UN Security Council urges resumption of Gaza talks

Tags: News
The UN Security Council deplored the resumption of fighting in the Gaza Strip and called on Israel and the Palestinians to resume negotiations.

British Ambassador Mark Lyall Grant read a council statement yesterday expressing 'grave concern at the return to hostilities following the breach of the Egyptian-brokered humanitarian cease-fire'. He said the council calls upon the parties 'to reach an immediate humanitarian cease-fire' and resume talks in Cairo.

Lyall Grant said Security Council members are discussing a possible resolution that would call for a sustainable cease-fire.

Jordan has circulated such a resolution, but Jordanian Ambassador Dina Kawar told reporters yesterday, "We're taking our time to talk to the Americans, to the Europeans because the whole idea is to have a Security Council that's effective."

EDITORIAL OF THE DAY

  • Frozen out for 27 years in UP, the only way left for the Congress to go is up

    There are certain situations when you are so down and out that you can’t go down any further; indeed the only way to go is up.

FC NEWSLETTER

Stay informed on our latest news!

TODAY'S COLUMNS

Amita Sharma

Surely, our children deserve the best?

The findings of the latest national achievement survey for Class ...

Kuruvilla Pandikattu

Don't put the cart before the horse

Is life unique on earth? The conclusion that the universe ...

Shona Adhikari

The intriguing world of Russian art

We begin with an exhibition of selected works by two ...