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Syria: Cameron presses China and Russia; $1.5bn pledged for UN aid operation; more horror in Aleppo

David Cameron today pressed China and Russia to act on Syria as $1.5bn was pledged for the UN aid operation and more unspeakable horror was uncovered in Aleppo.

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Comment: Iran, nukes, Ahmadinejad… What is to be done?

What is the Iranian threat? Daniel Wickham looks at the validity of Israel’s fear of Iran, the possibility of nuclear weapons and the parallels with Iraq.

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NHSs for all? Why universal health coverage is key to improving health worldwide

The UN is in the motions of pushing for a global incarnation of universal health care and has the potential to rewrite the global framework for poverty.

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Celebrations at Palestine UN vote – but UK abstention attacked as “historic misjudgement”

Yesterday saw the UN vote to make Palestine a ‘non-member observer state’ – a vote the UK abstained from.

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Five reasons the UK should back Palestine’s UN bid

Caabu’s Seph Brown outlines five reasons why the UK should back Palestine’s UN bid for non-member status in the General Assembly today.

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Hague: UK will back Palestine UN vote if Abbas ‘re-enters peace talks with Israel’

The UK will back Palestine’s bid for non-member status at the United Nations tomorrow if Palestinian leaders agree to re-enter peace talks with Israel.

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The fight to keep the internet free starts here

November 12th sees the beginning of a campaign by the ITUC to keep the internet free in the face of UN reforms.

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Syrian rebels accused of more human rights abuses

Tweet  Video footage posted on the internet shows what appears to be Syrian Rebels summarily executing government soldiers. The footage shows rebels beating the soldiers before shooting them and represents the latest in a line of allegations of human rights abuses. The alleged atrocities were committed yesterday during attacks on three army check points around […]

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Trapped between Moscow and Damascus: Annan’s peace plan for Syria stumbles again

Russia will only support Annan’s plan if it doesn’t stipulate the form of a unity government, yet the opposition demand the exclusion of Assad’s inner circle.

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Where do we go after the millennium development goals?

Gareth Thomas MP argues that we need to start working towards a replacement for the millennium development goals now.

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