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The UN General Assembly has approved a resolution condemning human rights violations in Syria and calling for an end to the violence.

The Arab-backed initiative is the latest stage in international attempts to mediate an end to the crisis.

It also calls for President Bashar al-Assad to relinquish power.

Earlier China, which along with Russia vetoed a previous resolution at the Security Council, said it was sending an envoy to Syria.

Deputy Foreign Minister Zhai Jun will go to the capital, Damascus, on Friday, in what Beijing said was an attempt to find a "peaceful and proper" resolution to the conflict.

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The non-binding resolution before the General Assembly backs an Arab League plan aimed at stopping the killings.

It was approved by 137 votes to 12 against, with 17 abstentions. Vetoes are not allowed in the assembly.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-17065056

Your news for today. Let's hope they'll act soon. I don't know by what measure since they didn't specify, but I'm guessing hostile...
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You like BBC articles, huh?

What gave me away...? Now comment on the article.
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#4
I hope this will help, although I'm not sure how it would
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#5
After weeks of deliberation and mass killings the UN comes up with the drastic step of encouraging al-Assad to step down.

Exellent.
#6
Mind your own buisiness instead of being world police.
kthxbai.
#7
I've been hearing this in the news a lot lately. Hopefully al-Assad will just give up peacefully rather than starting a conflict.
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kthxbai.
lol

nah


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I've been hearing this in the news a lot lately. Hopefully al-Assad will just give up peacefully rather than starting a conflict.
He already started one.
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#9
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Mind your own buisiness instead of being world police.
kthxbai.



Yes, let me kill sheenies in peace
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After weeks of deliberation and mass killings the UN comes up with the drastic step of encouraging al-Assad to step down.

Exellent.


Yeah kinda wondering what took so long
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#11
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Mind your own buisiness instead of being world police.
kthxbai.

Telling Assad to step down isn't being "world police" you dumb ****, it's stopping a raving lunatic from leading his country into a civil war.
#12
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Mind your own buisiness instead of being world police.
kthxbai.


You're either really anti-global community, or you're a troll.

I'm not sure.
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Yeah kinda wondering what took so long
Well, China and Russia enjoy the shitstorm being caused by Assad.
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#16
Russia and China did theirs to stop it. I've completely missed why they don't want anyone to interfer with Syria, are they allies or something?
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#17
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Russia and China did theirs to stop it. I've completely missed why they don't want anyone to interfer with Syria, are they allies or something?

Nope, just dicks.
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#18
So I'm supposed to be rooting for the rebels, right?
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#19
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Russia and China did theirs to stop it. I've completely missed why they don't want anyone to interfer with Syria, are they allies or something?



They just like to disagree with the west at any given opportunity because they like to be seen as big and important.
#20
The Arab League is the biggest joke ever. It never proved to be useful. Not a single word about the uprisings in Bahrein. Not a single "resolution" condemning Israeli settlements. Not a single hand to help their brothers in Palestine.

But when an anti-West president has to face an islamist revolution, they go apeshit and want him out.

Funny part ? This is coming from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the country that executes any opposition, and beheads anyone who insults the king. We live in a shit, hypocritical world, ruled by the west and their greed for power.

When the UN bring out a resolution condemning Israeli Settlements, the US veto it. And when China and Russia exercice their veto, that slut Susan Rice calls it "shameful". America, who the bloody **** do you think you are ?
#21
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The Arab League is the biggest joke ever. It never proved to be useful. Not a single word about the uprisings in Bahrein. Not a single "resolution" condemning Israeli settlements. Not a single hand to help their brothers in Palestine.

But when an anti-West president has to face an islamist revolution, they go apeshit and want him out.

Funny part ? This is coming from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the country that executes any opposition, and beheads anyone who insults the king. We live in a shit, hypocritical world, ruled by the west and their greed for power.

When the UN bring out a resolution condemning Israeli Settlements, the US veto it. And when China and Russia exercice their veto, that slut Susan Rice calls it "shameful". America, who the bloody **** do you think you are ?


Meanwhile, in Syria:

*thousands of civilians dead*
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#22
Quote by Darkshade666
The Arab League is the biggest joke ever. It never proved to be useful. Not a single word about the uprisings in Bahrein. Not a single "resolution" condemning Israeli settlements. Not a single hand to help their brothers in Palestine.

But when an anti-West president has to face an islamist revolution, they go apeshit and want him out.

Funny part ? This is coming from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the country that executes any opposition, and beheads anyone who insults the king. We live in a shit, hypocritical world, ruled by the west and their greed for power.

When the UN bring out a resolution condemning Israeli Settlements, the US veto it. And when China and Russia exercice their veto, that slut Susan Rice calls it "shameful". America, who the bloody **** do you think you are ?


Politics. Learn to play them.
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#23
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Meanwhile, in Syria:

*thousands of civilians dead*


Just like everywhere. Either condemn all killings or shut up is my policy. Doctors going to jail in Bahrain for treating injured protesters... Tss... Oh wait, Bahrain has a US naval base, makes sense doesn't it ?

Don't go bashing Russia for doing exactly the same with Syria (they have a naval base in Tartous).

You're all mad. Russia, USA, China, the EU. Jezuz.
#24
Quote by Darkshade666
Just like everywhere. Either condemn all killings or shut up is my policy. Doctors going to jail in Bahrain for treating injured protesters... Tss... Oh wait, Bahrain has a US naval base, makes sense doesn't it ?

Don't go bashing Russia for doing exactly the same with Syria (they have a naval base in Tartous).

You're all mad. Russia, USA, China, the EU. Jezuz.

If only politics were that simple.
#25
Unlike its precursor, the resolution endorsed by the assembly has no legal authority, but the BBC's Barbara Plett, at the UN, said its backers hope it would increase political pressure on Damascus to end the violence.


Don't really see how this will make much difference really. Al Assad obviously doesn't care about world political opinion. It would be ideal if Russia or China could get him to see sense but somehow I doubt that.

I think the reason that Russia and China aren't supporting this is more because they don't like the idea of the west playing 'world police' than because of any particular love for al-Assad. That could well be wrong though, I'm no political mastermind.
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