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The United States has expressed concern that Israeli authorities did not notify the arrest of U.S. citizen Mohammad Abu Khdeir to U.S. Consulate General in Jerusalem. "We are also concerned about the fact that members of the Khdeir family appear to be singled out for arrest by the Israeli authorities,"...

United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) said in a report Tuesday that electronic cigarettes, known as e-cigarettes, represent an "evolving frontier filled with promise and threat for tobacco control," and urged for regulations in place to impede their promotion to non-smokers and young people. "Evidence...

US President Barack Obama on Tuesday reiterated that US combat troops will not be sent back into Iraq even though the US is providing military assistance to the Iraqi government and the Kurds in their battle against Sunni extremists who have taken hold of large sections of the Middle East country. In...

The United States on Tuesday welcomed the announcement of a new transitional government in the Central African Republic (CAR), and called on all members in the new government to quickly advance the democratic transition process. In a statement issued Tuesday, US State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki...

The United States does not recognize the legitimacy of the presidential elections held in Georgia's breakaway region of Abkhazia on August 24, US State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki said. She told reporters on Monday that Washington will not knowledge the outcome of the "so-called presidential...

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said Tuesday that it has shipped 1,000 metric tonnes of life-saving supplies for children caught in the world's most urgent crises so far this month, making it the largest emergency supply operation in the organization's history in a single month. "UNICEF's...

The United States has strongly condemned the temporary detention of a team of six ceasefire monitors and three aircrew by opposition forces in South Sudan. Six members of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development's (IGAD) Monitoring and Verification Mechanism (MVM) team and three aircrew were...

US General Joseph F. Dunford Jr. turned over command of NATO's International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan to US General John F. Campbell during a ceremony in Kabul Tuesday. Campbell will be the last commander of the force as the NATO mission will transition to an advise and assist operation...

The US State Department has announced that Jackson Dougan from Oregon has been selected as the third annual U.S. Youth Observer to the United Nations. He was chosen from a pool of over 600 applicants. Dougan recently completed post-baccalaureate research at the School of Biology and Environmental...

Four former champions have advanced to the second round of the US Open Tennis on Monday. Serbia's World number one and top seed Novak Djokovic cruised to a 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 win over Diego Schwartzman in a night match of the tournament's opening day. Another former champion Andy Murray, who beat Dutchman...

The United Nations on Monday cautioned against flight restrictions into and out of Ebola-affected countries in West Africa, saying such limitations were preventing the transport of critically-needed health workers and supplies, as well as contributing to economic and diplomatic isolation of the region. "The...

Russia's actions, including the movement of heavy equipment across the border into eastern Ukraine, continues to increase tension in the region, US Defense Department spokesman Army Col. Steven Warren told reporters at the Pentagon on Monday. Warren stressed that Russia is continuing to involve in...

Peter Theo Curtis, an American freelance journalist held captive for nearly two years by militants in Syria, has been freed been by his captors. Curtis was freed on Sunday in a handover to UN peacekeepers in the Golan Heights, who then released him to United States officials. According to media...

The Pentagon says a flight test of the Advanced Hypersonic Weapon from the Kodiak Launch Complex in Alaska was terminated shortly after its launch. As part of the Defense Department's Conventional Prompt Global Strike technology development program, the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army...

The United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention on Monday started considering close to 30 confidential cases of alleged arbitrary deprivation of liberty concerning 17 different countries. The five-strong group of experts is meeting in Geneva for its 70th session until Friday. Last year, the...