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An armed conflict including one or more governments, and causing the death of 1,000 or more people per year
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Downing Street made clear that RAF bombing missions against IS in Syria are likely to start within days if MPs back military action in a crunch vote tonight.
The White House said in a statement that the US "strongly condemns ongoing military actions taken by the Houthis against the elected government of Yemen.
I would not support military action against, say, Burma, merely because its government is despicable.
PRO-BUSH JORDAN - King Abdullah says he's against military action but some experts think he may be persuaded by US.
Members of the Senate are likely to demand a formal debate on military action in Iraq as their constitutional prerogative.
For that matter, with the liberation of Kuwait, the goal for which military action was authorized in the first place, now completed, even a decision of the Security Council abrogating the cease-fire arrangement would have to be followed up by a new action under Article 42 for military action to be legitimate.
Following the House of Commons debate, the executive of the Canadian Council of Churches (CCC) wrote to the government (February 17) expressing profound regret over the government's decision to associate itself with the military action.
The committee set seven tests for the Government to pass before military action should be proposed, noting that they were "not yet persuaded" that Mr Cameron had the answers.
military action against Syria in order to reduce that country's ability to use chemical weapons.
India insists it will not support any military action against a sovereign nation without the approval of the UN Security Council, while the US president has decided to bypass the world body arguing that its two veto-powered members -- Russia and China -- are unwilling to hold the Assad regime accountable for alleged use of chemical weapons.
Washington and Paris are pushing for military action but are facing deep public scepticism, despite the deaths of more than 110,000 people since an uprising against Syria's regime began in March 2011.
l ex Ma Came Many Tories including exleader Michael Howard and ex-Foreign Secretary Sir Malcolm Rifkind believe Mr Cameron was too hasty after last week's crushing defeat to rule out completely any form of military action.

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