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188 nations back UN vote against US Cuba embargo

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 08:56

A record-equalling 188 countries on Tuesday backed an annual UN General Assembly vote condemning the five-decade-old US embargo against communist Cuba.

Sri Lanka to partly take back oil tanks from IOC after UN vote

Last Updated: Thursday, March 21, 2013, 18:43

Lanka announced plans that it would partially take over a strategic oil storage depot in Trincomalee from the Indian Oil Company`s local arm after India voted in favour of a US-sponsored resolution against Colombo at the UNHRC.

Sri Lanka hopes to engage India before UN rights vote

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 26, 2013, 00:15

SL said it hopes to engage with India ahead of vote at the UN Human Rights Council where the US will move a resolution pressing Colombo to probe its military for crimes.

With statehood gift, Abbas returns to cheering Palestinians

Last Updated: Monday, December 03, 2012, 10:25

Mahmoud Abbas received a rhapsodic welcome by an ecstatic Palestinian crowd of thousands.

Israel suspends Palestinian funds after UN vote

Last Updated: Sunday, December 02, 2012, 19:22

Israel is halting tax payments it collects for the Palestinians in response to their successful bid to raise their UN status.

Canada recalls diplomats from Israel, West Bank

Last Updated: Friday, November 30, 2012, 21:43

Canada`s foreign affairs minister John Baird had said that Canada will review its whole relationship with the Palestinian Authority.

Palestine to be backed by France in UN vote

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 27, 2012, 21:30

France has decided to vote for the confirmation of non- member observer status for Palestine backing its year old demand.

UN Security Council postpones Syria sanctions vote

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 18, 2012, 23:56

The resolution on Syria, proposed by Britain, France, Germany and the US seeks to extend the UN observer mission.

Karunanidhi calls off fast on Sri Lanka

Last Updated: Monday, March 19, 2012, 14:09

DMK president M. Karunanidhi on Monday called off his scheduled hunger strike after the Indian government said it intended to vote against Sri Lanka.

UN vote on SL: ‘Need to keep implications in mind’

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 14, 2012, 09:20

External Affairs Minister SM Krishna said Wednesday the government was engaged with all parties to achieve "a forward-looking outcome that is based on reconciliation rather than confrontation"

Arab League bid to condemn Syria can go to UN vote

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 31, 2012, 00:10

A text needs support from nine nations on the 15-member UN Security Council to go to a vote.

UN vote underscores US moral weakness: Castro

Last Updated: Thursday, October 27, 2011, 23:34

The UN General Assembly passed its 20th annual Cuba resolution on Tuesday by 186 votes to two.