Tag Archive: Membership

Palestinian Flag Raised over UNESCO HQ

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas said he would continue to push for full United Nations membership after savoring one symbolic victory for his statehood bid, watching his flag fly over the Paris-based United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. In a… (READ MORE)

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Arab League Considers Syria Sanctions

Arab League diplomats are meeting in Egypt on Saturday to consider sanctions against Syria, after Damascus missed a deadline to agree on allowing international monitors to enter the country. The Syrian government and diplomats say the 22-member league is considering… (READ MORE)

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Jordan’s King Abdullah Calls for Assad’s Resignation

Jordan’s King Abdullah has called for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to step down, the first Arab leader to do so since the Syrian government started its deadly crackdown on an eight-month-long uprising. King Abdullah said in an interview with the… (READ MORE)

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Opposition, Rights Group Urge Arab League to Suspend Syria

Syrian opposition activists say they will use protests planned for Friday to call for a suspension of the country’s Arab League membership. The move comes as the 22-member League prepares for an emergency meeting in Cairo on Saturday to discuss… (READ MORE)

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Israeli Settlement Expansion Raises West Bank Tensions

After the United Nations’ cultural organization UNESCO voted to grant membership to the Palestinians, Israel announced it would accelerate construction of Jewish settlements on the outskirts of Jerusalem.  The move drew international outrage. One of them is Givat Hamatos, a… (READ MORE)

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UN Reports Security Council Divided on Palestinians

A draft report from the U.N. Security Council says members cannot reach a decision on whether to admit the Palestinian territories as a member state. The report by the Security Council membership committee was leaked to news outlets Tuesday. The… (READ MORE)

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