Obama Calls For Dismantling IS 'Network Of Death'President Barack Obama declared that the world is at a "crossroads between war and peace" Wednesday vowing to lead a coalition to dismantle the Islamic State militant group's "network of death."
UN: Crimes Against Humanity In North Korea Found, Need InvestigationA U.N. Commission of Inquiry has found that crimes against humanity have been committed in North Korea and recommends that its findings be referred to the International Criminal Court, two people familiar with the commission's report have told The Associated Press.
Study: World Aging Quickly, Seniors Over 60 To Outnumber Children By 2050The Global AgeWatch Index shows that nations are not working quickly enough to cope with a population graying faster than ever before. By the year 2050, seniors over the age of 60 will outnumber children under the age of 15 for the first time in history.
UN Says Nations Are Forbidden From Spying On ItThe United Nations says international treaties protect its office and all diplomatic missions from interference, spying and eavesdropping, but it is not directly commenting on reports that the U.S. hacked U.N. internal communications.
Syria Agrees To UN Probe Of Purported AttacksSyria reached an agreement with the United Nations on Sunday to allow a U.N. team of experts to visit the site of alleged chemical weapons attacks last week outside Damascus, state media said.
UN: World Population To Reach 8.1 Billion In 2025The United Nations forecast Thursday that the world's population will increase from 7.2 billion today to 8.1 billion in 2025, with most growth in developing countries and more than half in Africa. By 2050, it will reach 9.6 billion.
US Doubles Non-Lethal Aid To Syrian Rebels The United States said Sunday that it will double its non-lethal assistance to Syria's opposition as the rebels' top supporters vowed to enhance and expand their backing of the two-year battle to oust President Bashar Assad's regime.