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US Sanctions 3 Accused of Fueling S. Sudan Conflict

The U.S. Treasury Department has imposed sanctions on three individuals it accuses of "expanding or extending" the conflict in South Sudan. The Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) placed sanctions Friday on retired Israeli Maj. Gen. Isra...

US Sanctions 3 Accused of Fueling S. Sudan Conflict

The U.S. Treasury Department has imposed sanctions on three individuals it accuses of "expanding or extending" the conflict in South Sudan. The Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) placed sanctions Friday on retired Israeli Maj. Gen. Isra...

Rising Unrest in Sahel Spells Need to Resolve Long-Standing Western Sahara Dispute, Say Delegates as Fourth Committee Concludes Decolonization Debate

Spiking insecurity and instability in Africa's Sahel region indicates an urgent need to resolve the long-standing dispute over Western Sahara, delegates told the Fourth Committee (Special Political and Decolonization) today, as it concluded its general...

Global Pledges to Improve Children’s Well Being ‘A Distant Dream’ without Renewed Respect for Their Rights, Notably Protection, Third Committee Speakers Declare

With children's aspirations still falling short of global commitments to improve their well being, and some calling those pledges a distant dream, the Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) continued its debate on children's rights today a...

World’s Poorest Nations Left Behind in Reaching Sustainable Development Goals, Delegates Stress as Second Committee Begins General Debate

Hampered by such obstacles as trade barriers, debt distress, food insecurity, climate change and meagre resources, the world's poorest countries lagged furthest behind in reaching the Sustainable Development Goals, speakers told the Second Committee (E...

World’s Poorest Nations Left Behind in Reaching Sustainable Development Goals, Delegates Stress as Second Committee Begins General Debate

Hampered by such obstacles as trade barriers, debt distress, food insecurity, climate change and meagre resources, the world's poorest countries lagged furthest behind in reaching the Sustainable Development Goals, speakers told the Second Committee (E...

Somali Ex-Militant Leader Runs for Political Office

The former No. 2 leader of Somalia-based militant group al-Shabab wants to become president of the country's South West regional state.Mukhtar Robow, also known as Abu Mansour, made the announcement to hundreds of his supporters in a welcoming rally Th...

Somali Ex-Militant Leader Runs for Political Office

The former No. 2 leader of Somalia-based militant group al-Shabab wants to become president of the country's South West regional state.Mukhtar Robow, also known as Abu Mansour, made the announcement to hundreds of his supporters in a welcoming rally Th...