FRIDAY, DEC. 9, 2016, 10:01 A.M.
Hundreds of men have disappeared after fleeing rebel-held districts in the Syrian city of Aleppo, the United Nations said Friday, amid claims that armed groups on both sides have abducted …
THURSDAY, DEC. 1, 2016, 12:28 P.M.
The world’s population grew slightly to 7.4 billion in 2016, the U.N. said Thursday, with a substantial youth bulge challenging political and social systems across the planet.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 30, 2016, 7:05 A.M.
The U.N. Security Council has voted to tighten sanctions on North Korea in response to their fifth and largest nuclear test.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 23, 2016, 7:16 A.M.
President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday picked South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, a rising star in the GOP, as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, an announcement that brings a …
TUESDAY, NOV. 15, 2016
Looking Back reviews opinions published in The Spokesman-Review during this week in history. Suez Canal, Nov. 16, 1956
FRIDAY, NOV. 11, 2016, 9:37 P.M.
New reports emerged Friday of public killings and other atrocities committed against Mosul residents by Islamic State militants, including dozens of civilians whose bullet-riddled bodies were hung from telephone polls …
TUESDAY, NOV. 8, 2016, 9:07 A.M.
More than 300 former Iraqi security forces and sheiks have been abducted by Islamic State extremists near Mosul in recent days, the U.N. Human Rights Office reported on Tuesday.
SATURDAY, OCT. 29, 2016
Before the election, Obama dare not attempt this final legacy item, to go along with the Iran deal and the Castro conciliation, for fear of damaging Hillary Clinton.
FRIDAY, OCT. 28, 2016, 12:09 P.M.
The General Assembly voted Russia off the U.N. Human Rights Council on Friday, a stunning rebuke to the country which is increasingly being accused of war crimes over its actions …
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 26, 2016, 12:15 P.M.
The United States abstained for the first time in 25 years Wednesday on a U.N. resolution condemning America’s economic embargo against Cuba, a measure it had always vehemently opposed.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 19, 2016, 6:26 P.M.
A temporary U.N.-brokered cease-fire that went into effect in Yemen late Wednesday night was breached by the Houthi rebels, army sources and local residents said.
THURSDAY, OCT. 13, 2016, 7:57 A.M.
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MONDAY, OCT. 10, 2016, 12:34 P.M.
At a cramped police station serving as a makeshift clinic, Darline Derosier fastened IV drips to jail cell bars, wiped the brows of cholera patients and tended to the wounds …
THURSDAY, SEPT. 29, 2016, 2:03 P.M.
Syrian government forces continued their push into rebel-held districts of Aleppo Thursday as international officials issued dire warnings of an ongoing humanitarian disaster in Syria’s largest city.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 23, 2016
From the Trumps’ hateful rhetoric to Obama’s pernicious refugee policies, the lives of millions hang in the balance.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 21, 2016, 1:37 P.M.
World leaders approved a wide-ranging declaration Wednesday aimed at addressing the rising number of drug-resistant infections – something the World Health Organization says has the potential to kill millions and …
TUESDAY, SEPT. 6, 2016, 1:20 P.M.
The U.N. Security Council is strongly condemning North Korea’s latest ballistic missile launches and threatening “further significant measures” if it refuses to stop its nuclear and missile tests.
TUESDAY, AUG. 23, 2016, 11:16 A.M.
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday called on the international community to renew its commitment to eliminate weapons of mass destruction as technological advances make it cheaper and easier for …
MONDAY, AUG. 22, 2016, 2:07 P.M.
The U.N. humanitarian chief on Monday urged all combatants in Aleppo to agree to a 48-hour pause to allow delivery or desperately needed aid, warning that otherwise the world risks …
TUESDAY, AUG. 16, 2016, 12:35 P.M.
Prosecutors in western Turkey have demanded a life sentence for U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, whom Turkey accuses of masterminding the failed coup in the country, the state-run news agency …
THURSDAY, AUG. 4, 2016, 11:06 A.M.
Cranes hoisted huge white bags with rice, lentils and dates from Jordan into tent camps on the Syrian side of a border berm – an unprecedented way of delivering U.N. …
FRIDAY, JULY 29, 2016, 1:29 P.M.
The U.N. special envoy for Syria on Friday urged Russia to leave the creation of humanitarian corridors around Aleppo to the United Nations and its partners, issuing a gentle snub …
WEDNESDAY, JULY 27, 2016, 9:47 P.M.
South Sudanese government soldiers raped dozens of ethnic Nuer women and girls last week just outside a United Nations camp where they had sought protection from renewed fighting, and at …
TUESDAY, JULY 5, 2016, 6 A.M.
The top U.N. official in Syria on Monday demanded immediate and unconditional humanitarian access to tens of thousands of people trapped in four towns, warning of starvation.
THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 2016, 12:56 P.M.
The U.N. Security Council on Thursday strongly condemned two North Korean ballistic missile launches this week, calling them a “grave violation” of a ban on all ballistic missile activity that …
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1, 2016, 2:32 P.M.
A humanitarian convoy reached a starved suburb of Syria’s capital for the first time since 2012 on Wednesday but did not bring any food, as the opposition called for a …
MONDAY, MAY 23, 2016, 5 P.M.
Thousands of attacks in recent years on medical facilities in conflicts in the Middle East and elsewhere have killed hundreds in brazen violation of humanitarian norms.
SATURDAY, MAY 21, 2016, 11:03 P.M.
For the first time since the U.N. was founded in 1945, the 193 member states will choose a new secretary-general in a relatively open and apparently transparent election. And for …
TUESDAY, MAY 17, 2016, 3:06 P.M.
The director of U.N. humanitarian operations warned Tuesday that 7.6 million people in conflict-torn Yemen face severe food shortages and are “one step” from famine.
MONDAY, MAY 16, 2016, 12:07 P.M.
Former British Prime Minster Gordon Brown on Monday announced the creation of the United Nations’ first humanitarian fund for the education of refugee children.