UN General Assembly overwhelmingly backs Palestinian bid for membership

The UN General Assembly voted by a wide margin on Friday to grant new 'rights and privileges' to Palestine and called on the Security Council to favourably reconsider its request to become the 194th member of the United Nations. The 193-member world body approved the Arab and Palestinian sponsored resolution by a vote of 143-9 with 25 abstentions. Read our blog to see how the day's events unfolded.

(FRANCE 24 with AFP, Reuters, AP)

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