April 24, 2012 Fresh water is a precious commodity. It may seem ubiquitous and abundant, but that's somewhat of an illusion. Commentator Sheril Kirshenbaum says it's time to take water conservation seriously by focusing on efficiency and research.
February 23, 2012 A panel says it has evidence that top Syrian officials "bear responsibility for crimes against humanity and other gross human rights violations" during the nearly year-long crackdown on dissent that has left thousands of civilians dead.
December 13, 2011 As many as 28 people reportedly died in clashes with government forces on Tuesday in Syria, adding to the more than 5,000 estimated by the United Nations to have died since uprisings began nine months ago.
October 14, 2011 The Assad regime's use of "excessive force to crush peaceful protests" has led to a "devastatingly remorseless toll of human lives," U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay says.
September 22, 2011 Diplomats from the U.S. and many other nations have walked out of the United Nations General Assembly as the Iranian president runs through a long list of what he says are crimes committed by other nations. The U.S. calls his comments "despicable."
September 21, 2011 The president said, "Peace will not come through statements and resolutions at the U.N. ... Ultimately, it is Israelis and Palestinians – not us – who must reach agreement on the issues that divide them: on borders and security; on refugees and Jerusalem."
September 20, 2011 Besides foreign policy, U.S. domestic politics was also at play Tuesday. Getting the nomination could depend on which GOP candidate can convince the greatest number of the most pro-Israel Jewish voters and evangelical Christians that he is most supportive of Israel.
September 12, 2011 High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay says the estimate is based on information from "reliable sources on the ground."
March 8, 2011 The number of hungry people in the world could be reduced by more than 100 million people if women in rural areas were given equal access to the same resources as men, according to a new report from the United Nation's Food and Agriculture Organization.
January 27, 2011 While we usually think of sharks as hunters, it turns out that they are often the hunted. About 73 million sharks are killed by humans annually, many to satisfy Asia's appetite for shark fin soup.
December 22, 2010 The United Nations is looking into a complaint alleging that the Army private being held in connection with the WikiLeaks case is being mistreated.