UN Security Council Authorizes Aid Across Syria’s Borders

July 14, 2014 8:19 PM

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The U.N. Security Council has set aside its divisions over Syria and unanimously adopted a resolution aimed at getting life-saving aid to as many as two million Syrians through the most direct routes.

After weeks of intense negotiations, Russia and China joined with other council members to support the measure. Resolution 2165 is a follow up to a February resolution that also called for the immediate granting of access for aid deliveries, but which was largely ignored by the fighting factions, l...

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