A new U.N. study shows that the near universal availability of mobile phones is introducing millions to the written word for the first time.
22,000 civilians are seeking protection with the U.N. in the town of Bentiu, up from 4,500 earlier this month.
Hamid Abutalebi was involved in the 1979 hostage crisis in Iran where Americans were held for more than a year.
An armed mob approached the base pretending to deliver a petition, but gunmen breached the compound’s walls and opened fire on hundreds sheltered inside.
Russia is diverting attention from its “territorial expansion” and “fear-mongering by trying to change the subject,” Ambassador Samantha Power said.
The U.S. accuses Hamid Aboutalebi of participating in the 1979-81 Iran Hostage Crisis, and says he still constitutes a threat to the country.
French Ambassador Gerard Araud said his country will seek Security Council authorization to refer Syria to the International Criminal Court.
Control of the city and its surrounding oil fields is critical to financing the government of South Sudan.
In effort to regain occupied territory, acting Ukraine president orders risky operation in eastern regions
The chairman of a U.N. Inquiry Committee into human rights abuses in North Korea said Monday his body would seek to punish North Korean officials by all means available for human rights abuses.