Rival militias after a skirmish in Tripoli (ARÊTE/Magharebia)
April 30, 2019
The U.N.’s top human rights official expressed grave concern that thousands of lives were at risk in Libya’s capital, where civilians have been trapped in residential areas amid intensifying military attacks.
Malawi's national stadium, built and paid for by China, whose workers lived in a Chinese-style village (ARÊTE/Lars Plougmann)
April 27, 2019
China pushed back against skeptics of its ambitious Belt and Road Initiative, promising a “high quality” $1 trillion global infrastructure program involving more than 150 nations and international organizations.
Fake tombstones placed by the Control Arms Coalition line New York's East River during a 2012 diplomatic conference over the future Arms Trade Treaty (ARÊTE/Andrew Kelly)
April 26, 2019
U.S. President Donald Trump announced his intention to withdraw the United States from another global treaty, this time a relatively new but growing accord to regulate the international trade in conventional arms.
Congo officers fold their arms as part of a U.N. initiative to "Stop Rape Now" as a tactic of war (ARÊTE/MONUSCO)
April 23, 2019
Under pressure from the United States, China and Russia, the U.N. Security Council weakened a resolution to combat rape as a weapon of war by removing measures for investigating crimes and offering victims’ services.
Children in Mbabzi, Malawi (ARÊTE/Lars Plougmann)
April 23, 2019
The World Health Organization began testing the world’s first malaria vaccine in Malawi, one of three African nations where it is being used to immunize children up to two years old.
Journalists with a U.N. delegation at Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon, Myanmar (ARÊTE/John Heilprin)
April 23, 2019
Myanmar’s top court upheld the convictions of two jailed Reuters journalists who won a Pulitzer Prize for reporting on some of the country’s grave crimes against hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims.
Trump International Hotel at the Old Post Office building in Washington, D.C. (ARÊTE/John Heilprin)
April 18, 2019
A long-awaited investigative report spotlights the Trump Organization as a conduit to Russia and shows U.S. President Donald Trump’s conduct on at least four occasions seemed to have met prosecutors’ high standards for bringing obstruction of justice charges.
U.S. President Donald Trump listens as his daughter, Presidential Advisor Ivanka Trump, delivers remarks on 5G technology (ARÊTE/Tia Dufour)
April 17, 2019
Ivanka Trump said her father offered her the job of presiding over the World Bank, but she turned it down so she could stay on as a senior presidential adviser.
Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris before the fire (ARÊTE/David Merrett)
April 16, 2019
The U.N.’s educational, scientific and cultural agency pledged to help French authorities perform a rapid damage assessment of the inferno that tore through Notre Dame Cathedral for more than 12 hours.
Red Cross nurse Louisa Akavi of New Zealand (ARÊTE/ICRC)
April 15, 2019
Breaking its long-held silence, the International Committee of the Red Cross sought public help in finding three staff abducted by Islamic State militants in Syria in late 2013.