Cruz says Hamid Aboutalebi was part of the student group that took Americans hostage in 1979.
North Korea’s U.N. envoy in Geneva is accusing the United States of pursuing a “hostile policy” to isolate his country as the world body investigates alleged crimes against humanity in the reclusive communist nation.
The U.S. is sending military aircraft and more forces to assist in the hunt for fugitive African warlord Joseph Kony, more than doubling the number of American troops and airmen on the ground to 250.
U.N.-Arab League mediator Lakhdar Brahimi ended direct talks between the Syrian government and opposition leaders without signs of progress.
A 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.
Syrian activists say government shelling and airstrikes have killed about 400 so far this month in the country’s largest city.
Human rights panel says Vatican allowed priests to sexually abuse children for decades.
United Nations hosted peace talks in Switzerland have nearly stalled.
U.S. official warns Syria is using stalling tactics to delay attempts to remove and destroy chemical stockpile.
The Oneida Indian leader from upstate New York who has become a high-profile critic of the Washington Redskins’ nickname has taken his case to the United Nations.