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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.