Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press | PostedNov 16th - 6:27pm
A key U.N. committee overwhelmingly approved a resolution Friday strongly condemning the continuing "gross human rights violations and abuses" against Rohingya Muslims who are treated as outsiders in Myanmar and were victims of a brutal campaign by the country's military.
Leaders at a summit of Ibero-American nations called Friday for development and assistance for the poor to alleviate waves of migrants fleeing poverty, violence, political instability and persecution in the Americas.
Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press | PostedNov 16th - 2:36pm
The U.N. envoy for Yemen announced Friday the country's internationally recognized government and rival Houthi Shiite rebels have agreed to attend talks aimed at ending their three-year war, which has created the globe's worst humanitarian crisis by pushing the Arab world's poorest country to the brink of famine.
Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press | PostedNov 16th - 11:45am
A joint military operation by U.N. and Congolese troops to rout rebel forces from their strongholds in the Ebola-hit northeast Congo has "achieved quite significant results" and is still under way, the U.N. peacekeeping chief said Friday.
A court in Istanbul convicted six people and sentenced them to life in prison for involvement in an attack at Istanbul's main airport that killed 45 people and was blamed on the Islamic State extremist group, Turkey's state-run news agency reported Friday.