UN likely to vote on Gaza ceasefire on Feb 20, US signals veto

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UNITED NATIONS - The UN Security Council is likely to vote on Feb 20 on an Algerian push for the 15-member body to demand an immediate humanitarian ceasefire in the Israel-Hamas war, said diplomats, a move the United States has signalled it would veto. Algeria put forward an initial draft resolution more than two weeks ago. But US Ambassador to the UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield quickly said the text could jeopardise “sensitive negotiations” aimed at brokering a pause in the war. Algeria on Feb 17 requested that the council vote on Feb 20, diplomats said. To be adopted, a UN Security...