Arab League Votes to Readmit Syria, Ending a Nearly 12-Year Suspension
By Vivian Yee | The New York Times
Arab nations agreed Sunday to allow Syria to rejoin the Arab League, taking a crucial step toward ending the country’s international ostracism more than a decade after it was suspended from the group over its use of ruthless force against its own people.
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Japan’s Leader Visits Seoul, Resuming ‘Shuttle Diplomacy’ After 12 Years
By Michelle Ye Hee Lee | The Washington Post
After a 12-year hiatus, the leaders of the United States’ two biggest allies in Asia have each visited the other’s home country for bilateral talks in the space of two months—breaking a diplomatic stalemate as Japan and South Korea try to continue thawing their tattered relationship.
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