"As there can be no military solution to the fighting in Afghanistan, the United Nations renews its call for an immediate and peaceful settlement to the conflict," said Tadamichi Yamamoto, the top UN official in Afghanistan.
The #MeToo movement in India has gained momentum with more than a dozen complaints of sexual harassment and other sexual misconduct leveled online against prominent journalists, comedians, actors and movie directors, triggering a rash of probes and departures across media and entertainment industries.
US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley is resigning to "take a little time off" and will leave at the end of the year. Haley discussed her resignation with Trump last week when she visited him at the White House. Trump accepted her resignation and stated that he will name her successor within two or three weeks.
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan is calling on Riyadh to prove its claim that Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who has been missing since last week, left the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.
"I invite the outgoing president to organize a peaceful way to transfer power," Kamto, who leads the Movement for the Rebirth of Cameroon (MRC), told a news conference on Monday in the capital Yaoundė. The election, marred by low turnout and isolated incidents of unrest in separatist Anglophone regions, has been widely expected to extend Biya's 36-year rule as one of Africa's last multi-decade leaders. Yet, Kamto declared an early victory, a move the ruling party claims is illegal.
Far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro said on Monday he would stick to tough rhetoric in campaigning for the second round of Brazil's bitterly contested presidential election. "I can't turn into a Little 'Peace and Love' Jair, which would be betraying who I am," Bolsonaro said in a radio interview. "I have to keep being the same person."
Keeping the Earth's temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius means making rapid, unprecedented changes in the way people use energy to eat, travel and live or we risk even more extreme weather and loss of species, a UN report said on Monday.
The government of the state of Kerala is bracing for a face-off between the protesters and women and girls aged 10-50 who want to visit the Sabarimala hill temple, which attracts tens of millions of pilgrims every year, when it re-opens on Oct. 17.
Denis Mukwege, a doctor who helps victims of sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Nadia Murad, a Yazidi rights activist and survivor of sexual slavery by ISIS, won the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday.
After its descent into a messy, multi-sided civil war in 2011, when the country was fragmented into numerous enclaves, the warring parties began to plunder that inheritance, looting museums and excavating ancient sites.