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UN Lifts 12-Year Arms Embargo on Ivory Coast

The United Nations Security Council removed a 12-year-old arms embargo on Ivory Coast on Thursday and renewed the U.N. peacekeeping mission in the country for another year. The embargo was imposed in 2004 after the West African country's 2002-2003 civil war. The resolution, passed on a unanimous vote, welcomes an ongoing dialogue among all Ivorian political parties and the improvement of the human rights situation.  It also strongly condemns the March terror attacks at the...

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