UNITED NATIONS, April 12 Russia again cast a
veto at the United Nations Security Council to shield Syrian
President Bashar al-Assad, blocking a Western bid on Wednesday
to condemn a deadly gas attack in Syria and push the Syrian
government to cooperate with investigators.
China, which has vetoed six resolutions on Syria since the
civil war began six years ago, abstained from Wednesday's vote,
along with Ethiopia and Kazakhstan. Ten countries voted in favor
of the text, while Bolivia joined Russia in voting no.
(Reporting by Michelle Nichols; Editing by Alistair Bell)