World Bulletin/News Desk
The group, which monitors compliance with the embargoes on the delivery of weapons and military equipment to Somalia and Eritrea, also investigates any seaport operations in Somalia that could generate revenue for the militant group known as Al-Shabaab that controls some Somali territory.
In March, the CoUncil partially lifted the weapons ban for one year to boost the Somalian government’s capacity to protect areas recovered from Al-Shabaab and defend against fresh attempts by such groups to destabilize the coUntry.
The resolution indicated that the arms embargo would not apply to arms or equipment sold or supplied solely for the development of the government’s security forces, but it kept its restrictions in place on heavy weapons, such as surface-to-air missiles.
The 15-member CoUncil also expressed its concern at reports of continuing violations of the charcoal ban by member states and stressed that it is willing to take action against those which violate the ban.
It also reiterates that a charcoal export ban applies to all charcoal from Somalia, whether or not it originated in the coUntry, and requested AMISOM to support and assist Somali authorities in preventing the export of charcoal from the coUntry.
Roadside bomb kills 1, injures 2 other girls and 2 army rangers the night before Eid holiday in Pattani province
Victims were apparently in the water or very close to it when the lightning struck
Security agencies are yet to comment on these attacks in Adamawa, one of the three northeastern states under emergency rule
The union called for ending a blockade imposed on the Gaza Strip since 2006
Buqaeiqis said the staff of the British embassy left Libya upon instructions from the British Foreign Ministry, which wanted to downsize the British diplomatic mission in her country
All 15 council members had agreed on the statement, diplomats said, and it would be formally adopted
The Russian statement described the crisis in Ukraine as an "internal conflict."
Manguud had just finished addressing a meeting before he headed to his vehicle a short time before the bomb went off
In just a three-day period late last week, 10 Palestinians died and some 600 wounded during a spate of angry protests against the prolonged military offensive in nearby Gaza.
The new chairman, Mihail Mikov, was the speaker of Bulgaria's parliament during the outgoing Socialist-led coalition
The statement of the Tunisian cabinet follows a Crisis Committee meeting, headed by Prime Minister Mehdi Jomaa
Israeli police arrested the Jewish protesters who carried Palestinian flags and waved victory signs
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon asked for yet another extension of the humanitarian cease-fire in Gaza
Around 5,000 people demonstrated in Brussels to protest Israeli attacks in the Gaza Strip, which have killed over 1,000 Palestinians
Dozens of suspected communist guerillas attack military vehicle in Philippines south, injuring 4 of 5 troops onboard