Locust swarms put millions at risk of starvation across Africa and Asia

Photo: Tony Karumba/AFP via Getty Images In East Africa, the Middle East and South Asia, traveling swarms of locusts the size of Manhattan are putting potentially hundreds of millions at risk of starvation in what the UN has called the … Read More

Crisis Escalates at Turkey-Greece Border

Thousands of refugees are trying to enter the European Union after Turkey declared it would no longer stop them. Refugees and migrants wait before they attempt to enter Greece from Turkey on March 2 in Edirne, Turkey. BURAK KARA/GETTY IMAGES Here … Read More

One in three Venezuelans not getting enough to eat, UN finds

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World Food Programme says 9.3m people are food insecure People struggling for minimum nutrition amid economic crisis Dugleidi Salcedo complains to a neighbor about the high price of food as she prepares arepas for her three sons in her kitchen … Read More

Can diplomacy prevent Turkey-Russia clash in Syria?

If not for the coronavirus outbreak and the US Democratic primaries, the latest phase of the Syrian war would have been the first item on international news bulletins. What with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warning Syria that Turkey will … Read More

Somalia declares emergency over locust swarms

The UN says the situation in the Horn of Africa is the worst in 25 years – EPA Somalia has declared a national emergency as large swarms of locusts spread across east Africa. The country’s Ministry of Agriculture said the … Read More

UN: World Needs to Prepare for ‘Millions’ of Climate Refugees

FILE – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi gestures as he speaks during a news conference after the First Global Refugee Forum in Geneva, Dec. 17, 2019. DAVOS, SWITZERLAND – The world needs to prepare for a surge … Read More

EU foreign ministers discuss next steps for Libya

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The bloc’s top diplomats are meeting in Brussels for talks on how to implement a peace process in Libya. Italy and Greece said they’re willing to send troops, while Germany has also expressed interest in an EU-mission. The European Union’s … Read More

Baghdad rocket attack kills Iranian military leaders including Gen. Qassim Soleimani, reports say

At least three rockets were fired at Baghdad International Airport Friday killing at least seven people, including Iranian Gen. Qassim Soleimani, the head of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ elite Quds Force, according to multiple reports early Friday. Soleimani is the military mastermind whom Secretary … Read More

Kim breaks agreements with the US and announces a ‘new strategic weapon’

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Despite the latest threats, President Donald J. Trump believes that the North Korean leader will respect his commitments on denuclearization.  Kim condemns joint US-South Korea military exercises and other sanctions.  “There will never be denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula.” Seoul … Read More

‘We’ll deal with it’ – Donald Trump brushes off Kim Jong Un’s threat of ‘Christmas gift’

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Kim Jong Un threatens to take unspecified action if sanctions relief is not forthcoming by the end of the year. Donald Trump has brushed off North Korea’s warning of a “Christmas gift”, saying the United States would “deal with it … Read More

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