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Iraq wants UN to approve more military aid

Iraq's ambassador to France called on the U.N. Security Council to approve extra military aid for Baghdad, including air and drone support, when it meets in New York later on Thursday. "We need equipment, extra aviation a

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Saudi Arabia declines UN Security Council seat

Saudi Arabia said on Friday it was declining its United Nations Security Council rotating seat, citing "double standards" that made it hard for the world body to end conflict and wars. "The kingdom sees that the met

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Saudi Arabia elected to UN Security Council

Saudi Arabia, Chad and Nigeria were elected by the UN General Assembly on Thursday to serve a two-year term on the UN Security Council. Chile and Lithuania also won seats on the 15-member council. There are five veto-wielding perm

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Arab League urges UN action on Syria

The Arab League squarely blamed Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad on Tuesday for a gas attack near Damascus and urged the UN Security Council to act, providing what diplomatic sources said was political cover for a possible US strike.

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Over 50 countries ask UN to refer Syria to court

More than 50 countries asked the UN Security Council on Monday to refer the Syria crisis to the International Criminal Court, which prosecutes people for genocide and war crimes, in order to send a signal to Syrian authorities. Mo

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Arabs should intervene in Syria: Qatar Emir

  Arab nations should intervene in Syria given the UN Security Council's failure to stop the civil war in the country, Qatari Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani said on Tuesday.   "The

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Russia seeks to slow UN pace on Syria action

Russia on Monday sought to avert a swift UN Security Council vote on a Western-Arab resolution on Syria and said it wanted to study recommendations from Arab observers before discussing a plan that calls for President Bashar al-Assad to cede power

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UN Security Council to meet today on Syria

France's UN mission said the Security Council would meet behind closed doors on Friday to discuss the next steps regarding Syria, with council envoys saying the 15-nation body would likely get a new Western-Arab draft resolution. "The UN S

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UN may vote on new Syria draft next week

The UN Security Council could vote as early as next week on a Western-Arab draft resolution endorsing the Arab League's call for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to transfer powers to his deputy, council diplomats said. It remains unc

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Russia says will stand firm with China on Syria

Russia will offer Washington no explanation for arms deliveries to Syria and together with China will prevent the UN Security Council from approving any military intervention in the conflict-torn nation, its foreign minister said on Wednesday.&nbs

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