- 2 Massachusetts Reps. back GOP bill to curb Syrian refugees Updated: Nov-19-15 4:46 pm
BOSTON - Massachusetts' all-Democratic U.S. House delegation has split on the issue of whether to establish fresh hurdles for Syrian and Iraqi refugees trying to enter the United States.
- 2016 Senate contenders in Ohio differ on Syrian refugees Updated: Nov-18-15 12:50 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Candidates in Ohio's closely watched 2016 U.S. Senate race favor different approaches to Syrian refugees in the wake of the Paris attacks.
- Aid groups warn of crisis in earthquake-hit Nepal Updated: Nov-06-15 12:35 am
BHAKTAPUR, Nepal - There is no sign of the government-promised new houses that were to shelter millions of victims of Nepal's devastating spring earthquake. The agency that was supposed to oversee billions of dollars in spending no longer exists. And border protests continue to prevent needed supplies from getting in.
- Researchers at Tulane seeking better ways to fight the flu Updated: Nov-02-15 7:30 am
NEW ORLEANS - Researchers at Tulane University may soon have a more effective way to fight the flu, thanks to a $1.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health.
- Group: Unprecedented, daily brutality in South Sudan Updated: Oct-30-15 11:13 am
KAMPALA, Uganda - The aid group Doctors Without Borders says violence in a volatile South Sudanese state has led to "an unprecedented humanitarian crisis" there.
- Russia says it opposes UN resolution on Syrian barrel bombs Updated: Oct-28-15 10:45 pm
UNITED NATIONS - Russia said Wednesday it opposes a draft U.N. resolution on Syria's use of barrel bombs which is being promoted by France, Britain and Spain because it could jeopardize upcoming international talks on how to restore peace to the conflict-wracked country.
- Iran to take a seat among world powers for Syria talks Updated: Oct-28-15 4:58 pm
BEIRUT - Iran will take part in international talks on Syria for the first time this week, giving it a voice in the effort to find a resolution to the more than 4-year-old civil war that has so far defied even the slightest progress toward peace.
- UN says 13.5 million Syrians need aid and protection Updated: Oct-27-15 12:14 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The United Nations said Tuesday the worsening conflict in Syria has left 13.5 million people in need of aid and some form of protection, including more than six million children.