Syria

UN General Assembly To Condemn Its Own Security Council

A planned resolution from the UN General Assembly aims to pressure the Security Council to act amid escalating violence in Syria.

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There has been renewed fighting in Syria ahead of a UN General Assembly vote condemning its own Security Council for failing to end the unrest.

The army has been shelling rebel positions in the largest city, Aleppo. There was also bloodshed in Hama and the capital, Damascus.

The aim of the UN resolution is to pressure the Security Council to act.