BRICS comprises five major developing countries - Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.
Earlier this week, an Israeli panel approved construction of approximately 1,800 new settlements in the West Bank.
Gunmen and suicide bombers attacked Iran’s parliament and the shrine of its revolutionary leader, killing at least 12 people, wounding dozens and igniting an hours-long siege at the legislature/
US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said the US is "reviewing its participation" in the Human Rights Council over what said is the group's "chronic anti-Israel bias".
Rival leaders of ethnically divided Cyprus have agreed on new talks in Geneva this month.