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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 Nations mission in South Sudan on Tuesday confirmed that three crew members have died and another was injured when one of its helicopters crashed earlier in the day near Bentiu in Unity state. "I wish to convey my heartfelt condolences to the families of the deceased and wish a full and...

The government of Laos, formally known as the Lao People's Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) and the World Bank have signed a grant agreement for US$ 3.6 million provided by the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF). The World Bank said in a statement that the grant aims to support the Lao PDR Government...

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...

French President Francois Hollande on Tuesday unveiled a new cabinet under Prime Minister Manual Valls, following the sudden resignation of the previous government a day earlier, after several ministers rebelled against largely unpopular austerity policies. The previous government, which was also...

Irina Bokova, Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), has deplored the recent killing Yemeni radio producer Abdul Rahman Hamid al-Din, and called for the immediate implementation of measures to improve the safety of journalists in the Middle...

The United Nations Security Council on Tuesday renewed the mandate of the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) for another year, while strongly condemning attempts to threaten the country's security and stability. The Council unanimously extended the mission's mandate until August 31, 2015. The 15-member...

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...

Greece is receiving support through the European Union's Civil Protection Mechanism to fight forest fires raging in the central part of the country, the European Commission said Tuesday. The Commission said France has responded to Greece's request for assistance in a matter of hours. The Commission...

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...

Nigerian Islamist militant group Boko Haram has proclaimed an Islamic caliphate in the towns and villages under its control in the country's north-eastern region. The declaration was made by Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau in a video released to congratulate the members of his radical Islamist group...

The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has condemned the recent detention of a team of six ceasefire monitors and three aircrew in Bouth, Unity state, by forces allied to Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) in opposition. The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) monitors...