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Global arms treaty enters into force on Wednesday

A treaty laying down international rules for the $85 billion dollar global arms trade goes into force on Wednesday, with campaigners vowing to make...

India votes against U.N. draft resolution on nuke pact

India has voted against the provisions of draft resolutions calling for signing of the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty (NPT), ruling out the possibility of joining...

North Korea defies UN censure to fire missile into sea

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un guided the military's latest rocket-firing drill, state media said Sunday, confirming the missile launch which was conducted in defiance...

UN calls crisis talks as Iraq militants advance on Baghdad

Militants have seized the Iraqi city of Tikrit as a militant offensive sweeps closer to Baghdad, prompting the UN Security Council to convene crisis...

Eighteen countries ratify UN treaty on arms trade

A total of 18 countries filed documents Wednesday ratifying a UN treaty to regulate the $80-billion-a-year conventional arms trade. One year after the Arms...

US, biggest exporter, signs landmark UN arms treaty

US President Barack Obama's administration signed a UN treaty Wednesday to track exports of firearms and other conventional weapons, offering a major boost...

Italy becomes first EU state to ratify UN arms treaty

Italy's parliament on Wednesday ratified the UN's Arms Trade Treaty, which is intended to stop arms supplies to countries at war or that...

US to sign global treaty on conventional arms trade

US Secretary of State John Kerry will sign the first global treaty to regulate the $80 billion annual trade in conventional arms, a US...

Russia tells US it needs UN approval for Syria strike

Arab nations have offered to help pay for any US military intervention in Syria, Secretary of State John Kerry told lawmakers Wednesday as he...

Turkey to withdraw troops from UN peacekeeping force in Lebanon

Turkey plans to pull out troops from the UN peacekeeping mission in Lebanon UNIFIL, Turkish and UN sources said Saturday, while denying that the...