US, North Korea Work out Details of Food Aid Deal

Two U.S. envoys are meeting with North Korean officials in Beijing this week to discuss the delivery of 240,000 metric tons of food aid Washington has pledged to provide the North.

Cambodians Work to Recover Priceless Antiquities

Priceless antiquities - like this statue - were looted from Koh Ker, Cambodia, and...

One year on, UN pays tribute to resilience of Japanese quake survivors

Destroyed Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant.

Thousands participate in UN-backed Gaza marathon to support Palestinian children

Running of the second Gaza Marathon, aimed at raising funds for Palestinian children to take part...

UN backs initiative that would allow female soccer players to wear headscarves


Commission gathers international experts to drive new Animal Welfare Strategy 2012-2015 forward

Enhanced consumer empowerment and strengthening enforcement of existing rules are the main objectives of a two-day international conference on the new EU animal welfare strategy taking place in Brussels on 29 February – 1 March. Co-organised by the...

IRAQ: Call to adopt modern irrigation techniques

A truck supplying water in Basra. About 16 percent of Iraqi households face daily problems getting enough water

BANGLADESH: Dhaka ill-prepared for quakes

Spared thus far in recent quakes

Pancake Races Observe Beginning of Lent

These pancake racing contestants are Yanks outside the National Cathedral in Washington. But the tradition started across the pond (Atlantic) in England.

Analysis: Worrying signs for food security in Syria

A food market in the northern city of Halab, before the protests. Unrest in Syria has led to localized shortages...