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Pak, China, Russia fail to curb activists’ role at UN rights forum: campaigners

GENEVA: China, Russia, and Pakistan lost their bid on Friday to weaken a UN resolution upholding the crucial rule of activists in shedding an international spotlight on human rights violations, campaigners said. The United Nations Human Rights Council adopted a resolution calling on all states to protect civil society groups from threats and intimidation, and prosecute reprisals against them. Chile presented the resolution text on behalf of more than 50 countries on the final day of a three-week session. Amendments…

Iran warns Riyadh against sending troops to Syria

TEHRAN: Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif warned Saudi Arabia on Tuesday not to deploy troops in Syria, saying it would violate international law, while also demanding that Riyadh stop bombardments in Yemen.