Arab states call for UNSC intervention over Ethiopian dam dispute

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    The foreign ministers of Arab countries have backed calls for the United Nations Security Council to intervene in a long-running regional dispute over a giant dam built by Ethiopia on the Blue Nile, one of the Nile River’s main tributaries.

    The decision announced by Arab League Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul Gheit came after a meeting on Tuesday in Qatar called by downstream Nile countries Egypt and Sudan.

    Al Jazeera’s Osama Bin Javaid reports from Doha, Qatar.

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