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A roadside bomb attack targeting a United Nations vehicle in northern Mali has killed four Chadian peacekeepers and injured fifteen others, the world body said Tuesday. The attack targeted a vehicle of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) as it was traveling along...

The United Nations World Food Program (WFP) said Tuesday that it has dispatched food to a record-breaking 4.1 million people inside war-ravaged Syria in August, mainly due to improved access with increased cross-line operations within the country and more cross-border convoys. "We are reaching more...

Saudi Arabia announced Tuesday that it has arrested 88 men suspected of plotting terrorist attacks inside and outside the oil-rich Gulf Kingdom. Interior Ministry spokesman Mansour al-Turki said the suspects had been monitored for several months before their arrest. He said 59 of the arrested men...

Doug Frantz, Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs, has arrived in the Afghan capital city of Kabul amidst tensions over the country's disputed presidential run-off polls, the US State Department said Tuesday. The two presidential candidates, former Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah and...

The convoy of a leader of the al-Shabaab militant group has been hit in an airstrike carried out by US drones in southern Somalia, media reports citing local officials and unnamed members of the militant group said Tuesday. A member of the Somali Islamist insurgent group was quoted as saying that...

A top United Nations official warned Tuesday that misinformation about Ebola can only exacerbate an already fragile situation, while urging international action and solidarity to help West African countries deal with the myriad health and socioeconomic impacts of current outbreak of the deadly virus. UN...

In a message marking the US Department of Defense's observance of Suicide Prevention Month, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel stressed that watching out for each other every day is a collective responsibility for the Department's military and civilian workforce. "Preventing military suicide is one of...

Poor rains, conflict, trade disruptions and reduced humanitarian assistance have led to worsening of the food security situation across Somalia, the United Nations food agency warned Tuesday, adding that acute malnutrition increased in many areas, particularly among children. The UN Food and Agriculture...

NATO on Tuesday launched the Return to Hope website that provides an account of the 11-year mission of International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan. The launch comes as the Heads of State and Government from NATO and ISAF partner nations are all set to meet at the Wales Summit and...

The European Union on Tuesday denounced the recent Israeli appropriation of land in the West Bank in connection with plans for further settlement expansion. In an announcement made Sunday, the Israeli government declared nearly 1,000 acres of land in Bethlehem as so-called "state land." The EU...

StevenSotloff-090214.jpg The Islamic State (IS), a Sunni extremist group previously known as Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), has released a video purporting to show the beheading of US journalist Steven Sotloff, media reports said Tuesday. According to reports, the video also showed a masked man threatening to execute a British man named David Haines. He also warned governments to stay away "this evil allian

The Islamic State (IS), a Sunni extremist group previously known as Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), has released a video purporting to show the beheading of US journalist Steven Sotloff, media reports said Tuesday. According to reports, the video also showed a masked man threatening to...

Iranian President President Hassan Rouhani on Monday urged the country's orthodox Islamic clerics to be more tolerant of internet and other new technologies, stressing that Iran cannot "close the gates to the world." Noting that it was vital that the younger generation had access to the internet,...

The UN Human Rights Council on Monday adopted a resolution requesting the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) to urgently dispatch a mission to Iraq to investigate alleged violations and abuses committed by the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and associated...

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday voiced his alarm at the announcement by Israeli authorities to declare nearly 1,000 acres of land in Bethlehem as so-called "state land." "The seizure of such a large swathe of land risks paving the way for further settlement activity, which -...