Cairo lodges its protest at UN Security Council, objecting to Addis Ababa's unilateral filling of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam without a binding deal with downstream countries including Sudan.
The Security Council has released a statement condemning the executions of four activists — Myanmar's first in decades — and calling for the immediate release of ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
The latest UN resolution received support from 12 of the Security Council's 15 members, including Russia, China, and the grouping's 10 non-permanent members.
A UN representative for the Middle East Peace Process has urged all sides in Palestine and Israel, as well as the international community, to gear efforts towards a two-state solution.
Winning a seat on the 15-member Security Council is considered a pinnacle of achievement for many countries because it gives them a strong voice on issues of international peace and security.
Officials from the United States, South Korea and Japan have met in Seoul for talks on North Korea amid signs the country is preparing to conduct a nuclear test for the first time since 2017.
China and Russia blocked the council from issuing a statement expressing concern at the humanitarian situation in Myanmar and the “limited progress” on implementing a regional plan to restore peace.
The scenes of violence has drawn widespread condemnation when Israeli police beat pallbearers at the funeral for slain Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh.
As concerns over human rights grow, Antonio Guterres told the UN Security Council in a confidential report that Mali's counter-terrorism efforts had "disastrous consequences for the civilian population".
UNSC "would be more aptly named the UN Insecurity Council," says Agnes Callamard of the rights watchdog, adding it has repeatedly failed to act in such places as Myanmar, Afghanistan and Syria.
North Korea's latest launch extended a barrage of weapons demonstrations this year that analysts say are aimed at forcing the US to accept the idea of Pyongyang as a nuclear power and remove crippling sanctions against its broken economy.
"This new mandate for UNAMA (the UN mission to Afghanistan) is crucial not only to respond to the immediate humanitarian and economic crisis," says Norwegian UN ambassador Mona Juul, whose country drafted the resolution.
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