The WHO declared Liberia free of Ebola, making it the first of 3 hardest-hit West African countries to bring an end to the epidemic.» Read More
Iran's president called for an end to state involvement in the economy and an end to the country's isolation.
WASHINGTON, Dec 23- The United States will drop South Sudan and Gambia from a duty-free trade program as of Jan. 1, according to a presidential proclamation on Tuesday that said the countries failed to meet the conditions, without specifying them. The United States is pushing for United Nations action against South Sudan after fighting between government and...
UNITED NATIONS, Dec 23- A global arms trade treaty that aims to regulate the $85 billion industry and keep weapons out of the hands of human rights abusers and criminals will enter into force on Wednesday, though the U.S. Senate has not yet ratified it. They say the treaty, which the United States signed in 2013, would require arms exporters around the world to meet...
The fastest growth is not in megacities like Tokyo, but second-tier ones that many Americans have never heard of.
UNITED NATIONS, Dec 18- Iran has not demonstrated sufficient flexibility in nuclear talks with six world powers aimed at ending a 12- year standoff with the Islamic Republic over its atomic ambitions, France and Britain said on Thursday. The remarks, at the United Nations, came just after the completion of another inconclusive round of negotiations in Geneva...
UNITED NATIONS, Dec 18- Iran has not demonstrated sufficient flexibility in nuclear talks with six world powers aimed at ending a 12- year standoff with the Islamic Republic over its atomic ambitions, France and Britain said on Thursday. The remarks at the United Nations came just after the completion of another inconclusive round of negotiations in Geneva...
LIMA, Dec 15- U.N. climate negotiations wrapped up in Lima on Sunday with a modest agreement about the building blocks of a deal due to be agreed on in Paris in a year's time. All nations will be asked to submit plans for curbing greenhouse gas emissions, known as "Intended Nationally Determined Contributions," or INDCs, to the United Nations by an informal deadline of...
While sanctions and falling oil prices are pushing Russia into a recession, why has North Korea been able to evade the effects of sanctions?
Iran could be headed for an economic catastrophe if it fails to reach a deal on its nuclear ambitions.
* "Bad news" at U.N. climate talks in Lima- Figueres. LIMA, Dec 3- This year is on track to be the hottest on record, or at least among the very warmest, the United Nations said on Wednesday in new evidence of long-term warming that adds urgency to 190- nation talks under way in Lima on slowing climate change. The WMO said average sea surface temperatures hit record highs in...
Iran's budget may not be in danger from falling oil prices for now, but its position in ongoing nuclear talks could weaken.
Ahead of the United Nations climate change conference in Lima on Monday, Gabriel Lau, Director of the IEES at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, outlines his expectations.
Renewable energy should come of age in 25 years. On the horizon: harnessing solar power from space and nuclear fusion technology.
Pope Francis warned that if the world continues to abuse natural resources due to greed, it will lead to global disaster.
A leading banking organization said Wednesday that Ukraine's financial situation is "really desperate."
The fight over Ebola quarantines in the U.S. is discouraging doctors, nurses and other health workers from going to Africa. NBC News reports.
Although the US spent $7.6 billion to eradicate poppy in Afghanistan, cultivation of the opium source is at an all time high.
Ammo being used by ISIS are found to have been manufactured in 21 countries including the US, NBC News reports.
Lord Mark Malloch-Brown, former deputy general secretary at the United Nations, says only a political solution will counter the Islamic State in Iraq.
President Barack Obama said in a speech in the United Nations that more funding and awareness is needed, NBC News reports.