Palestinians win implicit U.N. recognition of sovereign state

30 November 2012 | 05:25 Code : 1909725 Latest Headlines

(Reuters) - The 193-nation U.N. General Assembly overwhelmingly approved a resolution on Thursday to upgrade the Palestinian Authority's observer status at the United Nations from "entity" to "non-member state," implicitly recognizing a Palestinian state.

There were 138 votes in favor, nine against and 41 abstentions.