Christians and Muslims clashed in eastern Nigeria, leaving eight people dead and 40 seriously wounded, with six mosques and one church torched, police said Wednesday.
The leader of the agency that is supposed to root out corruption in the United Nations stepped down Wednesday with no successor in sight, adding to fears that the U.N. is becoming less capable of policing itself.
Three Chinese nationals are seeking to overturn their forced evictions from their homes by appealing directly to officials and citizens in New York and Beijing.
In today's world of cyber technology and strained relations with countries like Iran, China and Syria, the recent case of Russian spies seems trivial.
The Somali militants who formed the hard-line terrorist group al-Shabaab carried out their first suicide attack in 2006, during the height of violence in Iraq. The world hardly noticed.
The number of young people infected with HIV in Africa is falling in 16 of the 25 countries hardest hit by the virus, according to a new report by a U.N. agency.
Israel has started construction on a new section of its West Bank separation barrier that Palestinian residents say could sound a death knell for their hamlet.
The U.S. special envoy to Sudan spoke Tuesday about the challenges facing the war-torn country as it prepares for a referendum that likely will result in the secession of South Sudan from the Arab-dominated north.
The number of young people infected with HIV dropped by at least 25 percent in a dozen countries, the U.N. AIDS report said. In Kenya, for instance, the infection rate among people ages 15 to 24 fell from about 14 percent in 2000 to 5.4 percent in urban areas.