UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The Palestinian U.N. envoy appealed on Tuesday for the United Nations Security Council to adopt a resolution calling for a ceasefire in fighting between Israel and Hamas militants as U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon warned that violence had hit alarming levels.
Jordan has drafted a text similar to a 2009 resolution, calling for an immediate ceasefire and withdrawal of Israeli troops from Gaza, council diplomats said. Jordanian Deputy U.N. Ambassador Mahmoud Hmoud said he would circulate a draft document to the 15-member council later on Tuesday.
UNITED NATIONS, July 21 (Reuters) – The United Nations
Security Council on Monday condemned the downing of a Malaysian
passenger plane in Ukraine with 298 people on board and demanded
that armed groups allow “safe, secure, full and unrestricted
access” to the crash site.
The 15-member council unanimously adopted a resolution
drafted by Australia, which lost 28 citizens in the crash,
demanding those responsible “be held to account and that all
states cooperate fully with efforts to establish