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1.1 million Afghan children could face severe malnutrition

May 26, 2022 7:35 pm

UN and other aid agencies were able to stave off outright famine after the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan last year, rolling out a massive emergency aid program that fed millions.

US sets Thursday vote on new UN sanctions on North Korea

May 26, 2022 12:55 pm

The announcement of the vote came hours after South Korea reported that North Korea test-launched a suspected ICBM and two shorter-range missiles.

Yemen's president steps aside amid efforts to end war

April 07, 2022 9:17 pm

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, major players in the conflict appear to have played a role in President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi's decision, quickly welcoming it with a pledge of $3 billion in aid.

Taliban detain journalists over report on TV show censoring

March 18, 2022 6:59 pm

The country's new rulers apparently didn't like a story the broadcaster aired on their decision to ban foreign drama series from local television, said Khpalwak Sapai, head of TOLONews, who was among the three arrested.

Explained: What are humanitarian corridors

March 06, 2022 9:59 pm

They are set up to avert humanitarian catastrophes and provide relief for civilians. But they also can be abused. How can humanitarian corridors help and how can they harm?

French military to quit Mali in possible boost to jihadists

February 18, 2022 2:51 pm

Coups in Mali, Chad and Burkina Faso have weakened France's alliances in its former colonies, emboldened jihadists who control large swathes of desert and scrubland, and opened the door to greater Russian influence.

In Tonga, a volcano-triggered tsunami underscores islands' acute climate risk

January 20, 2022 10:37 pm

By increasing temperatures and driving up sea levels, climate change will likely worsen disasters wrought by tsunamis, storm surges, and heat waves, experts say.

Albania, Brazil, Gabon, Ghana and UAE join Security Council

January 05, 2022 1:55 pm

Albania is joining for the first time while Brazil is taking an 11th turn. Gabon and Ghana each have been on the council three times before and the UAE once.

Boris Johnson hails Narendra Modi's net zero climate commitment

November 02, 2021 4:09 pm

Delivering India's national statement at the World Leaders' Summit in Glasgow on Monday, Prime Minister Modi for the first time declared India's goal to achieve the net zero target of balancing the country's energy consumption by 2070.

Why India needs a refugee law

October 07, 2021 7:54 am

Sasmit Patra writes: A sustainable refugee policy is a necessary step to intelligently manage population movements and ensure transparency and predictability in our administrative actions.