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World 28 Apr 2016 | 11:35 PM

U.N. council removes 12-year-old arms embargo on Ivory Coast

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council lifted a 12-year-old arms embargo on Ivory Coast on Thursday and renewed the U.N. peacekeeping mission in the West African state for a final year.

World 15 Mar 2016 | 1:04 AM

Ivory Coast soldiers patrol deserted beaches after al Qaeda attack

GRAND BASSAM, Ivory Coast (Reuters) - Ivory Coast soldiers armed with assault rifles patrolled the deserted beaches of a resort town on Monday, a day after gunmen from al Qaeda's North African branch killed 18 people, the third major al Qaeda attack in West Africa in four months.

World 14 Mar 2016 | 7:08 AM

Gunfire heard in Ivory Coast resort town - sources

GRAND BASSAM, Ivory Coast (Reuters) - Gunmen from al Qaeda's North African branch killed 16 people, including four Europeans, at a beach resort town in Ivory Coast on Sunday, the latest in a string of deadly attacks that have confirmed the Islamists' growing reach in West Africa.

World 17 Oct 2014 | 1:20 AM

WHO to test Ebola preparedness in Ivory Coast and Mali

GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization will send experts to test the Ebola-preparedness measures in Ivory Coast and Mali, the two countries at greatest risk of being the next to be affected by the epidemic, WHO's health security response chief Isabelle Nuttall said on Thursday.

World 24 Dec 2010 | 12:00 AM

Ivory Coast violence has killed at least 173 -U.N.

ABIDJAN/GENEVA (Reuters) - At least 173 people have been killed in Ivory Coast in recent days following last month's disputed election, the U.N. said on Thursday, as international pressure grows on defiant leader Laurent Gbagbo to step down.

World 23 Dec 2010 | 12:00 AM

Violent Ivory Coast standoff has killed 200 - U.S.

ABIDJAN/GENEVA (Reuters) - Nearly 200 people have been killed in Ivory Coast since last month's disputed election, according to the United States, as international pressure mounts for defiant leader Laurent Gbagbo to step down.

World 22 Dec 2010 | 12:00 AM

ANALYSIS - France caught in Ivory Coast political dilemma

PARIS (Reuters) - France is backing sanctions to resolve the crisis in Ivory Coast, having ruled out a messy military intervention that would jeopardise thousands of French citizens living in the former colony.

World 04 Dec 2010 | 12:00 AM

Russian objection hits UN council Ivory Coast talks

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon backed opposition candidate Alassane Ouattara on Friday as the victor in Ivory Coast's presidential election, but Russia blocked the Security Council from doing likewise, envoys said.

World 09 Apr 2011 | 12:00 AM

Ouattara overshadowed by Ivory Coast killings

ABIDJAN (Reuters) - U.N. workers in Ivory Coast have found the bodies of more than 100 victims of brutal killings, a discovery that threatened to undermine presidential claimant Alassane Ouattara as he moves to control the country.

World 13 Apr 2011 | 12:00 AM

Support may boost Ouattara chances in Ivory Coast

ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara won the backing of his defeated rival's army chiefs while the EU and the World Bank pledged financial support to help end the country's prolonged divisions.