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Japan says North Korea missile test threat to region [Video]

Japan says North Korea missile test threat to region

Japan's main government spokesperson said the latest projectile launch by North Korea "threatens the peace and security of Japan and the region" on Monday (March 9). Libby Hogan reports.

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Palestinian president urges world to reject 'Swiss cheese' plan [Video]

Palestinian president urges world to reject 'Swiss cheese' plan

Addressing the UN Security Council, Mahmoud Abbas says US proposal 'annuls the legitimacy of the Palestinian rights'.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:00Published

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The United Nations Security Council will meet publicly on Wednesday over North Korea's nuclear and missile programs, diplomats said on Monday.
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The United States will ask the United Nations Security Council to this week discuss North Korea's recent missile launches and the "the possibility of an escalatory DPRK provocation," said a U.S. State..
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U.S. has not yet decided whether to hold U.N. meeting on North Korea rights abuses

The United States has not yet decided whether to hold a United Nations Security Council meeting to discuss human rights abuses in North Korea on Tuesday, said U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Kelly Craft..
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Iran vows to continue missile work, dismisses EU powers' U.N. letter

Iran on Thursday rejected pressure to shelve its ballistic missile program after a European letter to the U.N. Security Council accused Tehran of developing missiles capable of being delivering nuclear..
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Iran ballistic activities do not conform with U.N. resolution: France

France said on Thursday that Iran's ballistic missile activities did not conform with a U.N. Security Council resolution enshrining a nuclear deal with world powers in 2015 and called on the country to..
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EU powers' letter to U.N. on Iran's missiles shows 'miserable incompetence': Zarif

Iran said on Thursday a letter from three European powers to the U.N. Security Council accusing Tehran of having nuclear-capable ballistic missiles showed their "miserable incompetence" in fulfilling..
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North Korea warns U.N. Security Council against discussing country's human rights

North Korea told the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday that it would consider any discussion of the country's human rights situation a "serious provocation" and Pyongyang would "respond..
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After Libya arms embargo breaches, U.N. Security Council warns countries to stop

The United Nations Security Council called on all countries on Monday to implement an arms embargo on Libya and to stay out of the conflict after U.N. sanctions monitors accused Jordan, the United Arab..
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Australia condemns 'glacial' reform to UN Security Council

Australia’s ambassador to the United Nations Mitch Fifield has urged reform to the UN’s Security Council is needed in an "increasingly complex and contested world".
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U.N. investigators eye 160 Islamic State militants over Yazidi massacres

United Nations investigators have so far identified 160 Islamic State militants accused of massacres of Yazidis in northern Iraq in 2014 and are building legal cases against them, the head of the team..
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Saudi-led coalition air strikes in Yemen down 80%: U.N. envoy

United Nations Yemen envoy Martin Griffiths told the U.N. Security Council on Friday that the number of air strikes by the Saudi-led coalition battling Iran-aligned Houthis in Yemen has dropped nearly..
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U.S. pitted against Britain, France, South Africa, others at U.N. over abortion

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South Sudan's Machar says unlikely to be part of unity government by Nov. 12

South Sudan's main opposition leader told a visiting United Nations Security Council delegation on Sunday that he will not be part of a unity government next month, dashing the prospects of progress in..
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U.N. Security Council concerned about northeast Syria, U.S., China, Europeans urge ceasefire

The United Nations Security Council voiced concern on Wednesday over the risks of a deterioration in the humanitarian situation in northeast Syria and the escape of Islamic State fighters, but made no..
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U.N. Security Council concerned by situation in northeast Syria

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U.N. Security Council to meet on Syria, likely on Wednesday: diplomats

The United Nations Security Council will likely meet on Wednesday to discuss latest developments in Syria, diplomats said, adding that a closed-door discussion had been requested by the body’s five..
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U.N. envoy pushes to stop 'blatant' embargo violations in Libya

The U.N. envoy for Libya said he hopes an international conference next month will produce a Security Council resolution committing foreign powers to stopping an escalating proxy war and an accelerated..
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North Korea warns on test freeze in denouncing European move at U.N.

