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Palmyra may be the first Islamist target to be attacked
The CEO of Facebook spoke at the United Nations summit in New York
The pledges of money were announced in New York
Usborne in the USA: The Prime Minister is being very British in his priorities in a way others find hard to fathom
Pope Benedict XVI defrocked child-molesting priests at a rate of more than one every two days in his last years of office, the Vatican has revealed.
Pope Francis continues his shake-up of the Catholic Church after sacking four cardinals from the Vatican Bank commission on Wednesday.
Holy See will be questioned on Thursday over its implementation of UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
Iran is not among the “first round” of nations invited to attend Syria peace talks in Switzerland later this month, a UN spokesman said.
Abrupt conflict has already claimed more than 1,000 lives and seen 180,000 displaced, UN says
Fighting persisted in parts of South Sudan’s oil-producing region today as African leaders tried to advance peace talks between the country’s president and the political rivals he accuses of attempting a coup in the world’s newest country.
The United Nations refugee agency is warning that planned immigration laws could create a climate of “ethnic profiling” and stigmatise refugees and asylum seekers in the UK.
British, Canadian and Kenyan citizens are among 3,000 foreigners trapped in a South Sudan city experiencing bouts of heavy machine gun fire, one of the most violent areas of a weeklong conflict that has likely killed more than 1,000 people, a top UN official said Monday.
There are now fears the country is on the brink of civil war ‘along ethnic lines’
A car bomb has exploded in the Malian town of Kidal, killing at least two UN peacekeepers.
Fighting between rival militias and random attacks on civilians has killed at least 400 people in three days
650 troops on the ground with more to follow, but Hollande vows to keep mission brief