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# Security Council

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Syria: Clinton in Turkey for talks as battle continues in Aleppo
The US has abandoned its quest for UN Security Council action – and is looking at other ways of supporting Syrian rebels.
Syrian TV presenter ‘kidnapped and executed’
The news comes as new fighting is reported in Aleppo and Damascus.
UN assembly hits out at Security Council failure on Syria
The Assembly overwhelmingly passed a resolution criticising the Security Council’s failure to act on the Syria conflict.
UN General Assembly set to denounce Syrian crackdown
The diplomatic effort to solve Syria moves to the General Assembly, where Russia and China cannot veto it.
Kofi Annan resigns as special envoy to Syria
Annan said he cannot go on when the Security Council provides no backing for his role.
UN fail to reach agreement on arms trade
After a six year campaign and four weeks of talks, there is still no Arms Trade Treaty to regulate the sale of guns and other weapons.
Russia vetoes UN statement on Syrian killings - again
Russia puts a hold on a Security Council statement declaring the Treimsa attacks to be a “violation” of the ceasefire.
Syrian conflict: Obama and Putin issue joint call for peace
The call comes amid reports Russian naval ships have been dispatched to the violence-wracked country.
UN condemns attack on peacekeepers in Ivory Coast
Seven peacekeepers were killed during Friday’s ambushes.
The Daily Fix: Sunday
All the day’s main news as well as the bits and pieces that you may have missed…
UN observers expected to monitor Syrian ceasefire
The Security Council is likely to vote today and a force of observers could be in Syria within days.
Syria agrees April 10 deadline to pull troops out
UN envoy Kofi Annan makes progress amid reports that a high-profile Syrian activist is being detained and tortured.
Violence escalates in Syria as UN cites crimes against humanity
Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton has said it is “deplorable” that the regime has escalated violence to the extent that it is using artillery and tank fire against innocent civilians.
'Internet freedom' is Government priority, Gilmore tells UN
The Tánaiste’s words to the Security Council come days after a controversy over the strengthening of online copyright legislation.
Videos: What's happening in Homs?
Hundreds have been reportedly killed since the artillery assault of the Syrian city began last week.
More deaths as shelling continues in Syrian city of Homs
Meanwhile, the US has called China and Russia’s veto on a UN resolution on Syria a “travesty”.
Up to 350 killed in sustained shelling in Syria
Syrian forces unleash a three-hour barrage of mortar bombs and artillery shells in Homs, with at least 200 people killed.
UN diplomats fail to reach agreement on Syria
Russia has said it will reject any resolution that can be interpreted as calling for regime change.
UN mandate on Libya to cease next week
The United Nations has voted to lift the no-fly zone over Libya on October 31, as well as end its authorisation of military action to protect civilians.
UN approves Libya seat for former rebels
The UN gave strong backing to Libya’s former rebels yesterday by handing their National Transitional Council the country’s UN seat.
Poll: Should Ireland support Palestine's bid for full UN membership?
Ireland won’t decide how to vote on Palestine’s application until the wording is finalised. How do you think Ireland should vote?
Ireland undecided on Palestinian bid for full UN membership
The government won’t decide on a response to Palestine’s call for statehood until a formal wording is published, a spokesman says.
UN Security Council attacked for inaction on England riots... by Iran
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad wonders why the Security Council is “silent” as British citizens lash out against their government.
EU imposes more sanctions on Syrian officials
As Ramadan begins, the EU freezes the assets of five more high-level Syrians and the army mounts another attack on Hama.
Nuclear watchdog refers Syria to UN - but Russia and China could veto sanctions
Syria is referred by the IAEA over its secret programme of building nuclear reactors – but is likely to escape sanctions.
Ban Ki-moon will seek second term as UN head
The South Korean is to seek a second term as secretary-general of the United Nations. What does that involve again?
UN Security Council fails to agree terms of Syria statement
Russia vetoes a draft statement from four European countries, insisting that Syria does not pose a global security threat.
UN chief demands investigation into clampdown on Syrian protests
Ban Ki-moon condemns the use of force against demonstrators, as popular uprisings continue against president Bashar Assad.
Libyan warplane shot down as Gaddafi forces deny breaching ceasefire
World leaders meeting in Paris today to discuss possible military action against Gaddafi following yesterday’s UN resolution approving the use of force to protect civilians.
Libya calls immediate ceasefire following UN no-fly resolution
Libya’s foreign minister says his country will halt all military action – just hours after the UN votes to impose a no-fly zone.