The next round of Syria peace talks are scheduled to begin Friday, even as the international community braces for a potential bloodbath in Idlib province, the country’s last rebel stronghold.
By Larisa Epatko
The report, titled "Desperate Journeys," said that even though the number of crossings and deaths has plunged compared to recent years, the voyage is more deadly in percentage terms for those who venture across.
By Jamey Keaten, Associated Press
Fearing a military offensive, the U.N. envoy for Syria proposed Thursday that civilians holed up in the rebel-held region of Idlib could evacuate to government areas.
By Jamey Keaten, Nataliya Vasilyeva, Associated Press
Fleeing political turmoil and a country in economic freefall, millions of Venezuelans have fled for the surrounding countries in South and Central America. Does Nicolas Maduro’s government feel any pressure to try and make life better in the country? Nick…
By Larisa Epatko
The U.N. report says further investigation of violations and abuses -- including civilian deaths, torture of detainees and rape -- is required.
By PBS NewsHour
Kofi Annan, the first black secretary-general of the United Nations and 2001 Nobel Peace Prize recipient, died Saturday at the age of 80. Annan served two terms as head of the U.N., where he established a reputation as a promoter…
By John Heilprin, Francis Kokutse, Associated Press
Kofi Annan, a charismatic symbol of the United Nations who rose through its ranks to become the first black African secretary-general, has died. He was 80.
By Laura Santhanam
Adolescents make up a quarter of the population in developing countries, but on average receive less than 2 percent of all global health funding, according to a new report.
By Associated Press
A human rights expert is criticizing the U.S. for failing to tackle poverty, days after Washington quit the United Nations body that appointed him.
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