Cameron's plea to 'keep faith' in the Arab Spring

The main theme of David Cameron's speech was to continue the progress of the Arab Spring, which he described as a "precious opportunity for people to realise their aspirations".

"Today is not the time to turn back - but to keep the faith and redouble our support for open societies, and for people's demands for a job and a voice," he said.

He also urged the General Assembly to "judge governments not by their religion - but by how they act and what they do". He was, in particular, speaking of recently-elected Islamist governments.

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'Blood on UN hands' over Syria

The hands of the UN are stained with blood due to its failure to stop the atrocities of the Assad regime in Syria, Prime Minister David Cameron told the General Assembly today.