UN Security Council to Convene over North Korea Nuclear Test

Israel has stuck to its word to boycott a scheduled UN review of its human rights record - the first nation to ever take such an action.”


"North Korea has pledged to reinforce its military programme despite the raft of UN-backed sanctions designed to deter any rocket launch by Pyongyang."


The UN Security Council has strongly backed military intervention by France to drive away Islamist rebels in the troubled landlocked West African nation Mali.”

"The West African country Mali is seeking military assistance from the UN and France after Islamist rebels made advances and captured the strategic town of Konna."