Board showing result in favour of UN resolution on Syria
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Syria unrest: UN assembly passes motion

The UN General Assembly has approved a resolution condemning human rights violations in Syria and calling for an end to the violence.

The Arab-backed initiative also calls for President Bashar al-Assad to relinquish power.

Earlier China, which along with Russia vetoed a previous resolution at the Security Council, said it would send an envoy to Syria to find a "peaceful and proper" resolution to the conflict.

SBBC News: Syria Crisis

  • 16 Feb 2012
  • From the section World