U.N. Prepares to Renew Golan Mission
The U.N. Security Council informally agreed to maintain its peacekeeping force in the buffer zone between Israel and Syria on the Golan Heights, after spillover from the Syrian civil war endangered the mission.
Russia says it will not allow Syria no-fly zones
MOSCOW - Russia, a veto-wielding member of the U.N. Security Council, will not permit no-fly zones to be imposed over Syria, Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich said on Monday.
France doubts UN will back Syrian no-fly-zone
France thinks that it is unlikely that a no-fly-zone will be established over Syria in the near future given opposition to such a measure by members of the UN Security Council.
Russia blocks UN Security Council statement on Qusayr fighting
An attempted UN Security Council statement over the fighting in Qusayr has been blocked by Russia. The original draft statement was circulated by Britain.
UN blacklists Syria's al Nusra Front
The UN Security Council adds al Nusra Front, a hard-line group in Syria, to blacklist, as an alias of al-Qaeda in Iraq.