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US presses UN Security Council to sanction Iran

UNITED NATIONS: The United States urged fellow UN Security Council members Wednesday to punish Iran for "malign behavior" in the Middle East, at a meeting on implementation of the 2015 nuclear deal with Tehran. "When confronted with a…

US envoy warns of deep review of UN peacekeeping

NEW YORK: The United States warned on Wednesday that it would use its presidency of the UN Security Council to review the performance of peacekeeping missions worldwide. The council is due to vote in the next few days on whether to…

Portugal’s Antonio Guterres nominated as UN chief

UNITED NATIONS: The United Nations Security Council on Thursday unanimously nominated former Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Guterres to be the next Secretary-General, recommending that the 193-member General Assembly appoint him for five…