A girl eats a food supplement distributed by World Food Programme (WFP) in Madagascar. AFP
International donors are gathering in Brussels hoping to drum up $9 billion to help Syrians uprooted by the country's bloody civil war, as European countries warn the money must not prop up President Bashar Al Assad.
The biggest UN humanitarian convoy yet to operate inside Syria has successfully distributed aid to 40,000 desperate people in a hard-to-access desert camp near the country’s southern border with Jordan, the Office for the Coordination for Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) announced on Friday.
The world population is expected to climb to 9.7 billion in 2050 from 7.7 billion today, with the population of sub-Saharan Africa doubling, a United Nations report released Monday said.
When the Biden administration unveiled aggressive export controls in October aimed at blocking China from becoming a global leader in advanced semiconductors it was missing a key ingredient: agreement from US allies to impose their own matching restrictions. American officials, touting an ever-closer strategic alignment with Japan,
It has been six months since flooding drove 33 million people in Pakistan from their homes and submerged a third of the country. Today, 8.6 million people — far greater than the population of Scotland — are still facing hunger. The poorest people are facing the catastrophic impacts of the human-created climate crisis, even when they are
The scene in the courtroom just before noon was busy but muted. About 40 or so people, almost all journalists, chatted. Some set up their cameras and recording devices; a few photographers perched themselves in the jury box. They were preparing for a hearing on one of the most anticipated decisions in one of the biggest cases ever to
Are you even a parent if you don’t wade through a tsunami of shoes, empty Pom-Bear packets, softly browning apple cores and a homemade “art installation” featuring a lump of Blu Tack and a tea bag (”don’t throw it away, I made it for you!”) just to get out of the door in the morning? Speaking of tea bags, allow me to provide a vista into