- Yemen rebels fire into Saudi Arabia, killing at least 2 Updated: May-05-15 3:22 pm
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Yemen's rebels fired rockets and mortars into Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, killing at least two civilians and reportedly capturing five soldiers in an attack showing the insurgents' ability to launch assaults despite weeks of Saudi-led airstrikes targeting them.
- UN envoy starts consultations on Syrian civil war in Geneva Updated: May-05-15 11:46 am
BEIRUT - A United Nations envoy began a series of low-level consultations Tuesday in Geneva with representatives of the Syrian government and its opponents in the hopes of restarting peace talks.
- Nepal's wrenching choices: 'I feel like I could die anytime' Updated: May-03-15 11:26 pm
KATHMANDU, Nepal - Four days after the earthquake ripped apart the supporting wall attaching her ancient brick house to the tilting seven-story building next door, Parbati Gautam moved back in.
- Hundreds of families trapped by fighting in Yemen's Aden Updated: May-02-15 6:41 am
SANAA, Yemen - Hundreds of families are trapped in their homes by weeks of fierce fighting in the center of the southern city of Aden, running short of supplies - their only lifeline coming from volunteers making dangerous runs across the city's harbor in rickety boats bearing food and medicine.
- A year on, 'model' camp for Syrian refugees has mixed record Updated: May-01-15 3:47 am
AZRAQ REFUGEE CAMP, Jordan - A year after opening, a camp in Jordan billed as an improved model for sheltering Syrian refugees has a mixed record: Azraq offers safety and a sense of order, with its close to 10,000 prefab shelters arranged in tidy rows, but refugees say life is tough because of lack of electricity, jobs and freedom of movement.
- Former journalist, Obama adviser nominated to run aid agency Updated: Apr-30-15 1:37 pm
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama tapped White House adviser Gayle Smith on Thursday to run the U.S. Agency for International Development, putting a former journalist and longtime Africa expert in charge of his global development agenda for the final years of his presidency.
- For Afghanistan's abandoned children, help is scarce Updated: Apr-29-15 1:50 am
KABUL, Afghanistan - Starved and beaten by his stepmother, the little boy with big brown eyes was already withdrawn and unhappy by the time his father banished him from the family home and sent him to an orphanage in the Afghan capital, Kabul.
- University researcher can't reach dad in Nepal Updated: Apr-28-15 7:20 am
MINNEAPOLIS - A University of Minnesota researcher is anxiously waiting to hear from his father in Nepal.
- World offers help after Nepal quake, but few know scope yet Updated: Apr-25-15 11:06 pm
LONDON - As world leaders and global charities try to grasp the scope of an earthquake that devastated parts of tiny, mountainous Nepal, they are preparing emergency aid for the survivors but worrying how to make sure it gets there.
- Angelina Jolie rips world powers on Syria's refugee crisis Updated: Apr-24-15 6:31 pm
UNITED NATIONS - Actress Angelina Jolie pleaded with world powers Friday to help the millions of Syrian refugees, sharply criticizing the U.N. Security Council for being paralyzed by its division over Syria's four-year conflict.
- Angelina Jolie set to brief UN on Syria's refugee crisis Updated: Apr-23-15 6:13 pm
UNITED NATIONS - Angelina Jolie will brief the U.N. Security Council on Syria's refugee crisis, which has seen almost 4 million people flee over the past four years.
- Iran urges UN to try to end Saudi-led bombing in Yemen Updated: Apr-17-15 5:58 pm
UNITED NATIONS - Iran's foreign minister urged U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday to try to end "the senseless aerial attacks" in Yemen by a Saudi-led coalition and establish a cease-fire.
- UN says North Korea aid faces 'significant underfunding' Updated: Apr-09-15 1:49 am
UNITED NATIONS - A new United Nations report says humanitarian aid for North Korea faces "significant underfunding" while about 70 percent of the population faces food insecurity, and it says recent U.S. sanctions forced U.N. agencies to suspend some programs and operations last year.