*Islamic State fighters have scored twin successes in Syria and Iraq, taking full control of the historic Syrian city of Palmyra and overrunning Iraqi government defences east of Ramadi on Thursday. *Islamic State militants have seized the last border crossing between Syria and Iraq controlled by the Syrian government, a Syrian human rights group said on...» Read More
Saathi, a start-up that won Harvard's venture competition this year, empowers rural Indian women by using banana tree fiber to make sanitary pads.
Pope Francis warned that if the world continues to abuse natural resources due to greed, it will lead to global disaster.
The tides are turning in popular consensus. It’s time for Corporate America to get some gay pride, says author Steve Siebold.
Educating girls around the world has to be a top priority, says the national finance co-chair of Ready for Hillary.
Berkshire Hathaway's CEO Warren Buffett pushed back against a recent study that said his company doesn't protect LGBT employees.
Countries are waking up to the benefits of empowering women but there's more to be done, says the national finance co-chair of Ready for Hillary.
North Korean security chiefs and possibly even Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un himself should face international justice, U.N. investigators said.
AT&T has become the first major advertiser to protest Russia's antigay law, reports the "Squawk Box" crew.
Billionaire investor George Soros, shares his thoughts on the "humanitarian catastrophe" in Syria.
The NYSE remembers Nelson Mandela with a moment of silence before the opening bell.
Robert Johnson, The RLJ Companies founder & chairman, shares his memories of human rights leader, South Africa's Nelson Mandela. He was a fundraiser and had that kind of sense of humor that made it almost impossible to say "no" to, recalls Johnson.
Sir Richard Branson, Virgin Group founder & chairman, shares his personal recollections of the man who ended apartheid in South Africa and fought for human rights around the world. Mandela felt that business leaders needed to become forces for good, Branson said.
Robert Hormats, Kissinger Associates vice chairman, and Brian Bowler, former U.N. ambassador to Malawi, share their memories about the man who devoted his life to human rights issues in South Africa. He created an environment of cooperation and unity, Hormats added.
People around the world are remembering Nelson Mandela who died yesterday in South Africa at the age of 95, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, with a look at the world leader's life and economic policies.
The Senate passed a bipartisan bill to ban discrimination against gay workers but the measure faces a struggle in the House of Representatives.
Kevin Slaten, Program Coordinator at China Labor Watch, discusses the organization's report of fresh labor violations in a Chinese factory producing Apple's soon-to-be-released cheap iPhone.
David Kuo, CEO of The Motley Fool, Singapore highlights some of the salient issues in the Snowden saga.
James Tien, Member of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference and Leader of the Liberal Party in Hong Kong, says the territory has become less efficient, but it's a necessary price to pay for democracy.
On the 24th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown, Claudia Mo, Hong Kong Legislator and lawmaker from the Civic Party, discusses its legacy and the divisions between Hong Kong and the mainland.
A new "issue-inspired song" written by Peter Buffett, gets its debut tonight (Wednesday) at a commemorative concert in the United Nation's General Assembly Hall. "Blood Into Gold" also features Akon, the internationally-known, Grammy-nominated rap/R&B singer.