Humanitarian Crises

UN aid chief: War in Yemen causing famine, cholera

Aug 18, 2017

The U.N. humanitarian chief is decrying the war in Yemen, where air strikes and armed clashes have increased dramatically and millions of people face the specter of famine and "the world's largest-ever, single-year cholera outbreak."

The Latest: South Sudan's displaced numbers 'overwhelming'

Aug 17, 2017

The Latest: Red Cross leader says number of displaced South Sudanese is 'overwhelming'

1 million South Sudan refugees now in Uganda, UN says

Aug 17, 2017

1 million South Sudan refugees now in Uganda, UN says in world's fastest-growing crisis

Thousands flee as Iraq steps up airstrikes on IS-held town

Aug 15, 2017

Thousands of Iraqis have fled an Islamic State-held town west of Mosul as Iraqi and coalition warplanes step up strikes ahead of a ground offensive to drive out the militants

In Colombia, Pence tries to strike balance on Venezuela

Aug 14, 2017

Vice President Mike Pence, traveling Sunday in Colombia, tried to strike a balance between Latin American opposition to U.S. military intervention in neighboring Venezuela, and President Donald Trump's assertion that military action is an option

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Aug 9, 2017

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in the US and abroad

UN for first time links conflict to famine in 4 countries

Aug 9, 2017

The U.N. Security Council for the first time is linking conflict to the threat of famine facing more than 20 million people in Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan and northeast Nigeria

UN braces for new evacuations from IS-held parts of Iraq

Aug 8, 2017

UN braces for massive evacuations of civilians as Iraqi forces prepare to push on last hideouts of Islamic State group

Canada OKs Idaho company's genetically engineered potatoes

Aug 3, 2017

Canadian officials say three types of potatoes genetically engineered by an Idaho company to resist the pathogen that caused the Irish potato famine are safe for the environment and safe to eat

The Latest: 2 Venezuelan judges shelter in Chilean residence

Aug 2, 2017

Two judges appointed by Venezuela's opposition-controlled National Assembly have taken refuge in the residence of the Chilean ambassador in Caracas

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