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Palestinians condemn US veto of ex-PM as UN Libya envoy

RAMALLAH: The Palestinians condemned as "blatant discrimination" Washington's decision to block the appointment of their former prime minister Salam Fayyad as UN peace envoy to Libya. UN chief Antonio Guterres nominated Fayyad to the post on Thursday and the Security Council had been expected to approve his appointment without objections. But late on Friday, US ambassador Nikki Haley announced she was blocking the appointment because "for too long, the UN has been unfairly biased in favour of the Palestinian Authority…