Friday, May 29
Latest News
  1. Foreign fighters switching tactics to reach Syria, Iraq
  2. Monitor: Christian beheads Sunni militant in Syria revenge killing
  3. Tripoli govt : IS seizes control of airport in Libya's Sirte
  4. Yemen's Saleh says Saudi offered him 'millions' to fight Houthis
  5. Netanyahu delight as Palestine withdraw bid to oust Israel from FIFA
  6. IS bombs second Saudi Shiite mosque, killing 3
  7. FIFA congress reconvenes after bomb threat
  8. Muhammadu Buhari sworn in as president of Nigeria
  9. Witnesses: blast outside Saudi Shiite mosque during prayers
  10. Iranian opposition: Iran, N. Korea 'collaborate' on nuclear arms
  11. More than 700 migrants rescued in Mediterranean
  12. Car bombs rock two upmarket Baghdad hotels, five dead
  13. Coalition strikes, fighting kill 40 rebels in Yemen's Aden
  14. Police: car bombs explode near two Baghdad hotels
  15. Myanmar rejects being 'singled out' by UN over migrant crisis at Thai
  16. Top US negotiator with Iran 'to leave after June 30 deadline'
  17. Ministry: Tunisia arrests 2nd Morocco suspect in Bardo attack
  18. Angolan activist gets six months suspended jail sentence
  19. Spain judge opens terrorism case against Boko Haram
  20. Minister: S.African president cleared in corruption scandal

Argentinian president urges UN support to Abbas after Gaza conflict

Nov. 22, 2012 12:26 P.M. (Updated: Nov. 22, 2012 8:21 P.M.)
BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- The President of Argentina wrote to the Union of South American Nations on Wednesday asking them to demand the UN Security Council makes a statement on Israel's eight-day bombardment of Gaza.

President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner said the council should order an end to hostilities, which halted later Wednesday as a truce deal was reached, but also commend President Mahmoud Abbas for his diplomatic efforts for peace.

Abbas will ask the UN General Assembly next week to admit Palestine as a non-member state. The UN bid has been overshadowed by Israel's war on Gaza, which killed 170.

South America's support to the bid "will be a clear message to the Palestinian people and Israel that they can, and must, rely on the international community to achieve a lasting and effective peace," Kirchner wrote, in the letter provided by the Argentinian consulate to the PA.

The Security Council should "express to President Mahmoud Abbas our full support to his intense work to reach peace through dialogue and not violence," she wrote.
Powered By: HTD Technologies
Ma'an News Agency
All rights reserved © 2005-2015