemen as civil war approaches Crisis

American troops evacuated from Yemen as civil war approaches

The advance of rebel forces has continued.

From TheJournal.ie Israel warns of 'retaliatory steps' as Palestine signs up to International Criminal Court War Crimes

Israel warns of 'retaliatory steps' as Palestine signs up to International Criminal Court

Benjamin Netanyahu called Israel’s soldiers “the most moral army in the world”.

From TheJournal.ie Deadly Ebola outbreak now a "threat to world peace" UN Security Council

Deadly Ebola outbreak now a "threat to world peace"

That’s according to the UN Security Council, which met today.

From TheJournal.ie Nations meet in Paris to discuss how to defeat Islamic State JOining Forces

Nations meet in Paris to discuss how to defeat Islamic State

Representatives of 20 nations will take part.

From TheJournal.ie Palestine UN representative holds back tears during Security Council meeting Crisis

Palestine UN representative holds back tears during Security Council meeting

The US reaffirmed its strong support for Israel’s right to defend itself.

From TheJournal.ie Eamon Gilmore calls for support on UN Syria, but Russia's already said no Diplomacy

Eamon Gilmore calls for support on UN Syria, but Russia's already said no

The resolution will seek to refer Syria to the International Criminal Court.

From TheJournal.ie 'A credit to the Assad regime': US welcomes Syria's chemical weapons disposal Syria

'A credit to the Assad regime': US welcomes Syria's chemical weapons disposal

Syria’s quick compliance with the destroying of chemical weapons stockpile has earned praise from US Secretary of State John Kerry.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Full, unimpeded access for all doctors is immediately needed in Syria Opinion

Column: Full, unimpeded access for all doctors is immediately needed in Syria

It is unacceptable that medical staff are being denied access to the world’s worst humanitarian crisis since the Cold War, writes Irish-Libyan doctor Dr Fatima Hamroush.

From TheJournal.ie UN votes to order destruction of Syria's chemical weapons Agreement

UN votes to order destruction of Syria's chemical weapons

The UN security council voted unamimounsly to back the deal proposed by the US and Russia. International experts are expected to start work in Syria next week

From TheJournal.ie Syria will hand over chemical weapons after agreement Syria

Syria will hand over chemical weapons after agreement

The UN Security Council has approved a deal that will see Syria destroying chemical weapons.

From TheJournal.ie UN chief: Report confirms chemical weapons "war crime" in Syria Syrian Crisis

UN chief: Report confirms chemical weapons "war crime" in Syria

Ban Ki-moon says UN invesigators have confirmed “unequivocally and objectively” that chemical weapons, including sarin, were used.

From TheJournal.ie France to submit resolution on Syria chemical weapons to UN Syria

France to submit resolution on Syria chemical weapons to UN

France says that the resolution would call on Syria to put its chemical weapons beyond use – or face action.

From TheJournal.ie Angelina Jolie calls on UN Security Council to act on war rapes War Zone

Angelina Jolie calls on UN Security Council to act on war rapes

The actress asked the UN Security Council to make dealing with war zone rape a top priority.

From TheJournal.ie World Press Freedom Day: Syria now most dangerous place for journalists Press Freedom

World Press Freedom Day: Syria now most dangerous place for journalists

It’s believed that 36 journalists have been killed there since 2011.

From TheJournal.ie Column: North Korea’s pursuit of the bomb should not be ignored Opinion

Column: North Korea’s pursuit of the bomb should not be ignored

While a functioning nuclear weapon remains years away for North Korea, recent activities and statements will nevertheless have a worrying effect in Seoul, Washington and the wider world, writes Jason Douglas.

From TheJournal.ie UN Security Council vows action after North Korea nuclear test North Korea

UN Security Council vows action after North Korea nuclear test

Even North Korea’s sole international ally, China, was stern in its condemnation of the nuclear test and threats to the United States.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland condemns North Korean nuclear test 'in strongest terms' Nuclear Test

Ireland condemns North Korean nuclear test 'in strongest terms'

Eamon Gilmore adds his voice to a chorus of international opposition to North Korea’s nuclear explosive testing.

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