Severe droughts are stifling Somalia and forecasts of little rain this year will make things worse, particularly in northern Somalia where people are dependent on livestock for food, the United Nations recently said.
By Darlene Superville and Josh Lederman, Associated Press
World leaders declared progress in safeguarding nuclear materials sought by terrorists and wayward nations, even as President Barack Obama acknowledged the task was far from finished.
By Erik Andersen
A United Nations tribunal sentenced on Thursday former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic to 40 years in prison for genocide and war crimes.
In our news wrap Friday, residents of the flood-stricken South faced overnight downpours that brought total rainfall to two feet in some places, uprooting trees and collapsing roads--with more rain expected this weekend. Also, the UN issued a warning that…
By Larisa Epatko
South Sudan’s government forces are encouraging its armed militias to take women and girls as “currency” in place of wages, a U.N. official said Friday.
By Deb Riechmann, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — The United States is sanctioning a dozen individuals and five organizations tied to North Korea's nuclear and weapons proliferation efforts.
By Seth Borenstein, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Many species of wild bees, butterflies and other critters that pollinate plants are shrinking toward extinction, and the world needs to do something about it before our food supply suffers, a new United Nations scientific mega-report warns.
Boutros Boutros-Ghali, an Egyptian diplomat who served as the sixth U.N. secretary-general, died on Tuesday. He was 93.
New accusations of sexual abuse against European peacekeeping forces have surfaced in the Central African Republic, the United Nations reported Friday.
By Amanda Gomez
The Danish Parliament voted Tuesday to let immigration authorities seize valuables worth more than 10,000 kroner — about $1,453 — from asylum-seekers to help cover their housing and food costs while their cases are being approved.
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