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The top UNICEF field officer in Gaza reported Thursday that at least nine more Palestinian children have been killed in the last 48 hours, bringing the total to 469 since early July. Addressing a press conference at the UN headquarters, Pernilla Ironside, Chief of the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) Gaza...

The European Union on Thursday strongly condemned the execution-style killing of American freelance reporter James Foley by an Islamic militant belonging to the Islamic State (IS), a Sunni jihaddist group engaged in the ongoing conflict in Iraq as well the Syrian civil war. "We strongly condemn...

Ministers from five nations hosting nearly a million Somali refugees have reaffirmed their commitment to find solutions for hundreds of thousands of Somali refugees and called on the international community to help the Somali government in its efforts to restore peace and progress. The ministers made...

Two American aid workers who were infected with the deadly Ebola virus while working in West Africa have been discharged from hospital after being cured, media reports citing local officials said Thursday. According to the American media, Dr. Kent Brantly, a 33-year-old doctor who contracted the Ebola...

Irina Bokova, Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), on Thursday condemned the recent murder of Peruvian radio journalist Donny Buchelli Cueva and urged authorities to thoroughly investigate his death. "I condemn the murder of Donny Buchelli...

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the destruction of Syria's declared chemical weapons material on board the United States Maritime Vessel Cape Ray. "This marks a significant achievement in the international community's efforts to eliminate the chemical weapons program of the...

The chief of the armed forces in Guatemala, General Rudy Ortiz, has died after his helicopter crashed in a mountainous region in the country's northwest, media reports citing government officials said Wednesday. Local media reported that four other military officers, who were on board the ill-fated...

Afghanistan's Attorney General's Office Wednesday announced it has ordered New York Times reporter Matthew Rosenberg to leave the country within 24 hours for allegedly refusing to cooperate with an investigation into a story he wrote earlier this week. The development came a day after Rosenberg was...

A United Nations official for Nigeria said Wednesday that restoring the dignity and integrity of returning schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram militants in Chibok is instrumental in reintegrating the girls back into a "safe space" in society. "The UN family has not forgotten the girls," said Rati...

Authorities in Iceland have evacuated an area close to the Bardarbunga volcano after seismic activity at the site triggered fears of a possible eruption. The Bardarbunga volcano, located about 190 miles away from Iceland's capital city of Reykjavik, lies beneath Vatnajokull, Europe's largest glacier....

Prominent rights group Amnesty International said Wednesday that the beheading of American freelance reporter James Foley by an Islamic militant constitutes a war crime and highlights the urgent need for all states with influence in the Middle East region to ensure other missing journalists are safely...

With a month left before the full deployment of the United Nations mission in the Central African Republic (CAR), the UN envoy for the country has said that while there have been pockets of improvements, the overall humanitarian and security situation in the country remains dire and "extremely volatile." Briefing...

US military forces are continuing to attack militants belonging to the Islamic State, a Sunni extremist group previously known as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), in support of Iraqi security force operations, the US Central Command said in a news release issued Wednesday. According...

The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) Wednesday said the death toll in the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has risen to 1350, and added that the deadly virus has infected at least 2473 people in the four nations most impacted by the disease. The UN health agency said 221 new cases of Ebola...

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed grave disappointment at the return to hostilities in the Gaza Strip, and urged the parties to "reach an immediate understanding on a durable ceasefire which also addresses the underlying issues." In a statement issued by his spokesperson...