David McFadden, Associated Press | Posted Oct 13th - 5:21pm
Five years after cholera started a deadly march across this poor Caribbean country, international and Haitian human rights activists asserted Tuesday that the U.N. is failing to provide justice for the many Haitians who have died or been sickened.
John-Thor Dahlburg and Mike Corder, Associated Press | Posted Oct 13th - 4:51pm
The missile shot skyward from war-ravaged eastern Ukraine. With deadly accuracy more than six miles up, it detonated just in front of the Malaysia Airlines jetliner, sending hundreds of jagged steel shards ripping through its aluminum skin at up to 5,600 mph and shearing the cockpit from the rest of the plane.
Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press | Posted Oct 13th - 4:40pm
Fifteen years after a landmark U.N. resolution called for women to be included in decision-making positions at every level of peacemaking and peace building, activists and a top U.N. official blamed the 193 U.N. member states on Tuesday for the scarcity of women at negotiating tables.
Brahima Ouedraogo, Associated Press | Posted Oct 13th - 2:21pm
Burkina Faso's former Marxist revolutionary leader, who was killed nearly three decades ago, was shot about ten times in the chest, legs and head according to an autopsy report, a family lawyer said Tuesday.
A U.N. human rights expert is raising doubts about the re-election of Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, saying he garnered the highest margin of victory in any election in Europe since the 1991 fall of the Soviet Union.
Albert Aji and Bassem Mroue, Associated Press | Posted Oct 13th - 12:41pm
The Russian Embassy in Damascus was shelled Tuesday as pro-government demonstrators gathered outside, and Syria's largest insurgent coalition announced an offensive to counter Moscow's airstrikes that have injected new fury in the conflict.
Suzan Fraser, Associated Press | Posted Oct 13th - 12:40pm
Turkey has intelligence suggesting that militants "originating" from Syria were planning to carry out attacks in Turkey, the country's president said Tuesday, but added that no groups were being ruled out in the investigation into a deadly attack on a peace rally.
Elaine Kurtenbach, Associated Press | Posted Oct 13th - 12:20pm
Okinawa's governor on Tuesday revoked approval for work needed to relocate a U.S. air base from one area of the southern Japanese island to another, but the Tokyo government said it would still proceed with the plan.
Boubacar Diallo, Associated Press | Posted Oct 13th - 12:00pm
European Union observers on Tuesday commended voters in Guinea for their enthusiasm and peaceful conduct during a presidential election despite logistical problems, and called for transparency as the electoral commission finalizes the results of the first round.