November 27, 2012 France had broken with the United States once before when it voted to give Palestinians full UNESCO membership. France has become the first major European country to say they will side with the Palestinians.
September 27, 2012 The Israeli leader said Iran will have enough enriched uranium to make a nuclear weapon by mid-2013. It needs to be told it cannot cross that "red line" without facing consequences, he said. And he delivered a sharp response to the earlier address by the head of the Palestinian Authority.
September 27, 2012 The Israeli prime minister will take his case to the U.N. General Assembly. Also due to address the delegates today: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.
September 25, 2012 President Obama this morning addressed the opening session of the United Nations General Assembly. His message: slain Ambassador Chris Stevens and others who build bridges, "not his killers," are the hope for the future.
September 25, 2012 The president addresses the U.N. General Assembly today. He and Republican opponent Mitt Romney will also be speaking to the Clinton Global Initiative.
August 10, 2012 The ongoing crisis is underscored by the enormous number of people who have been forced to flee their homes. While nearly 150,000 have sought refuge in other countries, far more have been uprooted but remain in Syria.
June 18, 2012 Researchers have found two very different cholera strains in some of the first Haitians to be struck by the disease. The findings suggest that cholera germs may have been lurking undetected in Haiti for a long time.
June 16, 2012 The faltering U.N. peace plan suffers another blow as the U.N. monitors announce a suspension of their activities. They say they could resume operations, but only if conditions improve.
June 12, 2012 United Nations monitors have posted video of the deadly destruction they've seen. And in one village, a man angrily declares: "We are people! We are not animals!
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.