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U.N. monitoring mission in Syria extended

In this photo taken during a government-organised tour, Syrian soldiers stand next to burned cars after they regained control of the district of Midan, in the southern part of Damascus, on Friday.

In this photo taken during a government-organised tour, Syrian soldiers stand next to burned cars after they regained control of the district of Midan, in the southern part of Damascus, on Friday.   | Photo Credit: Bassem Tellawi

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Russia and China scored a significant diplomatic success on Friday after the Western powers agreed to drop their insistence on threatening Damascus with punitive measures in a United Nations Security Council resolution, if it failed to pull out heavy weapons from population centres. With the threat of economic sanctions under the U.N. charter out of the way, the Council unanimously passed a resolution, extending the tenure of the monitors.

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