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UN Security Council Threatens South Sudan with Arms Embargo

The U.N. Security Council on Thursday renewed its peacekeeping mission in South Sudan for another year and threatened an arms embargo if fighting continues.

World Bank Supports Lebanon’s Public Transport to Improve Mobility, Spur Growth

The World Bank, on March 15, approved a US$295 million package ushering in the overhaul of Lebanon’s decaying transport sector and securing employment for thousands of unskilled Lebanese and Syrian workers. The Greater Bei...

UN Agencies call for stronger action to achieve equal nationality rights for all

UN Women, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), on March 15, called for increased efforts to eradicate gender inequality in nationality laws, which is a key driver of statelessness.

FDA Plans to Slash Nicotine Levels in Cigarettes

Cigarette smoking kills nearly a half-million Americans every year and costs the U.S. economy $300 billion in health care and lost productivity, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.