U.N. Security Council delays vote on Syria truce resolution

U.N. Security Council delays vote on Syria truce resolution

The United Nations Security Council delayed a vote on February 23 on a resolution demanding a 30-day truce in Syria to allow aid deliveries and medical evacuations, said Kuwait's U.N. mission, council president for February. (7 hours ago)

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  Feb 22, 2018
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