International Organizations United Nations

  • Who will fill roles at State, Treasury and Defense?

  • Tech Giants Prepare to Defend the Internet in Front of UN

    An upcoming U.N. gathering about Internet oversight is raising alarms from a broad coalition of critics, including the U.S., tech giants such as Google and rights groups, concerned that changes could lead to greater efforts to censor Web content and stifle innovation in cyberspace.

  • Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel, points to a red line he drew on a graphic of a bomb while addressing the United Nations General Assembly on September 27, 2012 in New York City.

    The day after Benjamin Netanyahu's cartoon representation of an Iranian nuclear bomb went viral on the Internet, opinion was divided on whether the Israeli prime minister's headline-grabbing prop was a stroke of presentational genius or a cheap gimmick.

  • Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono

    As protests against a U.S. made anti-Islam video continue across the world, the president of Indonesia, which has the world’s largest Muslim population, seeks to reassure investors that all steps will be taken to ensure stability and promote economic growth in his country.

  • Sofia, Bulgaria.

    Free market reforms and a 10 percent flat tax rate have helped transform Bulgaria into an island of stability in Europe.

  • Raytheon's Silent Guardian Protection System

    Gulf states are planning to use ray guns to protect their oil and gas infrastructure and also dissuade pirate attacks.

  • Vladimir Putin

    Secret negotiations among dozens of countries preparing for a UN summit could lead to changes in a global treaty that would diminish the Internet's role in economic growth and restrict the free flow of information.

  • A United Nations agency said Wednesday that it has not appointed Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe as an official representative for tourism, refuting several newspaper reports that sparked outrage in the United Kingdom.

  • United Nations, New York city

    As many observers had expected, Russia and China used their veto privileges to block the latest attempt by members of the United Nations Security Council to take concrete measures to stop the bloodshed in Syria.

  • Protesters Gather At Syrian Embassy In London

    Western and Arab states voiced outrage on Sunday after Russia and China vetoed a U.N. resolution that would have backed an Arab plan urging Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to give up power, and Washington vowed harsher sanctions against Damascus.

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    The new head of the U.N. food agency said he expects food prices to remain volatile in 2012 —and more people will go hungry.

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    The head of Egypt's ruling army council will deliver a statement to the nation later on Tuesday, state television said, as protests demanding an end to military rule intensify.

  • Tomato Plant

    If feeding 7 billion people is proving hard, how will the world feed 9.1 billion people by 2050? That is the key question the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) faces as it seeks to increase production and improve distribution across the globe.

  • Libyan rebel fighters take cover as a bomb dropped by an airforce fighter jet explodes near a checkpoint on the outskirts of the oil town of Ras Lanuf on March 7, 2011. AFP PHOTO/MARCO LONGARI (Photo credit should read MARCO LONGARI/AFP/Getty Images)

    In the final weeks of Col. Muammar el-Gaddafi’s rule, Chinese companies offered him large stockpiles of weapons in apparent violation of sanctions, officials in Libya said. The NYT reports.

  • Istanbul's Arasta Bazaar

    Turkish citizens went to vote Sunday in an election with a lot at stake.

  • A Libyan jet bomber crashes after being shot down in Benghazi on March 19, 2011 as Libya's rebel stronghold came under attack, with at least two air strikes and sustained shelling of the city's south sending thick smoke into the sky.

    As anti-aircraft fire rang out across Tripoli for the third night in a row and US airstrikes yet to slow, one analyst told CNBC that there is a very real chance of Libya being divided between the Gaddafi-controlled West and rebel-controlled East.

  • An RAF Tornado GR4 aircraft is prepared for launch, the first UK air combat mission in support of UN Resolution 1973, at RAF Marham on March 19, 2011 in Norfolk, England.

    Analysts are warning that the decision of the BRIC nations not to support the no-fly zone in Libya is an indication that in years to come Gaddafi-like dictators will find it easier to wage war on their people without external intervention.

  • Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says Muammar Gaddafi has left the world no choice but to threaten military action against him.

  • Woman who is suffering from extreme poverty sits in her home in Andrha Pradesh, India August 19, 2005.

    The majority of the world’s labor force is female, uneducated, underpaid and therefore will never be able to lift themselves or their families out of poverty.

  • Protests in Libya

    The madness in Libya has escalated beyond the level seen in Egypt—even during its darkest hours, just prior to the fall of the Mubarak regime.