Liu Jieyi

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Nikki Haley, US ambassador to the UN, raises her hand to vote Yes to levy new sanctions on North Korea at UN headquarters in New York on Monday. Photograph: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

The United Nations Security Council unanimously stepped up sanctions against North Korea on Monday over the country’s sixth and most powerful nuclear (...)

An undated file photograph released by the Rodong Sinmun, the newspaper of the North Korean ruling Workers Party, shows a North Korean military’s missile firing drill at an unknown location in North Korea. According to media reports quoting South Korea’s defence ministry,   North Korea has fired “several”  short-range missiles into the East Sea. Photograph: Rodong Sinmun South Korea/EPA

North Korea has fired a volley of six short-range missiles into the sea off the country’s east coast, apparently in an act of defiance after the UN S(...)

People attend a rally in front of Crimean flags at Lenin Square in Simferopol, Crimea today. The Moscow-leaning Crimea region is due to hold a referendum tomorrow on whether to break away from Ukraine and join Russia, with observers fearing worsening violence on the peninsula ahead of the vote. Photograph: Yuri Kochetkov/EPA

Russia has vetoed a UN Security Council draft resolution that declared a planned referendum on the status of Ukraine’s Crimea region “can have (...)

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe has been accused by Chinese UN ambassador Liu Jieyi of ‘closing the door to dialogue with China’. Photograph: Ahmad Masood/Reuters

Tensions gripping east Asia have flared into a bitter war of words at a United Nations Security Council debate on war and peace.The row started when C(...)