Wednesday 23 May 2018
UN vote

Russia threatened countries ahead of key UN vote

Russia threatened several Eastern European and Central Asian states with retaliation if they voted in favor of a United Nations General Assembly resolution this week declaring invalid Crimea's referendum on seceding from Ukraine, UN diplomat


Syrians storm embassies after 'Homs massacre'

Syrian demonstrators ransacked their country's embassy in Cairo and broke into the missions in London and Kuwait, after human rights activists reported more than 200 people were killed in shelling by government forces in the city of Homs.


Over 200 killed in Syria ahead of crucial UN vote

More than 200 people were killed in shelling by Syrian forces in the city of Homs, activists said on Saturday, as the UN Security Council prepared to vote on a draft resolution backing an Arab call for President Bashar al-Assad to give up power.


Turkey vows sanctions on Syria

Turkey said on Wednesday it would impose sanctions on Syria despite the blocking of any UN measures against President Bashar Al-Assad for his violent crackdown on dissent. Russia and China handed Assad a diplomatic victory on Tuesday by ve

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