KAMPALA – Twenty-six refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo have died in a camp in Uganda from acute diarrhea, and hundreds more cases have been registered, an official from the United Nations refugee agency UNHCR said on Thursday.
The East African country’s refugee population has risen sharply recently
A heartbroken dad is seen hugging the body of his dead child one last time in a tear-jerking video as civilians continue to be killed in Syria.
The tearful father holds the child's corpse in Ghouta, on the outskirts of capital Damascus, as Syrian and Russian warplanes pound the
A young father-to-be and his five-month pregnant wife are among thousands of under siege Syrian rebels being barrel bombed by the Assad regime as they "wait for their turn to die".
Residents of Syria's eastern Ghouta region have said that five people have died and over 200 were injured
Ever since Jeremy Corbyn became the surprising winner of the Labour leadership contest in September 2015 he's had to battle attacks from the right wing press.
The veteran MP's tendency to speak his mind avoiding soundbites and cliches often grants him no favours with a media waiting for him
British mum Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe is being subjected to psychological torture and suffering in an Iranian prison where she has been held for nearly two years, her supporters say.
The dual UK-Iranian national was detained in Iran while visiting her parents with her daughter Gabriella and jailed
A WHISTLE blower has claimed UN staff could have carried out 60,000 rapes in the last decade as aid workers indulge in sex abuse unchecked around the world.
The claim is in a bombshell dossier that former senior United Nations official Andrew Macleod handed over to DFID Secretary Priti
Boris Johnson has said he doubts Aung San Suu Kyi understands the "full horror" of the Rohingya refugee crisis after speaking to the Myanmar leader.
The foreign secretary has spoken of witnessing "sheer devastation" during a visit to northern Rakhine state in Burma - where minority Rohingya Muslims have
YAMBIO, South Sudan — More than 300 child soldiers have been released by armed groups in South Sudan, the second-largest such release since civil war began five years ago. Over 19,000 children are thought to have been recruited by all sides.
The “laying down of the guns” ceremony for
Syrian rescue workers and activists say at least 19 civilians, including a medic and children, have been killed in relentless government strikes on the opposition-held region near the capital Damascus.
The Syrian Civil Defense, known as White Helmets, has recorded at least 19 civilians killed Thursday in at least
BEIRUT — Russian and Syrian government forces launched a new wave of strikes on Tuesday, killing at least 19 civilians in a besieged area just outside Syria’s capital, Damascus, according to activists and a war monitoring group.
The onslaught came a day after a rash of airstrikes battered Syrian
A European country that declared independence more than a quarter of a century ago and has been recognized as a fully-fledged nation for almost as long, is still on the search for a name.
To some, the small nation of two million, governed from Skopje, is simply Macedonia; to
BEIRUT — A Syrian monitoring group and the media arm of al-Qaeda-linked militants are reporting intense airstrikes on a rebel-held stronghold in Syria’s northwest.
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported more than 35 airstrikes on Saraqeb since late Friday, adding that many of its residents are fleeing.
UNITED NATIONS — North Korea is flouting U.N. sanctions on oil and gas, engaging in prohibited ballistic missile cooperation with Syria and Myanmar, and illegally exporting commodities that brought in nearly $200 million in just nine months last year, according to U.N. experts.
The experts said Pyongyang is still
Angelina Jolie has long had a passion for humanitarian work and now it looks like she's passing that on to her daughters.
Shiloh, 11, and Zahara, 13, joined the actress on her trip to the Zataari refugee camp in Jordan on Sunday.
There, the 42 year old and two of
North Korea’s military is cutting back on winter drills this year, a sign that punishing global sanctions over its nuclear weapons program may be having an affect on the country’s economy, according to a report on Monday.
The military exercises, which usually run from December through March, got started
UN Ambassador Nikki Haley called a tawdry rumor fueled by a damning White House exposé that she was having an affair with President Trump “disgusting” and “highly offensive,” a report said Friday.
The 46-year-old Haley, married for 22 years and the mother of two children, lashed out in an
The Doomsday Clock used by experts to predict the end of the world has moved to two minutes to midnight, the closest it has ever been.
The clock, a symbolic measure of humankind's proximity to global catastrophe, has only been this close to midnight once before, in 1953 when
Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman has taken the extraordinary step of promising a judge he won't have any jurors knocked off.
The cartel boss is due to go on trial in April in New York on drug trafficking charges.
And his lawyer filed a motion this week opposing the highly unusual
The s–t has hit the fan.
President Trump’s remarks in the White House that African nations and Haiti are “shithole countries” from where the US should not accept immigrants are being met by fierce global condemnation on Friday.
The United Nations human rights office said his reported use of the
JOHANNESBURG — The U.N. human rights office says President Donald Trump’s reported use of an expletive to describe Africa and other countries could “potentially damage and disrupt the lives of many people.”
Repeating the term attributed to Trump a day earlier, spokesman Rupert Colville says that “you cannot dismiss
The nephew of former UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon pleaded guilty for his involvement in a bribery scheme in Manhattan federal court on Friday.
Joo Hyun “Dennis” Bahn, 39, and his father — Ki-moon’s brother — thought they were paying $500,000 in bribes to get a Qatari official to
Palestinians on Wednesday condemned as blackmail President Trump’s threat to withhold aid payments to the Palestinian Authority over what he called its unwillingness to talk peace with Israel.
The president on Tuesday tweeted that the US gives Palestinians “HUNDRED OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS a year and get no appreciation
President Trump on Tuesday said “sanctions” and “other pressures” are having an effect on North Korea, a day after the reclusive regime’s leader Kim Jong Un said he was open to talks with his southern neighbor.
“Sanctions and ’other’ pressures are beginning to have a big impact on North
South Korean officials said they have seized another ship suspected of delivering oil products to North Korea in violation of United Nations’ sanctions against the rogue regime for its nuclear weapons program, according to a report.
The Panama-flagged 5,100-ton vessel named the KOTI has been held in the western
BRITAIN will provide a £21 million boost to an emergency aid fund amid warnings next year could be “even bleaker” than 2017.
International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt’s warning came as she confirmed the support for the United Nations’ Central Emergency Response Fund.
The money will help provide food, critical health
Russia’s foreign ministry pushed back Saturday against reports that its oil tankers violate UN sanctions by sneakily supplying fuel to North Korea by means of at-sea cargo transfers.
“Russia observes fully the sanctions regime” against Pyongyang, its foreign ministry said.
At least three Russian oil tankers delivered fuel to North
Pope Francis called for a two-state solution to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict during his traditional Christmas Day speech in a stinging rebuke to President Trump who inflamed tensions in the region by recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
“Let us pray that the will to resume dialogue may
UN Ambassador Nikki Haley announced Sunday that the United States negotiated a $285 million cut in the United Nations’ “bloated” budget for next year.
“The inefficiency and overspending of the United Nations are well known,” Haley said in a statement from the US Mission. “We will no longer let the
GUATEMALA CITY — Guatemala’s president announced on Christmas Eve that the Central American country will move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, becoming the first nation to follow the lead of U.S. President Donald Trump in ordering the change.
Guatemala was one of nine nations that voted with the
North Korea ripped the latest round of United Nations sanctions over its nuclear weapons program as an “act of war” and vowed the countries that voted to approve the penalties will “pay a heavy price,” according to a report on Saturday.
“We define this ‘sanctions resolution’ rigged up by