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UN calls off peace mission to Syria
The suspension was passed yesterday by the Security Council. No longer conditions to continue the work of observers. The mandate expires on August 19. Russia is opposed to the decision and warns of potential negative consequences.
Another car bomb targets Hezbollah
The overnight explosion affected some people, but still there is no toll of possible victims. Talk of a possible connection with the war in Syria , because the attack follows others against the Shiite party and Iran.
At last, Lebanese factions reach agreement
Suleiman will be elected president, the opposition will have the "blocking minority" that will permit it to veto any government decision, and a new electoral law will be ratified. Expressions of satisfaction both inside and outside of the country.
UN denies "confidence crisis" in Hezbollah, but concerns persist
The United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon talks about "positive role" played by the Party of God, but blue helmet officers show that the attacks were prepared and could happen again in an area controlled by the Shiite group. Analyst: Hezbollah wants to reduce UNIFIL to "hostages under its control" to manipulate future confrontations with Israel.
14/09/2016 13:44:00 SYRIA
Syrian conflict: fragile truce holds. The goal is the distribution of aid
The special UN envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura speaks of "significant decline” in violence. Since the beginning of the ceasefire no civilian casualties. Tension persists in some areas of the country. Jihadist groups excluded from the truce. Need to ensure the delivery of food and basic necessities.
15/09/2016 10:06:00 SYRIA - UN
UN: basic aid to Syria, the US and Russia must keep out warring factions
Ban Ki-moon appeals for the distribution of food and basic necessities. For days a convoy has been blocked on the Turkish border. Situation still insecure. Washington and Moscow agree on the extension of the truce for another 48 hours. Situation in east Aleppo critical, 250 thousand people trapped.
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