The 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.
The U.N.’s top Mideast envoy says there are mounting reports of chemical weapons use in Syria.
U.N. nuclear agency officials have again failed to reach a deal with Iranian counterparts that would allow the agency to relaunch its probe of suspicions that Tehran might have worked on atomic arms.
The Food and Agriculture Organization issued a report which asserts that insects should be further incorporated into global eating habits as a means of combating world hunger and health problems. The report additionally noted that Western cultures and attitudes have hindered progress in regards to researching insects as a viable food source.
The United Nations mission to Iraq says more people were killed in violent attacks across the country in April than in any other month since June 2008.
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.
President Barack Obama says the situation in Syria has reached, in his words, a ‘‘critical juncture.’’
North Korea vowed Tuesday to restart a nuclear reactor that can make one bomb’s worth of plutonium a year, escalating tensions already raised by near daily warlike threats against the United States and South Korea.
While provocative bills aren’t particularly unusual in state legislatures, so many have been offered by conservatives in Oklahoma this year that GOP leaders have established a special committee to handle what is now a major category of business: measures to combat the federal government’s influence in the states.
Until there are answers regarding the terrorist attack on the American embassy in Benghazi, Libya, Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham plans to block two of President Obama’s top national security nominees.