More than half of Liberians fear the return of large-scale violence in the run-up to its first leadership transition since the end of its second civil war, according to a new survey.
A pair of legislative bills introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate seek to punish the United Nations after the passage of a Security Council resolution condemning Israeli settlements in Palestinian territories.
Bolivia’s Evo Morales highlighted his government’s efforts to include women, youth and indigenous people yesterday amid an effort to stay in office for an unprecedented fourth term.
Attacks are on the rise against Colombia’s left-wing activists, indigenous leaders and members of the Patriotic March party amid a landmark peace agreement to bring an end to more than 50 years of civil war.
China will invest a record $29.2 billion (200 billion yuan) into new highways in the troubled western region of Xinjiang, state media announced Tuesday. The massive investment is part of the government’s strategy to expand trade routes westward as well as quell ethnic unrest among the indigenous Uighur population using economic development.
An airstrike intended to hit Boko Haram militants struck a camp for people displaced by fighting in the region, military officials told the media. More than 100 people are feared dead, one local official told the Associated Press.
The world’s most rich and powerful will gather once again for the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos on Monday to discuss how they can tackle the biggest threats to global development. While the slated theme this year is globalization, the problem of inequality appears to be unavoidable.
Israeli authorities brought new charges against an aid worker accused of funneling millions of dollars to Hamas. Mohammad El Halabi, the World Vision operations manager in Gaza, was charged with “aiding and abetting the enemy in a time of war” and “passing information to the enemy” in addition to other terrorism-related charges, Agence France-Press reported.
Today marks seven years since a 7.0-magnitude earthquake devastated Haiti, leaving more than 100,000 Haitians dead and 1.5 million homeless. In the aftermath, the international community and private donors responded by pouring billions of dollars into a relief and reconstruction effort largely led by private nongovernmental organizations.
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta signed a controversial election amendment into law on Monday, requiring back-up plans to count votes if electronic voting systems fail during the election in August, according to media reports.