Friday, September 4, 2015
Forty percent of children from five conflict-scarred Middle Eastern countries are not attending school, the United Nations agency for children said Thursday, warning that losing this generation will lead to more militancy, migration and a dim future for the region.
Officials from more than 30 nations and 40 international organizations gathered in the Afghan capital Thursday for a regional economic conference to explore ways of rebuilding the country after more than 40 years of war.
With fighter jets roaring overhead, NATO on Thursday inaugurated a military center in the Lithuanian capital amid growing concerns in the Baltic countries over Russia's military presence, sparked by the fighting in Ukraine.
Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina has resigned in the face of a corruption scandal that has brought his government to the brink, a spokesman said early Thursday.
At least 30 people were killed in the far north of Cameroon on Thursday in two successive suicide attacks, military and police sources said.
The three-year-old girl pictured hugging a helicopter crewman who plucked her from a New Orleans, Louisiana rooftop after Hurricane Katrina struck will be reunited with her rescuer later this month.
U.S. President Barack Obama crossed the Arctic Circle on Wednesday in a first by a sitting American president, telling residents in a far-flung Alaska village that their plight should be the world's wake-up call on global warming.
Colombia is giving citizenship to dozens of Venezuelans separated from family members as part of President Nicolas Maduro's crackdown on illegal immigration along the border.
Dozens of billboards with Muslim themes are sprouting around the U.S. and Canada, proclaiming what organizers say is the true message of Islam and its prophet, Muhammad: peace and justice, not extremism and violent jihad.
The World Health Organization on Thursday announced that Liberia, recently ravaged by Ebola, was free of the virus, 42 days after the last confirmed case passed a second negative test.