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The US Agency for International Development (USAID) said Thursday it will provide an additional $5 million to help combat the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The announcement brings USAID's commitment for the Ebola response to nearly $19.6 million since the outbreak was first reported in March 2014. Jeremy...

The United Nations Security Council on Thursday condemned the detention of UN peacekeepers serving in the Golan Heights amid increased fighting in the area between Syrian Government forces and armed elements, and demanded their unconditional and immediate release. According to information released...

Recep Tayyip Erdogan was officially sworn in as Turkish president at a brief ceremony held in the parliament on Thursday, following his victory in the country's first ever public election for head of state. In his presidential oath, Erdogan pledged to protect Turkey's independence and integrity, ...

Fighters belong to the Islamic State, a Sunni extremist group previously known as Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), has executed "dozens" of Syrian soldiers after seizing control of an airbase in the north of the country, media reports citing a rights group said Thursday. News agencies...

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Thursday that he is alarmed by what seems to be a "dangerous escalation" in the crisis in Ukraine with reports indicating the fighting in the eastern part of the country has spread near the border with Russia. "The international community cannot allow...

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) on Thursday released new satellite images showing Russian combat forces engaged in military operations inside the sovereign territory of Ukraine. The images, captured in late August, depict Russian self-propelled artillery units moving in a convoy through...

The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) said Thursday that the death toll in the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has risen to 1552, adding that the deadly virus has infected at least 3069 people in the four nations most impacted by the disease. According to WHO's latest update, 647 Ebola...

A senior United Nations relief official has told the UN Security Council that there has been some improvement recently on humanitarian access to Syria for the first time in six months. Nevertheless, Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator Kyung-wha...

The United States has welcomed the opening of Iasi-Ungheni gas pipeline between Romania and Moldova, noting that the pipeline enables Moldova to get gas directly from the EU and international markets for the first time. "The United States congratulates the people of Moldova and Romania and the European...

The United Nations Security Council has reiterated its continued concern over the alarming situation in the Sahel region of Africa and reaffirmed its commitment to address the complex security and political challenges in the region. In a presidential statement issued late Wednesday, the 15-member...

On Friday, EU energy Commissioner Günther H. Oettinger will hold talks with the Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak in Moscow. The aim is to discuss a range of gas issues in particular security of gas supply to and transit through Ukraine and secure supply to the EU in the next winter, the European...

The United Nations Security Council has strongly condemned the downing of a UN helicopter in South Sudan which resulted in the death of three Russian crew members and left a fourth severely injured, and called for a thorough investigation. The MI-8 helicopter contracted by the UN Mission in South...

The United States World Health Organization (WHO) revealed Wednesday that the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo has notified it of an outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in the country's Equateur Province. According to the UN agency, the index case was a pregnant woman from Ikanamongo...

The United Nations has confirmed that Greek and Turkish Cypriot negotiators have met in Nicosia to discuss arrangements for the upcoming meeting of the leaders from the two sides. "Greek Cypriot negotiator Andreas Mavroyiannis and Turkish Cypriot Negotiator Kudret Özersay met today in the United Nations...

A court in France has placed Christine Lagarde, head of the International Monetary Fund, under formal investigation for 'negligence' in connection with a corruption probe dating back to her days as finance minister in the previous government of President Nicolas Sarkozy. Notably, the charge of negligence...