Russia voted off U.N. Human Rights Council

Staffan de Mistura, right, UN Special Envoy for Syria and Jan Egeland, left, Senior Advisor to the United Nations Special Envoy for Syria, attend a news conference at the European headquarters of the United Nations, in Geneva, Switzerland, Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016. Egeland says the U.N. has received the “green lights” it needs from Syria’s government, armed opposition groups and Russia, which announced the pause in fighting that began Thursday. (Martial Trezzini/Keystone via AP)

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on October 29, 2016, on page 1.




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