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Displaced Iraqis from the Yazidi community gather for food at the Nowruz camp, in Derike, Syria, Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/ Khalid Mohammed)

UN says Iraq humanitarian crisis at highest level

  BAGHDAD (AP) — The United Nations on Wednesday called its highest level of emergency for the humanitarian crisis in Iraq, where hundreds of thousands have been driven from their homes and tens of thousands have been […]

08/13/2014

In this Sunday, June 29, 2014 photo an Iraqi refugee leaves his hometown Mosul, walking towards Irbil, on the outskirts of the northern city of Mosul, Iraq. The al-Qaida breakaway group that has seized much of Syria and Iraq has formally declared the establishment of a new Islamic state, demanding allegiance from Muslims worldwide in a move that could further strain relations with other militant groups. (AP Photo)

UN: More than 2,400 killed in Iraq in June

BAGHDAD (AP) — Violence has claimed the lives of 2,417 Iraqis in June, making it the deadliest month so far this year, the United Nations said on Tuesday, underlining the daunting challenge the government faces […]

07/01/2014

US actress Angelina Jolie, right, Special Envoy of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, embraces her partner US actor Brad Pitt, left, as they view photographs of victims of violence at the 'End Sexual Violence in Conflict' summit in London, Thursday, June 12, 2014. The Summit welcomes governments from over 100 countries, over 900 experts, NGOs, Faith leaders, and representatives from international organizations across the world. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, pool)

Pitt joins Jolie at summit against sexual violence

LONDON (AP) — Brad Pitt joined Angelina Jolie at a London summit on sexual violence Thursday, lending the couple’s star power to the campaign to end rape in war zones. The four-day London conference is […]

06/12/2014

Foreign Secretary William Hague and actress Angelina Jolie arrive at the 'End Sexual Violence in Conflict' summit in London, Tuesday, June 10, 2014. (AP Photo/PA, Stefan Rousseau)

Jolie and UK’s Hague host sexual violence summit

LONDON (AP) — Angelina Jolie appealed for a change in attitude on sexual violence in conflict Tuesday, bringing the power of her celebrity to an international summit on a topic she said has been taboo […]

06/10/2014

United Nations seal (AP Photo)

UN General Assembly votes ‘yes’ on Ukraine unity

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — In a sweeping rebuke of Moscow, the U.N. General Assembly on Thursday overwhelmingly affirmed Ukraine’s territorial integrity and deemed the referendum that led to Russia’s annexation of the Crimean Peninsula illegal. […]

03/27/2014

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Obama plays up US-Europe bond in Brussels

President Obama is in Brussels today to solidify the West’s response to Russian intervention in Ukraine, but he has a number of domestic issues that he’s dealing with at the same time. Phil and Penny […]

03/26/2014

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

UN chief counting on Bloomberg’s help on climate

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Friday that former mayor Michael Bloomberg helped reduce carbon emissions in New York and he is now counting on the billionaire philanthropist “to work for humanity” in […]

02/21/2014

Dec. 8, 2013: Devyani Khobragade, India's deputy consul general, during the India Studies Stony Brook University fund raiser event at Long Island, New York. (AP Photo/Mohammed Jaffer)

India diplomat in US is transferred to UN mission

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Indian diplomat who was strip-searched after her arrest in New York City on visa charges has been transferred to India’s mission to the United Nations, her lawyer and a former […]

12/18/2013

Video frame grab provided by The Guardian shows whistle blower Edward Snowden. (AP Photo)

Snowden writes that NSA’s indiscriminate spying ‘collapsing’

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden wrote in a lengthy “open letter to the people of Brazil” that he’s been inspired by the global debate ignited by his release of […]

12/17/2013

An aerial image taken from a Philippine Air Force helicopter shows the devastation caused by typhoon Haiyan in Guiuan, Eastern Samar province, central Philippines Monday, Nov. 11, 2013. Authorities said at least 2 million people in 41 provinces had been affected by Friday's typhoon and at least 23,000 houses had been damaged or destroyed. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

PHOTOS: Philippines faces typhoon destruction

The death toll from Typhoon Haiyan stands at more than 900, but authorities fear it could climb to 10,000 or more. At least 9.7 million people in 41 Philippine provinces were affected by the disaster, […]

11/11/2013

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