China withdraws candidate to lead Unesco and backs Egypt after US and Israel quit heritage body

Friday, 13 October 2017  (1 week ago)
China has withdrawn its candidate to be director general of Unesco in favour of Egypt’s candidate Moushira Khattab. The announcement follows the decision by the United States and Israel to pull out of the UN’s cultural agency in protest at what they claim is an “anti-Israel bias”. The body has been critical of Israel in...

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