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UN Lifts Last of Liberia Sanctions

The U.N. Security Council has lifted the last international sanctions against Liberia. The council has been progressively terminating the targeted measures that were imposed at the end of Liberia's civil war in 2003. In 2009, a ban on timber exports, which along with diamonds had helped finance the conflict, was lifted. In September, the council ended a travel ban and asset freeze on designated individuals and entities.  On Wednesday, it took the final step, unanimously voting...

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