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By PBS NewsHour
At the end of the year, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will step down after a decade of service. Who will be the next person to tackle issues like climate change and the refugee crisis?…
By Vikram Mansharamani
NEW YORK — More than four dozen U.S. businesses have pledged $650 million in support to help some of the world’s refugees, the White House announced Tuesday as President Barack Obama seeks to highlight the refugee plight before world…
By Darlene Superville, Associated Press
An estimated 65 million people worldwide are considered refugees and migrants. On Monday, the United Nations General Assembly's began its first summit on the growing global issue. The session yielded an unprecedented declaration of commitment to organization and cooperation in…
Clashes between rival armed groups in South Sudan over the past week have left more than 200 people dead, including two Chinese U.N. peacekeepers, and forced 1,000 already homeless people to seek safety at the U.N. compound in Juba.
By Larisa Epatko
By Daniel Moritz-Rabson
Gunfire between rival factions erupted outside the presidential compound in South Sudan’s capital of Juba on Friday night, killing soldiers and civilians.
By Daniel Costa-Roberts
Relative calm prevailed in parts of Syria as most fighting between government forces and rebel groups stopped and Russia halted airstrikes on Saturday, the first day of a fragile cessation of hostilities.
By Associated Press
The U.S. took steps Saturday to open a dialogue with Iran and others about the crises in Syria and Yemen.
President Barack Obama says the world "has to step up" to help combat climate change and adds that the United Nations will continue to press other countries to take action.
By Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Finance officials from the world's major economies are searching for the right mix of policies to bolster a still-weak global recovery nearly six years after the Great Recession while confronting a range of new threats from a soaring…
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