05 Feb '12, 10am

Outrage as Russia, China veto UN move on Syria

Outrage as Russia, China veto UN move on Syria

Portuguese representative Jose Filipe Moraes Cabral (left) and South African representative Baso Sangqu (right) glance at Russian representative Vitaly Churkin, centre as they vote in support of a draft resolution backing an Arab League call for Syrian President Bashar Assad to step down, which was later vetoed by Russia and China, during a meeting of the United Nations Security Council at United Nations headquarters on Saturday, Feb 4, 2012. -- PHOTO: AP DAMASCUS (AFP) - Russia and China blocked a United Nations Security Council resolution condemning Syria for its crackdown on protests, amid growing outrage Sunday at a 'massacre' in the protest city of Homs and a spiraling death toll. The vetoes came as activists reported another 57 people killed in Syria, adding to the body count of one of the bloodiest weekends since the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad's regi...

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