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UN rights council condemns Syria violence, Philippines abstains

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The UN Human Rights Council on Friday tightened pressure on Syria with a new resolution condemning the violence there and demanding all sides abide by envoy Kofi Annan’s peace plan.

Posted: July 6th, 2012 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Kuwait approved over Syria on UN council

Syrian protesters chant slogans and hold Syrian flags during a demonstration demanding that Syria's President Bashar Assad step down, in front of the Arab League headquarters building in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, May 15, 2011. Hundreds of Syrians fled to neighboring Lebanon to escape a violent crackdown against an anti-government uprising that has claimed the lives of more than 800 civilians, Lebanese security officials and a leading human rights group said. AP

UNITED NATIONS—The UN General Assembly on Friday approved Kuwait as a replacement candidate for Syria on the Human Rights Council amid growing alarm over the Syrian security forces’ violent crackdown on protesters. Kuwait was among 15 countries that the assembly approved Friday for rotating three-year terms on the UN’s top human rights body. Kuwait was […]

Posted: May 21st, 2011 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa | Read More »

Philippines’ qualification for UN rights body questioned

UNITED NATIONS—The Philippines has questionable qualification to sit on the UN Human Rights Council, a United Nations watchdog group said Thursday. UN Watch said only 10 of 17 candidates to UN’s top human rights body are fully qualified. It encouraged the world’s nations not to include any of those three when it selects 15 new […]

Posted: May 20th, 2011 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »