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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...

The European Union Foreign Affairs Council on Tuesday extended the mandate of the European bloc's mission on regional maritime capacity building in the Horn of Africa (EUCAP Nestor) until December 12, 2016. This civilian mission forms part of the EU's comprehensive approach to fighting piracy in...

The United Nations refugee agency Tuesday called on international donors to increase funding for programs in neighboring countries hosting refugees from the Central African Republic (CAR). "The CAR remains one of the most poorly-funded emergencies. The underfunding is badly hampering our ability to...

The United States has strongly condemned the recent ground attack by South Sudanese opposition forces on the positions of the South Sudanese army (SPLA), and urged both sides to cease hostilities. According to the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), armed youth and defected soldiers (SPLA in Opposition)...

UN-israelpalastine-072214.jpg United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday urged both Israelis and Palestinians to stop the fighting that has been raging for the past two weeks in the Gaza Strip, and pleaded with the two sides to return to dialogue with the aim of addressing the underlying causes of the repeated cycles...

The European Investment Bank (EIB) Tuesday said it would lend up to PLN 295 million (nearly EUR 71 million) to the Polish energy company TAURON Polska Energia SA for its investments in renewable energy and energy efficiency in Southern Poland, to be completed by the end of 2016. With the support of...