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ISS: ICC and UNSC – point scoring and the cemetery of...

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As conflict proliferates and intensifies globally, international crimes are often committed in territories beyond the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court (ICC). This...

U.N. Security Council plans to suppress foreign extremist fighters

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The U.N. Security Council plans to demand countries "prevent and suppress" the recruitment and travel of foreign fighters to join extremist militant...

UN Security Council to highlight foreign terrorist fighters threat

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During its tenure as President of the United Nations Security Council, the United States will convene a summit meeting on September 25...

U.N. council urges “neutralization” of Rwandan rebels in Congo

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The U.N. Security Council on Tuesday called for the "swift neutralization" of Rwandan rebels in Democratic Republic of the Congo as essential...

UN rights chief rebukes Security Council for failures to act

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Outgoing U.N. rights chief Navi Pillay rebuked the U.N. Security Council on Thursday for putting short-term geopolitical concerns and narrowly-defined national interests...

Use UN systems for early warning and conflict prevention

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The Security Council has expressed its commitment to consider and use tools of the United Nations system to ensure warning signals about...

Little appetite for peace in South Sudan

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South Sudan President Salva Kiir and rebel chief Riek Machar show little interest in making a deal to end months of fighting...

Concerns over South Sudan arms build-up as famine looms

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There are reports that South Sudan's warring factions are arming themselves for another bout of fighting, a delegation from the UN Security...

UN Security Council threatens action against South Sudan

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The U.N. Security Council warned on Wednesday it is ready to consider "appropriate measures" against warring parties in South Sudan if they...

UN Security Council sanctions Islamist ADF in Congo

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A U.N. Security Council committee blacklisted Ugandan Islamist group, the Allied Democratic Forces, on Monday for recruitment and use of child soldiers,...

U.N. peacekeepers to focus on protecting South Sudan civilians

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The U.N. Security Council on Tuesday authorized peacekeepers in South Sudan to focus on protecting civilians instead of state-building activities, backing the...

U.N. Security Council committee blacklists Nigeria’s Boko Haram

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The U.N. Security Council committee on al Qaeda sanctions blacklisted Nigeria's Islamist militant group Boko Haram on Thursday after the insurgents kidnapped...

Darfur rebel says peacekeepers are turning a blind eye to violence

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A veteran rebel leader from Sudan's Darfur region accused international peacekeepers of turning a blind eye to what he called a renewed...

U.N. chief says C. African Republic peacekeepers ‘overwhelmed’

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French and African soldiers serving in Central African Republic are "overwhelmed" by the "state of anarchy" in the country, U.N. Secretary-General Ban...

U.N. extends partial easing of Somalia arms embargo to October

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The U.N. Security Council on Wednesday extended a partial suspension of the decades-old arms embargo on Somalia for eight months while highlighting...

U.N. may extend eased Somalia arms embargo despite concerns

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The U.N. Security Council is unlikely to fully restore a decades-old arms embargo on Somalia, despite concerns about the possible diversion of...

U.N. Security Council renews Burundi mission amid political crisis

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The U.N. Security Council on Thursday extended a U.N. political mission in Burundi until the end of the year, despite initial government...

ISS: South Africa to challenge the African spoilers of UN Security...

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A low-level campaign to democratise the UN Security Council has been sputtering along for almost as long as anyone can remember. But...

Conclude talks or see rebels radicalize, U.N. Security Council tells Mali

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The United Nations Security Council on Monday called on Mali's government and rebels conclude talks as soon as possible, warning that the...

Somali president wants waiver on arms embargo extended

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Somalia's president said he wanted the U.N. Security Council to extend a partial lifting of an arms embargo beyond its March expiry...

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