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Syria hit by diplomatic defection as U.N. battles divisions

Syria's ambassador to Iraq defected on Wednesday in protest over President Bashar al-Assad's violent suppression of a 16-month uprising as the U.N. Security Council remained deadlocked over the next steps in the crisis.


Palestinian Leader to Ask for Full U.N. Membership

The Palestinian president said Friday that he will ask the U.N. Security Council next week to endorse his statehood bid, a step that would risk a threatened U.S. veto in the council.


Syria site was "very likely" an atom reactor: IAEA

A Syrian site bombed by Israel in 2007 was "very likely" to have been a nuclear reactor which should have been declared, the U.N. atomic agency said in a report, an assertion which may lead to Damascus being referred to the U.N. Security Council.


U.N. council to hit defiant Iran with new sanctions

U.N. council to hit defiant Iran with new sanctions

The U.N. Security Council is set to impose a new round of sanctions on a defiant Iran on Wednesday over a nuclear program that Western powers suspect is aimed at developing atomic weapons.


Palestinian U-turn on Gaza report

Palestinian U-turn on Gaza report

The Palestinians back UN Security Council talks on war crimes in Gaza, days after seeking the deferral of another UN debate.


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