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In First Political Resolution On War-Torn Syria, Security Council Gives UN Major Role In Seeking Peace

U.N. Security Council meeting to discuss the situation in the Middle East.

U.N. Security Council meeting to discuss the situation in the Middle East.

In its first resolution to focus on the politics of ending Syria’s five-year-long war, the Security Council today gave the United Nations an enhanced role in shepherding the opposing sides to talks for a political transition, with a timetable for a ceasefire, a new constitution and elections, all under UN auspices.

Read Here – United Nations

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Can five leaders make the Gaza cease-fire last?

The diplomatic activities under the current Gaza cease-fire will test whether a quintet of leaders — each with his own domestic critics — can find a peaceful rather than a military solution to solve the Palestinian situation.

The cease-fire language was direct but ambiguous: “Israel should stop all hostilities in the Gaza Strip by land, sea and air, including incursions and targeting of individuals.” Does that mean no Israeli drones over Gaza? “All Palestinian factions shall stop all hostilities from the Gaza Strip against Israel including rocket attacks and all attacks along the border.”

Read Here – Washington Post

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