By Jennifer Peebles | 09/21/14 05:00 PM
The Shiite Muslim rebels called the Houthis are party to a peace agreement signed this weekend that calls for them, along with separatist factions, to nominate a new prime minister, the Associated Press and the BBC are reporting.
09/20/14 08:15 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — New York City will be full of planet-saving pomp this coming week, but short on action to rescue the world. More than 120 world leaders convene Tuesday for a U.N. summit aimed at galvanizing political will for a new global climate treaty by the end of 2015. Environmentalists...
09/20/14 12:45 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — New York will be at the epicenter of the climate change debate next week. More than 120 world leaders will attend a one-day summit on Tuesday at the United Nations on climate. Tens of thousands are expected to march to call for action on global warming. Dozens of other events...
09/19/14 08:00 PM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council urged the international community Friday to expand support for the Iraqi government as it fights the Islamic State group and its allies, and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said there is a role for nearly every country in the world — including...
By Zack Colman | 09/19/14 12:42 PM
Taking bold action domestically on climate change will help the United States leverage similar commitments from other countries, said White House Office of Management and Budget Director Shaun Donovan.
By Zack Colman | 09/18/14 04:19 PM
White House officials said President Obama will make commitments to address climate change at Tuesday's United Nations climate summit to show other nations that his administration intends to lead on the issue.
09/17/14 11:15 AM
PORTOROZ, Slovenia (AP) — Japan sought international backing Wednesday for its highly criticized plan to resume whale hunting in the Antarctic next year, despite a ruling against it by the top U.N. court. Japan negotiated at the International Whaling Commission conference in Portoroz, Slovenia,...
09/16/14 07:16 PM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Sam Kutesa began his first day as president of the U.N. General Assembly Tuesday by describing the current year as "tumultuous" and the year ahead as "momentous" for the United Nations as it marks its 70th anniversary. The Ugandan foreign minister said his priority will be...
09/16/14 06:45 PM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations has brokered an agreement to enable the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip, giving a lead role to the Palestinian Authority while involving the private sector, the U.N.'s top Mideast envoy said Tuesday. The agreement between Israel, the Palestinian...
09/16/14 05:02 PM
GENEVA (AP) — The number of Ebola cases could start doubling every three weeks in West Africa, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, warning that the outbreak will cost nearly $1 billion to contain so it does not turn into a "human catastrophe." Even as President Barack Obama is ordering...
By Zack Colman | 09/16/14 10:12 AM
Ban Ki-moon said the meeting of more than 120 heads of states in New York will also "promote innovative financing mechanisms" to move beyond investments in fossil fuels, and that it would seek to make the "case for removing policy ambiguity" in hopes of pushing nations toward cleaner energy sources.
09/16/14 07:00 AM
GENEVA (AP) — As nations mount an offensive against the Islamic State militants that have gained a stronghold in Iraq and Syria, a U.N. human rights commission emphasized Tuesday that the Syrian President Bashar Assad's government has committed the bulk of atrocities in the civil war. The head...
09/15/14 02:47 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to New York this week to chair a meeting of the United National Security Council on Iraq. The State Department said Monday that Kerry would convene the council on Friday to show international support for the new Iraqi government and...
By Zack Colman | 09/15/14 08:47 AM
Notables include President Obama, British Prime Minister David Cameron, French President Francois Hollande, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, South African President Jacob Zuma and South Korean President Park Geun-Hye.
By Zack Colman | 09/12/14 05:27 PM
Environmentalists from across the world say they are targeting the foundations that handle billions of dollars in funding for climate change projects because those organizations likely are unaware that some of their finances are tied up in fossil fuels.
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