Syria has postponed a planned visit by the Palestinian President amid controversy about his decision to suspend efforts to have Israeli officials prosecuted for war crimes over last winter's military offensive in Gaza.
A Syrian official refused to specify the exact reason for postponing Mahmoud Abbas's trip, which was scheduled to begin today. Yesterday's decision came a day after Syria criticised Mr Abbas's Palestinian Authority for backing down against Israel.
Late last week, the United Nations Human Rights Council considered a resolution to send a UN report on war crimes committed during the Gaza war to the UN General Assembly for possible action. Instead, Palestinian diplomats said they would agree to delay the vote until March.Reuse content