Syria: The Final Countdown?
Just a few days after a bomb exploded at the very heart of Syrian power, the UN voted to extend its observer mission in Syria for what it calls a final 30 days.
The step has been taken after many objections and vetoes and this extension will be the last, unless there is a marked decrease in violence.
Russia too called for an extension but also vetoed a resolution calling for sanctions.
An Al Jazeera report.