The UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon says Syria needs to fully cooperate with the preliminary accord which outlines the rules for the deployment of a UN observer mission to the country. But despite the truce, attacks are on the rise.
At the United Nations Summit on Climate Change in New York, Chinese President Hu Jintao drew praise for his commitment to fighting climate change. But those skeptical of the praise for the Chinese president say both he and US President Barack Obama had li
A donor's conference for Somalia is underway today in Brussels. The Takeaway is taking a deeper look at U.S. interests in Somalia with Bronwyn Bruton, a Somalia expert with the Council on Foreign Relations and with the BBC's Mike Wooldrige.
In what could be a major escalation of the violence in Syria, government forces have taken to the air to try and roll back a rebel advance into the country's commercial hub, Aleppo. It's the first time fighter jet attacks have been reported.
Reports emerged from Syria over the weekend of a mass execution in the Damascus suburb of Daraya. If confirmed, it would be the worst atrocity in the year-long civil war. Meanwhile, an academic in the United States sees a grim, Lebanon-like future for Syria.
Bed nets were hailed as the solution to the malaria epidemic killing thousands of children in tropical parts of the world. But now, years after they were distributed en masse, the mosquitos have developed resistance and the bed nets have holes. In other words, they're not working so well any more.
Darfur has been embroiled in conflict since 2003. One impact of the fighting is that refugees often don't have access to clean drinking water. A group of college students in Boston has been raising money to build deepwater wells to supply cleaner water.
A new United Nations report says there is solid proof that chemical weapons were used in an attack last month outside of the Syrian capital, Damascus. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon stopped short of assigning blame. But he said, "this is a war crime."
Chemical weapons were used in Syria, a new U.N. report said Monday, but stopped short of blaming either side for their use. As Russia and the United States haggle over the language of a deal for Syria to turn over its chemical weapons stockpile, it's just one more piece of the puzzle.
NORAD started tracking Santa by accident, when a phone number was misprinted in a Colorado Springs newspaper. Now the Santa tracking has turned into a digital empire that will delight thousands, perhaps millions, of children around the world on Christmas Eve.
UN General Secretary Ban Ki-moon has withdrawn his last minute invitation for Iran to attend Syrian peace talks in Switzerland on Wednesday. Aryn Baker, Time Magazine's Middle East bureau chief, says the rebels argued for Iran to be "uninvited" to the talks because Tehran was unwilling to back the creation of a transitional government in Syria.