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El Salvador can help Palestinian peace process: Abbas

Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas met with Salvadoran President Mauricio Funes on a Latin American tour to rally support in his quest for recognition of statehood at the United Nations. “We understand that President Abbas wants to share with us how they are seeing the process at the United Nations,” said Foreign Minister Hugo Martinez. Abbas, who…

Despite warnings, Palestine aims for U.N. showdown

The Palestinians steered towards a clash with Washington over their UN statehood bid despite a stern warning from President Barack Obama that there was no “shortcut” to peace. The hard-hitting speech by Obama and a personal meeting with Mahmud Abbas on Wednesday failed to sway the Palestinian leader from a…

Palestinians hurtle towards UN showdown

Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas has set a collision course with Israel and the United States, determined to try to force a vote on his bid for full UN membership for a Palestinian state. Flying in the face of strong opposition, Abbas met with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Monday…

UN Security Council approves no-fly zone over Libya

BENGHAZI, Libya – The UN Security Council on Thursday cleared the way for air strikes to halt Moamer Kadhafi’s assault on embattled rebels in Libya, sparking celebratory gunfire in the city of Benghazi under threat of imminent attack. Making the first raids possible within hours, the Security Council approved a…

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