Russia and China have vetoed a United Nations Security Council resolution that called for a truce in the region of Idlib, the last rebel-held stronghold in northwestern Syria. The resolution said, “All parties shall immediately cease hostilities to avoid a further deterioration of the already catastrophic humanitarian situation in Idlib Governorate, beginning at noon Damascus time[…]
The South African government has welcomed the adoption of United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334 condemning the continued illegal settlement activities of Israel in the Palestinian West Bank. The resolution condemns “all measures aimed at altering the demographic composition‚ character and status of the Palestinian Territory occupied since 1967‚ including[…]
The Palestinian Authority foreign minister said Tuesday that France was retreating from submitting a draft resolution on renewing Palestinian-Israeli peace efforts to the UN Security Council. Riyad al-Maliki said that France was backing away from the move following pressure from Israel and the United States, who are both currently busy[…]
The Palestinians on Wednesday presented a draft UN resolution laying out terms for a final peace deal with Israel but sought to avoid a clash with the United States by saying they were open to negotiations on the text. The draft resolution obtained by AFP would set a 12-month deadline for[…]
The Palestinians are to push on Wednesday with a draft UN resolution demanding an end to Israeli occupation despite warnings the United States is ready to veto the measure. An Arab-backed text setting November 2016 as the deadline for an Israeli withdrawal was to be formally submitted to the UN Security[…]
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