UN: Botched Okla. Execution May Have Violated International Human Rights LawThe United Nations human rights office says U.S. death row inmate Clayton Lockett's suffering during his botched Oklahoma execution this week may amount to cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment under international human rights law.
Russia Accuses West Of Trying To Control UkraineRussian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says western nations want to seize control of Ukraine because of their own political ambitions as tensions rise between pro-Russian gunmen and Ukrainian troops. Ukrainian acting prime minister says Russian wants to start World War III.
Former CIA Official: Benghazi Reports 'Never' Influenced To Protect Obama, ClintonThe former deputy director of the CIA insisted on Wednesday that he didn't edit the widely debunked talking points on the 2012 Benghazi attack due to political pressure to protect President Barack Obama and onetime Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Cruz: Iran Taps Hostage Taker For U.N. AmbassadorCruz says Hamid Aboutalebi was part of the student group that took Americans hostage in 1979.
NKorea UN Envoy: US 'Hostile Policy' Pushing Country To 'Brink Of War' 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.
US Sends More Troops, Aircraft To Search For KonyThe 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.
Syria Peace Talks In Doubt After 6th Day In GenevaU.N.-Arab League mediator Lakhdar Brahimi ended direct talks between the Syrian government and opposition leaders without signs of progress.
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.
Syria Strikes Kill 400 So Far This Month In AleppoSyrian activists say government shelling and airstrikes have killed about 400 so far this month in the country's largest city.
United Nations Denounces Vatican On Sex AbuseHuman rights panel says Vatican allowed priests to sexually abuse children for decades.
Activists Say 1,900 Killed In Syria During Peace TalksUnited Nations hosted peace talks in Switzerland have nearly stalled.
United States Says Syria Balking At Chemical Weapons DealU.S. official warns Syria is using stalling tactics to delay attempts to remove and destroy chemical stockpile.
Oneida Takes Redskins' Name Complaint to United NationsThe 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.
Kerry Says Assad Has Lost 'Legitimacy' To Govern SyriaAt the start of Syrian peace talks, Secretary of State Kerry promises Syria a future without Bashar Assad.
US Begins Easing Iran Sanctions In Response To Nuclear ShutdownsThe United States will begin easing economic sanctions on Iran after it began shutting down its most sensitive nuclear work on Monday, the White House said.