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Russia opposes ‘unbalanced’ new UN draft on Syria

By Dmitry Zaks / AFP MOSCOW: Russia said Friday it opposed an “unbalanced” Washington-backed UN draft resolution on Syria because it failed to call for a simultaneous halt in violence by the government and rebels. The warning came amid tense consultations over a draft resolution aimed at showing the Damascus regime that world opinion had turned …


High-level meetings Monday on Syria and Mideast

By AP UNITED NATIONS: High-level meetings on Syria and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict are expected to take place Monday on the sidelines of a ministerial meeting of the UN Security Council on the challenges from the “Arab Spring.” British Foreign Secretary William Hague, whose country holds the council presidency this month, invited foreign ministers from the …


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