UN adopts 17th resolution urging end to US embargo on Cuba
The United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday
adopted a resolution urging the United States to end its unilateral
embargo against Cuba, the 17th consecutive year that an overwhelming
majority in the assembly have supported the measure.
US Embassy in Syria shut over demo threat
The US Embassy in Damascus said it will be
closed on Thursday because of the threat of demonstrations over a
deadly American helicopter raid on a village near the Iraqi border.
Pakistan earthquake survivors wait for aid
Rescuers on Thursday struggled to deliver aid to
villagers in remote parts of southwest Pakistan after a powerful
earthquake destroyed thousands of homes and killed at least 215