- Emotional scenes as South Sudan gains Olympic status Updated: Aug-02-15 9:22 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - With an Olympic flag draped around his neck, the official from South Sudan couldn't contain his emotion.
- UN still waiting for $274 million Saudis pledged for Yemen Updated: Jul-30-15 6:08 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The $274 million that Saudi Arabia promised months ago to fund a U.N. emergency aid appeal for Yemen hasn't arrived because the kingdom and the world body are still discussing the terms of the funding, while aid groups begin to warn that people trapped by the conflict are on the brink of starvation.
- The Latest: Saudi King voices support for Turkey's actions Updated: Jul-28-15 10:36 am
BRUSSELS - The Latest from NATO meeting on Islamic State group and related developments (all times local):
- South Sudan hopes IOC recognition will unite newest nation Updated: Jul-15-15 4:35 am
JUBA, South Sudan - Torn by civil war and facing a humanitarian crisis, South Sudan is finding hope on the sporting front: The world's newest nation is in line for international recognition that would allow it to send a team to next year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
- Ebola-hit countries get pledges of $3.4 billion to rebuild Updated: Jul-10-15 7:43 pm
UNITED NATIONS - International donors pledged $3.4 billion Friday to help Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone recover from the Ebola epidemic which has killed over 11,000 people and devastated the three West African nations. The amount is more than the $3.2 billion their presidents sought.
- 150 Syrian Christians arrive in Poland to start new lives Updated: Jul-10-15 6:38 pm
WARSAW, Poland - Some 50 Christian families fleeing war in Syria have arrived in Poland to begin new lives.
- Amid violence and hunger, South Sudan marks 4th birthday Updated: Jul-09-15 11:27 am
JUBA, South Sudan - South Sudan marked four years of independence from Sudan on Thursday, but the celebrations were tempered by concerns about ongoing violence and the threat of famine.