UNSC urges Somalia’s feuding leaders to settle dispute

The United Nations Security Council has urged Somalia’s feuding government leaders to resolve their disagreements through dialogue and give top priority to holding long-delayed national elections this year. The 15-member body in a statement on Saturday also called on the federal government and regional states “to ensure that any political...
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UNSC expresses deep concern about the ongoing disagreement within Somali government

NEW YORK – The Members of the Security Council were briefed by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on the current situation in Somalia. The Members of the Security Council expressed their deep concern about the ongoing disagreement within the Somali Government and the negative impact on the electoral timetable and process. They urged all stakeholders to exercise restraint, and underlined the importance of maintaining peace, security and stability in Somalia.
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Afghanistan: UNSC resolution calls for equal participation

Kabul [Afghanistan], September 18 (ANI): The Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution renewing the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) on Friday, specifying the importance of "equal and meaningful participation" of women in public life. The resolution also emphasises "the importance of the establishment of an inclusive...

Yemen’s gov’t complains to UNSC over Houthi attack on Mocha port

ADEN, Sept 18 (NNN-Xinhua) — Yemen’s government said that it had complained to the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) over the Houthi attack on the Mocha port, a newly refurbished commercial seaport in the country’s southwestern part. According to a statement released by the state-run Saba News Agency, the government...

UNSC wants Taliban to form broad-based govt

(MENAFN - Pajhwok Afghan News) KABUL (Pajhwok): The United Nations Security Council has called for the Taliban to set up an inclusive and broad-based government, including women. In an unanimously-passed resolution on Friday, the powerful UN body underlined respect for human rights, including for the rights of children and minorities.

‘China hopes…’: India’s nuclear-capable Agni-V ‘spooks’ Beijing again

China on Thursday questioned India’s missile programme citing a United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolution passed in 1998. India’s 5000-km range missile project – Agni V – has received widespread attention and apparently caused a great concern in China. The missile, which is capable of carrying nuclear warhead, has been...
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9/11 transformed US-Mexico relations

The 20th anniversary of al-Qaida’s terrorist strikes against the United States has been marked by a tsunami of ink over what these two decades have meant for Washington’s interests and agenda in the Middle East, the fight against terrorism, and the country’s grand strategy and global geopolitical heft; it has also been framed by the Biden administration’s withdrawal from Afghanistan. However, little bandwidth has been dedicated to one bilateral relationship which was truly impacted and transformed — in both negative and positive terms — as a result of the attacks.

UNSC extends Afghan mission mandate for 6 months

New York [US], August 17 (ANI): The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on Friday voted to extend the mandate for its assistance mission in Afghanistan by six months and called on the Taliban to create an inclusive government. The 15-member council acted in a resolution passed unanimously, Anadolu Agency reported.

News: Ethiopia embraces UNSC calls for AU led trilateral negotiation, warns humanitarian partners against acts that threaten sovereignty, national security

Addis Abeba, September 17/2021 – At the Ministry of Foreign Affairs biweekly press briefing yesterday, Ambassador Dina Mufti, the Spokesperson of the Ministry discussed the recent UN Security Council calls on Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia, to resume negotiations on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) and reach a binding deal through the African Union (AU) led initiative. He said, “Ethiopia welcomes council members for directing the matter to the African Union-led trilateral negotiation.”