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The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) stressed that agriculture and food security must be treated as essential components of peace-building and conflict resolution, during a special meeting of the UN Peacebuilding Commission held at Geneva earlier today. FAO Director-General José...

facebooklit-012615.jpg Facebook Lite, an Android app aimed at users of low-end mobile devices in developing countries, is available on Google Play. The tiny 252-262KB download is also a better fit for users of older phones or those on a slower 2G network. The quick-loading, low-fi Facebook app is based on Snaptu, an...

blizzard-flight-012615.jpg In response to warning of a major snowstorm Juno in northeast U.S., more than five thousand flights have been canceled in various cities. According to data provided by FlightAware around 10 am ET, 2580 flights are canceled on Monday, while 2821 flights scheduled to fly on Tuesday are also grounded.

Syriza-Greece-012615.jpg Leftist Syriza, the anti-austerity party, will be forming a new government in Greece as they secured a comfortable majority in the general elections held on Sunday. The Syriza party reportedly won 149 seats out of 300 seats and around 36 percent votes, while the Conservative New Democracy party got only 28 percent of votes. Syriza is reportedly in discussion with Greek Independents, who managed to

Obama-republic-day-012615.jpg President Barack Obama, opening a new path of co-operation, attended India's 66th Republic Day celebration and the grand parade in New Delhi. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi welcomed President Obama and Michelle Obama to Rajpath, the main venue of the spectacular and colorful parade, showcasing the defense strength of India.

US President Barack Obama expressed deep concern over latest ceasefire violations in Ukraine after 30 people were killed and more than 100 injured in rocket strikes on a government-held port in Azov Sea port city of Mariupol. "We are deeply concerned about the latest break in the ceasefire," Obama...

At least 11 people were killed and dozens injured in two separate bomb attacks in Iraqi capital of Baghdad, reports say. The first blast took place near a small restaurant in central Baghdad when the bomb placed in a plastic bag exploded. In a separate incident, four people were killed and eight...

Supected Boko Haram militants have launched an attack in Nigeria's major northeastern city of Maiduguri just after midnight Sunday, reports say. Fierce fighting has begun outskirts of the city as the militants attempt to enter it. A curfew has been imposed on the city and the military is carrying...

US President Barack Obama arrived in India for a three-day visit, with India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi breaking protocol to personally receive the President at the airport. New Delhi is witnessing unprecedented security owing to the visit of the U.S. president. Several thousands of security personnel...

Harman Yukawa, one of the two Japanese citizens captured by the Islamic State, was killed, a video released by the militant outfit on Saturday showed. The Islamic State militants had killed five men earlier, beginning with the beheading of Steven Foley, a journalist from the U.S., in August. Others...

The U.S. President Barack Obama is traveling to Saudi Arabia on Tuesday to pay respects to the new King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz and family of late King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz. US Vice-President Joe Biden, British Prime Minister David Cameron and French President Francois Hollande will reach Riyadh today...

Two U.S. marines died on a helicopter crash at the base in Twentynine Palms during a training exercise Friday, the military officials said. The helicopter crew members from the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, headquartered at Miramar Marine Corps Air Station, were taking part in training mission at the...

The Security Council of the United Nations reached Haiti on Friday to discuss about long-delayed elections, amid growing political crisis in the Caribbean country. "With this mission, the Security Council looks to ... urge Haiti's political actors to work cooperatively and without further delay to...

A Denver lady who was arrested while traveling to assist the Islamic State group was sentenced to 4 years in prison, reports said on Friday. Shannon Conley was arrested last spring at Denver International Airport, from where she was planning to travel to Syria. When questioned by the investigators,...

At least 35 people are reported killed after Syrian government warplanes bombarded areas outside Damascus late Friday, according to news reports citing activists of the Local Coordination Committees. Other reports citing a Syrian monitoring group, said at least 42 people have been killed including...

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