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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.

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.

Syria: Assad regime, Russia and Iran are responsible for heinous crimes

The Assad regime, Russia and Iran must respect the 30-day ceasefire and bear the responsibility for the heinous crimes committed in Syria, MEPs said on Thursday.

Russian Opposition Leader Says Upcoming Election is Illegitimate

Russians are expected to vote Sunday in a presidential election, but disqualified opposition candidate Alexei Navalny told VOA's Russian service that he expected the entire process to be a sham, even down to the European election observers.