UN Yanking Staff From Syria

While US says it is 'planning to take action' if chemical weapons threat materializes

By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff

Posted Dec 3, 2012 12:44 PM CST

(Newser) – The UN is yanking "all non-essential international staff" out of Syria in response to the escalating violence there, it announced today. Up to a quarter of its 100 foreign staffers may leave within the week, the BBC reports. The UN has also temporarily forbidden...   Read full story »

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