Reaction to news that UK Parliament has voted by a majority in favour of government plans to join air strikes against IS in Iraq.
British Prime Minister David Cameron and many of Salmond’s SNP colleagues, though, were against the idea. Scots, Cameron said at the time, would be faced with “what I’ve always wanted, which is one single question. Not two questions, not devo-max, not different options; a very simple, single question.”Pro-Union supporters celebrate as Scottish referendum polling results are announced at the Royal Highland Centre in Edinburgh, Scotland.- AFP
Edinburgh, London: When 3.6 million Scots voted on Thursday on whether to leave or stay within the United Kingdom, they were answering one simple question: Should Scotland be an independent country?
The UN launches an investigation into Israel’s ongoing assault on the Gaza Strip.
Twenty-nine of the UN Human Rights Council’s 47 members voted in favour of creating a commission of inquiry to look at possible war crimes committed by Israel. Only the United States voted against the resolution, while 17 states abstained, 10 of them European. The vote was taken after Navi Pillay, the UN’s human rights commissioner, said there is a “strong possibility” that Israel is guilty. The UN council condemned the Israeli assault on Gaza, which it said has involved “disproportionate and indiscriminate attacks”, including aerial bombing of civilian areas, collective punishment and the killing of more than 700 Palestinians.