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    UN Security Council weighs vote on 30-day Syria truce resolution

    The UN Security Council is expected to meet to vote on a draft resolution seeking a 30-day ceasefire in Syria, as the death toll in the besieged rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta continues to rise.
    The meeting, however, has already been delayed multiple times as negotiations continue over the wording of the draft resolution.
    The vote on the resolution, drafted by Sweden and Kuwait, had originally been scheduled for 11am local time (16:00 GMT) on Friday.
    Al Jazeera’s Diplomatic Editor James Bays, reporting from the UN headquarters in New York, said the ongoing delay was due to a disagreement between Russia and other Security Council members over the latest version of the resolution.
    “There were certainly changes made [to the resolution] on Thursday after the Security Council meeting,” he said.