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Russia, China veto UN resolution calling for ceasefire in Syria

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[…]

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SA welcomes UN resolution condemning Israeli settlements

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[…]

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France retreats from draft UN resolution: Palestinian FM

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[…]

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Palestinians present UN resolution

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[…]

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