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Russia vetoes UN resolution seeking end to bombing in Aleppo

09:29 AM | 9 Oct, 2016
Russia vetoes UN resolution seeking end to bombing in Aleppo
NEW YORK - Russia has vetoes the UN resolution seeking an end to aerial bombardment in the Syrian city of Aleppo, further soaring the tensions between Washington and Moscow.

During the session of the Security Council, Russian ambassador Vitaly Churkin, who was also presiding over the world body, cast vote against the resolution tabled by France and Spain jointly.

The resolution sought an end to all aerial bombardment in Aleppo where millions of people remain besieged. It also asked Russia and Syria to stop overflights of Aleppo.

The resolution further called on all of the stakeholders to resume the previously agreed ceasefire and the delivery of humanitarian supplies to residents of Aleppo.

On the occasion, China and Angola abstained from voting while Venezuela and Russia were the only countries to vote against the resolution.

Later on, a Russian resolution which did not mention call for an end to the aerial bombardment was tabled, however, nine countries voted against and the resolution was rejected. Only four countries favoured the resolution.

Ali Zain is a member of the staff at Daily Pakistan Global. He earned BS Communication Studies degree from University of the Punjab. His thesis titled "Cultural Continuity and Mass Media: An analysis of leading online newspapers of Pakistan" has been published as a book in Germany. He has also translated David Mathews' book "The Ecology of Democracy" into Urdu. He tweets at @alimaan.

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Currency Rates Today - Pakistani Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal - 22 July 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on July 22, 2024 (Monday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 279.15 for buying and 280.85 for selling. Euro's buying rate remains stable at 301.25 and selling rate is 303.25.

British Pound rate is 354.75 for buying, and 358.25 for selling. UAE Dirham AED was at 76.4 and Saudi Riyal lowered to 73.60.

Currency Rates Today

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US Dollar USD 279.15 280.85
Euro EUR 301.25 303.25
UK Pound Sterling GBP 354.75 358.25
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.40 77.15
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.60 74.32
Australian Dollar AUD 184.75 186.55
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741.15 749.15
Canadian Dollar CAD 203.50 205.50
China Yuan CNY 38.35 38.75
Danish Krone DKK 40.05 40.45
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.70 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 36.05 36.05
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.25 917.35
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.95 59.75
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.24 171.24
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.04 26.34
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.89
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.39 77.09
Singapore Dollar SGD 202.00 204.00
Swedish Korona SEK 26.40 26.70
Swiss Franc CHF 309.05 311.55
Thai Bhat THB 7.50 7.65

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