- UN envoy to Syria: Peace talks not set to resume for weeks Updated: May-26-16 2:55 pm
GENEVA - The U.N. envoy for Syria plans a resumption of peace talks "as soon as feasible" between the government and opposition, but he set no new date and expects that it will "certainly not" come within the next two to three weeks, his office said Thursday.
- GOP senators attack top Democrat for defense bill delay Updated: May-25-16 4:19 pm
WASHINGTON - A Republican senator angrily denounced the Senate's top Democrat Wednesday for delaying debate on defense policy legislation, calling Minority Leader Harry Reid's leadership "cancerous" and accusing him of holding up the $602 billion bill to preserve his "sad, sorry legacy."
- Syria's refugee crisis focus of interactive exhibit Updated: May-25-16 12:49 am
BOSTON - What's it like to flee Syria as a refugee?
- UN laments absence of G-7 from key humanitarian summit Updated: May-24-16 1:46 pm
ISTANBUL, Turkey - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday criticized the leaders of the world's wealthiest countries for failing to attend a pivotal humanitarian summit in Turkey which culminated with a long list of commitments and question marks over their implementation.
- Norway doubles humanitarian aid to Afghanistan Updated: May-21-16 10:57 am
KABUL, Afghanistan - Norway's foreign minister says his government has doubled humanitarian aid to Afghanistan to help the war-stricken nation meet urgent needs.
- North Korean diplomat who negotiated '94 deal with US dies Updated: May-21-16 12:08 am
SEOUL, South Korea - A top North Korean diplomat who negotiated a short-lived 1994 deal with the United States to freeze its nuclear programs in exchange for international aid has died of cancer, the country's state media said Saturday.
- World Bank ends suspension of development aid to Cambodia Updated: May-20-16 11:17 am
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia - The World Bank has announced it is resuming direct financing for new development projects in Cambodia, after suspending such funding five years ago.
- 300 economists urge leaders to reject tax havens Updated: May-09-16 8:52 am
LONDON - Hundreds of economists urged world leaders Monday to end the era of tax havens, arguing they only benefit rich individuals and multinational corporations and serve to increase inequality.
- Doctors Without Borders pulls out of UN humanitarian summit Updated: May-05-16 2:02 pm
PARIS - The international medical aid agency Doctors Without Borders has pulled out of the first U.N. humanitarian summit, saying the meeting won't address the growing needs caused by war and violence across the world because of its non-binding nature.