Countries pledge to resettle more than 100,000 Syrian refugees: U.N.
Countries have more than doubled the number of Syrian refugees they are willing to resettle to over 100,000, the head of the U.N.
Hague-based ICC accepts Palestine’s observer status
Palestine has secured an observer status at the International Criminal Court (ICC), which paves the way for the Palestinians to sue senior Israeli officials...
UN seeks $16.4B for ‘unprecedented’ crises in 2015
The United Nations appealed Monday for $16.4 billion to pay for global humanitarian needs in 2015, saying the number of people affected by conflicts and...
U.S. ‘unaware’ of talks for South African hostage killed in rescue bid
Patrick Gaspard, the U.S. ambassador to South Africa, said Monday that American officials were “unaware of ongoing negotiations that had any resolution”...
Shrien Dewani walks free as case is thrown out
Angry protests erupted outside court after a judge dismissed the case against Shrien Dewani, who was accused of plotting to murder his wife Anni on their...
UN wants countries to take in 180,000 Syrian refugees
More than 30 humanitarian organisations launched an appeal on Monday for countries to take in around 180,000 refugees from the Syrian conflict.
American, South African hostages die in rescue attempt in Yemen
American photojournalist Luke Somers and South African teacher Pierre Korkie have been killed during a rescue attempt by US and Yemeni forces.
'A war inside of Islam': The Jordanian town where IS's popularity grows
It’s a problem for one of the West’s biggest allies in the fight against the most radical group in the Middle East — the ideology of the...
Maldives declare public holidays to battle water crisis
The upmarket honeymoon destination of Maldives Saturday declared two days of public holidays in bid to manage fraying tempers and ration supplies following...
Developing world may need annual $500 bn for climate by 2050: UN
Developing countries may need up to $500 billion per year by 2050 to adapt to the ravages of climate change, dwarfing previous estimates, a UN report said.
U.S. hostage rescue operation failed, as IS war declaration stalls
The United States on Thursday for the first time publicly disclosed a failed attempt last month to rescue a U.S.
Woman arrested after fatal stabbing of American teacher in Abu Dhabi
Police in the United Arab Emirates have arrested a female suspect in the fatal stabbing of an American schoolteacher in an Abu Dhabi shopping centre and...
Iran said to up Iraqi support with targeted airstrikes on Islamic State
Iranian jets have carried out airstrikes in Iraq against Islamic State militants in recent days, U.S.
Child landmine victims rise, Afghanistan and Colombia rank worst
Afghanistan has the world’s highest number of children killed or wounded by landmines and other explosive remnants of war, followed by Colombia,...
Jihadist ‘caliphate’ has peaked - but Kerry warns IS fight will take ‘years’
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry warned today it will take years for a U.S.-led coalition to defeat the Islamic State group, as Washington said arch-foe...
Assad: U.S.-led airstrikes having little impact on Islamic State
Syrian President Bashar Assad said in remarks published Wednesday that U.S.-led airstrikes targeting Islamic State group militants in his country are neither...
French vote urges recognition of Palestinian state
France’s lower house of Parliament voted Tuesday to urge the government to recognize a Palestinian state, in the hope that it would speed up peace...
Hezbollah kids’ magazine replaces magic with martyrdom
Produced by Lebanon’s Hezbollah movement for the last 11 years, Mahdi magazine aims to teach a new generation the militant Shiite group’s ideology...
Woman, 23, dies on United Airlines flight from London to Newark
A young plane passenger has died aboard a transatlantic flight from London to the United States.
Bruce Springsteen, Chris Martin stand in for Bono at Times Square AIDS show
The heads of the E Street Band and Coldplay filled in for the still-recovering Bono in a Times Square concert in New York to rally support for fighting...
U.N. suspends food aid to 1.7 million Syrian refugees
The World Food Programme (WFP) has suspended food aid to more than 1.7 million Syrian refugees in neighbouring countries, blaming a financing crisis caused...
Pope Francis risks Islamic ire with toughened terrorism appeal
Pope Francis’s suggestion that Muslims are not doing enough to counter terrorism may increase tension between the West and Islam, but it reflects...
Nazi war criminal likely died in Syria four years ago, says man who hunted him
A prominent Nazi hunter revealed that an SS war criminal responsible for the deaths of 128,500 Jews in WWII most likely died four years ago in Syria.
U.S. again rules out Syria no-fly zone
Washington ruled out Monday any imminent plans to create a no-fly zone along the Turkey-Syria border, brushing aside reports that U.S.
World Aids Day: WHO warning as China says 500,000 living with HIV
The World Health Organization issued a call to action to China Monday over HIV/AIDS as government figures said nearly half a million people are living...
New job: Michaelle Jean named first woman leader of la Francophonie
Michaelle Jean, a former governor general of Canada, has been named the first woman leader of la Francophonie.
UN climate talks spark cautious optimism for global progress
Negotiators from more than 190 countries will meet in Lima, Peru, for two weeks to work on drafts for a global climate deal that is supposed to be adopted...
Canadian citizen may have been captured in Syria; reports not confirmed
Canada is trying to confirm reports that one of its citizens has been captured in Syria, a foreign ministry spokesman said on Sunday.
World Cup bidding process ‘completely flawed’ as fresh allegations emerge
The World Cup bidding process is “completely flawed”, a top MP has told Sky News, after more allegations around the 2018 and 2022 tournaments...
Pope says Islamist violence in Syria and Iraq is ‘grave sin against God’
Pope Francis said Islamic militants were carrying out a “profoundly grave sin against God” in Syria and Iraq, calling on Sunday for inter-religious...