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The United States has pledged an immediate assistance of $47 million to try to alleviate some of the humanitarian crisis in Gaza. This was announced by US Secretary of State John Kerry after his meeting with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in Cairo on Monday. Addressing a joint press conference...

The United States on Monday voiced deep concerns over the convictions of human rights lawyer Thulani Maseko and magazine editor Bheki Makhubu for contempt of court in the Kingdom of Swaziland. According to the US State Department, Maseko and Makhubu were arrested convicted for publishing an article...

The new global sustainable development agenda that Members States are currently working on must include specific references to indigenous peoples and the challenges they face, a group of United Nations experts stated Monday. "Indigenous peoples face distinct development challenges, and fare worse...

Obama1-072114.jpg With his second term becoming increasingly dominated by turmoil overseas, President Barack Obama addressed both the conflict in Gaza and the Malaysia Airlines crash in Ukraine in remarks on Monday.

worldmap-072114.jpg While conflicts overseas have recently attracted a lot of attention, the results of a new Politico poll found that battleground voters oppose U.S. involvement in Ukraine, Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria by large margins.

The US Justice Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) have targeted American Muslims in abusive counterterrorism "sting operations" based on religious and ethnic identity, says a report released on Monday. Many of the more than 500 terrorism-related cases prosecuted in US federal...

US Secretary of State John Kerry is due in Egypt's capital Cairo on Monday to seek an immediate cessation of hostilities based on a return to the November 2012 ceasefire agreement. US President Barack Obama informed this to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over phone on Sunday, their second...

The six major powers and Iran agreed to extend nuclear talks for four more months after failing to meet a July 20 deadline to reach a comprehensive deal to resolve the dispute over Tehran's nuclear program. The announcement came after nearly three weeks of intensive talks in Vienna, which were meant...

Obama1-071814.jpg President Barack Obama called Friday for an immediate cease-fire in Ukraine after a Malaysia Airlines plane was shot down near the Russian border. Obama said a halt to hostilities between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian separatists is necessary to allow for a credible international investigation.

LeadingIndicatorIndex-071814.jpg Showing that the pace of U.S. economic activity continued to expand moderately, the Conference Board released a report on Friday showing a continued increase by its index of leading economic indicators.

CONSUMER-RETAIL_18Jul14.jpg Consumer sentiment in the U.S. has unexpectedly deteriorated in the month of July, according to a report released by Thomson Reuters and the University of Michigan on Friday. The report said the preliminary reading on the consumer sentiment index for July came in at 81.3 compared to the final June reading of 82.5.

On Thursday, aboard Air Force One, US President Barack Obama called his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko and Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak to discuss the deadly crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight in Ukraine. The White House said Poroshenko welcomed the assistance of international investigators...

On Friday, NASA will embark on a coordinated ship and aircraft observation campaign off the Atlantic coast of the United States, to advance space-based capabilities for monitoring microscopic plants that form the base of the marine food chain. Phytoplankton, tiny ocean plants that absorb carbon dioxide...

The United States has called for "a full, credible, and unimpeded international investigation" in to the crash of a Malaysia Airlines jet in Ukraine. In a statement expressing shock by the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight Thursday, US President Barack Obama said "The United States remains prepared...

The United Nations body responsible for setting food safety standards has adopted guidelines to protect consumers worldwide, including setting out maximum levels of lead in infant formula and arsenic in rice. The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) said...