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Coventina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 02:12 PM
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U.N. council to take up Cambodia-Thai dispute
Source: Reuters

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council will hold a special meeting on a border dispute between Cambodia and Thailand that has sparked fears of a military clash, diplomats said on Wednesday.

Several council diplomats said the meeting would most likely be held next week. Its format has yet to be determined and it was unclear what exactly the council could do.

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On Tuesday foreign ministers from the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) meeting in Singapore failed to reach a consensus on whether ASEAN should get involved.

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A build-up of troops and heavy artillery on both sides of the border has worried neighboring countries and the United Nations, which Cambodia has appealed to for help.

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/newsMaps/idUSN2341364320...



This is good news, I guess.

Still no shooting, that's a good thing.

ASEAN ought to be working on this problem, if it wants to be taken seriously, anyway.
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