Obama eases Sudan sanctions, citing ‘positive’ steps on fight against terror

Obama eases Sudan sanctions, citing ‘positive’ steps on fight against terror

US President Barack Obama signed an executive order Friday easing but not eliminating sanctions against Sudan, in an eleventh-hour push to broaden talks with the long-estranged African government. Exactly two decades after the US imposed economic sanctions against Sudan and with barely a week to go before Obama leaves office, the US is starting to […]

Syrian aid groups suspend UN cooperation, citing ‘significant’ Assad interference

Syrian aid groups suspend UN cooperation, citing ‘significant’ Assad interference

Some 73 aid agencies operating in Syria said Thursday they were suspending cooperation with the United Nations over interference from President Bashar al-Assad’s government in the delivery of aid to besieged areas. The UN said it would continue to work with the aid agencies, despite their decision to withdraw from the UN’s “Whole of Syria” […]