TEHRAN | Iran said Thursday it will free Sarah Shourd, one of three Americans jailed for more than 13 months, as an act of clemency to mark the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon met with Rwanda's president Wednesday after he threatened to withdraw thousands of Rwandan peacekeepers if the U.N. publishes a report accusing Rwanda's army of possible genocide in the 1990s.
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is ultimately responsible for serious problems inside the U.N. "Global warming report feels the heat," Comment & Analysis, Aug. 31). Yet Mr. Ban has received no criticism for the years of obvious corruption and bias in the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Instead, IPCC Chairman Rajendra Pachauri has taken all the heat.
As southern Sudanese prepare to vote in January on whether they will secede from the Arab-dominated government in Khartoum and create a new country, U.S. diplomats say they are surging to avert a return to war.
Angelina Jolie on Wednesday condemned a Florida church's threat to burn copies of the Muslim holy book to mark the ninth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.
Congolese community leaders said they begged local U.N. officials and army commanders to protect villagers days before rebels gang-raped scores of people, from a month-old baby boy to a 110-year-old great-great-grandmother.
A Romanian Gypsy leader on Wednesday compared French President Nicolas Sarkozy to Romania's pro-Nazi wartime leader, following the expulsion of hundreds of Gypsies from France.
As a candidate for the U.S. presidency, Barack Obama touted himself to foreign audiences as a "citizen of the world." As president, Mr. Obama is determined to make sure we are such citizens, too.
The United Nations says actress Angelina Jolie is visiting Pakistan to meet victims of the floods and highlight the need for international help.