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The United Nations humanitarian chief on Wednesday allocated $75 million from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to bolster desperately needed relief operations in two of the world's most neglected regions: the West African Sahel and the Horn of Africa. "With so many crises competing for...

Islamist militants have shot dead Somali musician and member of parliament Saado Ali Warsame in a drive-by shooting in the country's capital city of Mogadishu. According to media reports, Warsame was shot dead in Mogadishu's Hodan district by gunmen who pulled up near her car in another vehicle. Warsame,...

European Development Commissioner Andris Piebalgs will announce European Union's new funding to Ecuador during his visit to the South American nation, the European bloc announced Wednesday. According to the EU statement, the Commissioner's high level visit will include meetings with ministers, local...

Russia is continuing to arm and train pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine in spite of international doubts about Moscow's possible role in the last week's downing of a Malaysian commercial airliner over the region, a Pentagon spokesperson said Wednesday. According to Col. Steve Warren, Russia...

The European Union and the United Nations have welcomed the political agreement reached between Cambodia's two main political parties, which was followed by the release of opposition party members arrested last week. "This significant agreement will hopefully contribute to facilitate reforms strengthening...

Two separate bomb explosions killed at least 40 people and left dozens of others injured in Nigeria's northern city of Kaduna, media reports citing local officials said Wednesday. The first bomb reportedly targeted moderate Islamic cleric Dahiru Bauchi while the second one targeted senior opposition...

The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) said Wednesday that the National IHR Focal Point of Iran has informed it of an additional laboratory-confirmed case of human infection with Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV). The patient is a 67-year-old woman from Kerman Province,...

United Nations human rights chief warned Wednesday that war crimes may have been committed in the Gaza Strip, where fierce fighting is progressing between Israeli security forces and Palestinian militants. Navi Pillay, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, made the remarks at an emergency meeting...

US Secretary of State John Kerry congratulated Joko Widodo on his election as Indonesia's next president, and hailed the July 9 elections as free and fair. Kerry said in a statement issued late Tuesday that people of Indonesia have once again shown their commitment to democracy through free and fair...

Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine shot down two Ukrainian fighter jets flying over rebel-held territory, media reports citing Ukrainian defense officials said Wednesday. Officials said the two Sukhoi-25 fighters were shot down at about 1:30 pm local time near Savur Mogila in eastern Ukraine....

The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon met Israeli and United States officials in Jerusalem Wednesday and renewed his call for an immediate ceasefire with the ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip entering its 16th day. The UN chief, who met with Israeli...

The escalation of international conflicts in the first half of 2014 prompted a 50-fold surge in the amount of humanitarian cargo transported by the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) when compared to the same period last year, it was revealed Tuesday. "Dealing with simultaneous emergencies in...

Several European Airlines as well as Air Canada have joined American carriers in suspending flights to Israel after a rocket fired by Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip landed close to the Ben Gurion airport in Tel Aviv. Soon after the rocket landed approximately a mile from Israel's main airport...

Chief negotiators of the European Union and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) EPA Group (Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Swaziland) have concluded negotiations for an Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA), it was announced Tuesday. The agreement takes into...

New data released by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) underscores the need for urgent action to end female genital mutilation and child marriage - two practices that affect millions of girls across the globe, the UN agency said in a statement Tuesday. The newly-released data estimates that...