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    1. South Sudan lawmakers have passed a controversial bill restricting numbers of foreign aid workers, sparking fears it will hinder efforts to help millions in need in the war-torn young nation. The Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO) bill, passed by parliament on Wednesday, means no more than a fifth of aid workers can be from abroad, a level many humanitarians believe is simply not viable. Aid ...

    2. [Deutsche Welle] With the country being torn apart by civil war, lawmakers in South Sudan passed a bill restricting NGOs working in the country. Aid groups say the proposed law will hamper their efforts to help the population.

    3. NGOs fear the law would hinder humanitarian work in a country affected by ongoing civil war.

    4. South Sudan: Parliament passes bill limiting foreign-aid workers amid humanitarian crisis

      International Business Times via Yahoo UK & Ireland NewsFeb 05 02:11 AM

      The South Sudanese parliament has passed a Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO) bill that limits foreign- aid workers in the country, where a civil war has been ongoing since 2013. According to the draft law, no more than a fifth foreign aid workers will be allowed to work in the country and at least 80% of the staff employed by NGOs will have to be South Sudanese. The bill would still have to be...

    5. Four Republican senators are calling for cutting foreign aid to Ghana if two former Guantanamo Bay prisoners who were transferred to the African nation escape or return to terrorism.

    6. Israeli Knesset to vote on divisive NGO bill

      Al Jazeera via Yahoo Maktoob NewsFeb 08 11:43 AM

      Measure aims to mandate public-funding disclosure from Israeli groups receiving more than half of funding from abroad.

    7. Senate Votes to Boost U.S. Sanctions Against North Korea

      Bloomberg via Yahoo! FinanceFeb 10 02:52 PM

      The Senate overwhelmingly voted to authorize new U.S. sanctions against North Korea, days after the country launched a long-range rocket.

    8. The Israeli Knesset on Monday approved the first reading of the “NGO transparency bill,” denounced by critics as a move to delegitimize and weaken human rights organizations in Israel.

    9. The Senate overwhelmingly voted to authorize new U.S. sanctions against North Korea, days after the country launched a long-range rocket.

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