North Korea issued a veiled warning on Thursday that it could eventually end a freeze in long-range missile testing as it criticized a call by U.N. Security Council members for it to give up its..
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U.S. warns Turkey of 'consequences' over Syria assault as U.N. Security Council meets

The United States warned Turkey at the United Nations on Thursday that it faced "consequences" if its assault against Kurdish militias in northeast Syria did not protect vulnerable populations or..
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North Korea says may reconsider steps to build trust with U.S.: KCNA

North Korea said on Thursday its patience has limits and it could reverse steps to build trust with the United States, as it criticized a U.N. Security Council call for it to cease its weapons programs..
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U.N. Security Council to discuss Syria on Thursday after Turkey takes military action: diplomats

The United Nations Security Council will meet on Syria behind closed-doors on Thursday, diplomats said, after Turkey launched a military operation against Kurdish fighters in the northeast of the..
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North Korea warns U.S., Europeans against raising its missile tests at U.N.

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U.N. Security Council likely to meet next week over North Korea missile launch: diplomats

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Iran's Rouhani says no to talks under U.S. pressure

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Russia, China fail to get enough votes for rival U.N. demand for Syria truce

A Russian and Chinese drafted U.N. Security Council resolution demanding truce in northwest Syria with an exemption for military offensives against U.N. blacklisted militant groups failed to get the..
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Russia casts 13th veto of U.N. Security Council action during Syrian war

Russia cast its 13th veto on Thursday of U.N. Security Council action on the Syrian conflict, blocking a demand for a truce in northwest Syria because it does not include an exemption for military..
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U.N. Security Council to vote on rival calls for truce in Syria's Idlib

The United Nations Security Council is due to vote on Thursday on rival draft resolutions that call for a truce in northwest Syria after Russia and China put forward their own text in response to a..
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U.N. Security Council to vote Thursday on call for Idlib truce, Russia likely to oppose: diplomats

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U.S. seeks U.N. action on Saudi attacks despite likely Russian opposition

A senior U.S. official on Tuesday called for a U.N. Security Council response to the attacks on Saudi oil facilities that the United States blames on Iran, but it was unclear what action he sought or..
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U.N. Security Council overcomes Chinese veto threat to renew Afghanistan mission

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China signals veto in standoff with U.S. over Afghanistan U.N. mission: diplomats

China and the United States are deadlocked over a U.N. Security Council resolution to extend the world body's political mission in Afghanistan, with Beijing signaling it will cast a veto because there..
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U.N. Yemen envoy says 'not entirely clear' who is behind Saudi oil attack

United Nations Yemen envoy Martin Griffiths told the U.N. Security Council on Monday that it was "not entirely clear" who was behind Saturday's attack on Saudi oil facilities but he said it had..
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U.S. envoy tells U.N. Security Council indications Iran behind Saudi oil attacks

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Kelly Craft told the Security Council on Monday that emerging information on attacks on Saudi oil facilities "indicates that responsibility lies with Iran" and..
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Kremlin: Putin held Security Council meeting to discuss U.S. missile test

The Kremlin said on Friday that President Vladimir Putin had held a meeting of Russia's Security Council to discuss a recent U.S. cruise missile test.
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China says U.N. council members think India, Pakistan should refrain from unilateral action in Kashmir

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Chinese U.N. ambassador urges India, Pakistan to avoid unilateral action on Kashmir

The Chinese ambassador to the United Nations, Zhang Jun, said on Friday that members of the Security Council generally feel India and Pakistan should both refrain from unilateral action over Kashmir.
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China asks for U.N. Security Council to discuss Kashmir this week: diplomats

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Pakistan requests U.N. Security Council meeting on Kashmir

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Pakistan says will move to U.N. Security Council with China's support over Kashmir

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Pakistan PM Khan says plan to approach U.N. Security Council over Kashmir issue

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Tuesday the country was considering an approach to the United Nations Security Council after India stripped its portion of contested Kashmir of special..
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U.N. to investigate attacks on humanitarian sites in northwest Syria

The United Nations will investigate attacks on U.N.-supported facilities and other humanitarian sites in northwest Syria, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Thursday, two days after two-thirds..
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