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West condemns Russia and China veto on Syria

West condemns Russia and China veto on Syria

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Russia and China have vetoed a UN Security Council resolution that threatened Syrian authorities with sanctions over use of deadly force against civilians in the ongoing conflict. The vote was held on Thursday, with 11 countries voting in favour, two against, and two more abstaining. It is the third resolution…

Ban urges Security Council action over Syria

Ban urges Security Council action over Syria

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Ban Ki-moon, the United Nations secretary-general, has called on the UN Security Council take “decisive action” on the conflict in Syria a day after activists said scores were killed in a village in Hama province. Ban warned on Friday that any failure to act would be giving “a license for…

Pakistan gunmen strike army rescue camp

Pakistan gunmen strike army rescue camp

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Gunmen opened fire on an army camp near Islamabad, killing eight security personnel and wounding five others, the military said. The attack happened on Monday near the industrial city of Wazirabad, less than 150km southeast of the capital. “At least seven security personnel, including a police official, embraced shahadat [martyrdom]…

Abbas calls for Arafat death investigation

Abbas calls for Arafat death investigation

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Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian president, sees no reason why Yasser Arafat’s body should not be exhumed following an Al Jazeera report that he may have died of poisoning, his spokesman said on Wednesday. Nabil Abu Rudeinah said that the Palestinian Authority would use “Arab and international scientific expertise” to review…

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