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Friday, 18 August, 2017, 19:02 GMT
US vetoes UN condemnation of Syria bombing
US blocked a UN Security Council statement condemning a car bomb attack in Damascus, sparking accusations by Russia of having double standards over the Syrian crisis.
UN envoy for Syria calls for action
UN envoy for Syria urged the Security Council to take action to end the ongoing Syria crisis by implementing the Geneva Communique of the Action Group for Syria.
UN launches investigation into drone killings
UN is launching a special inquiry into drone strikes and targeted civilian killings. The investigation's main objective is to examine evidence that the strikes cause disproportionate civilian casualties.
Over 50 countries call for Syria ICC referral
More than 50 countries have backed a call for the UN Security Council to refer the situation in Syria to the International Criminal Court, a move that would open the way for war crimes prosecutions.