The story: Gulf Arab members of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) have backed a resolution that denounces Quran burnings as acts of religious hate. European states and the US—with the notable exception of Ukraine—voted against the resolution while African and Asian countries were in favor.
The coverage: UNHRC members Qatar and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) were among 28 countries which voted in favor of the resolution. Their sentiments were echoed by other Gulf Arab states such as Kuwait and Saudi Arabia, which have also condemned Quran burnings. 12 UNHRC members voted against the resolution, with 7 abstentions.
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