The world reached 25 million coronavirus infections, rising at a pace that indicates the pandemic has further accelerated since the 20 million mark.
The U.N. special envoy to Syria said peace talks built “a little bit” more confidence and trust among government, opposition and civil society representatives.
Nearly a third of the world’s 1.5 billion schoolchildren have been unable to access remote learning during school closures due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Summer hiking paths instead of winter ski trails await world leaders and power brokers at the World Economic Forum’s next annual gathering in Davos.
Amid rising tensions on the U.N. Security Council over the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, IAEA and Tehran said Tehran will allow inspectors at two nuclear sites.
The U.N. Security Council rejected the Trump administration’s attempt to use the 2015 Iran nuclear deal to restore international sanctions against Tehran.
The pandemic could eliminate 40 percent of global tourism’s 300 million jobs — one of every 10 — and trillions of dollars essential to developing economies.
WHO’s chief offered a tentative timetable for subduing the pandemic in less than two years if nations can pull together in fighting it.
A U.N.-appointed tribunal convicted one of four Hezbollah members charged in the 2005 assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.
WHO’s chief said nations must band together and stop competing over access to future supplies of a potential vaccine if they want to beat the pandemic.
The world reached a staggering milestone surpassing 20 million COVID-19 cases with 736,000 deaths — a doubling of 10 million cases in just over six weeks.
China announced economic sanctions on 11 NGO leaders and U.S. lawmakers, in a retaliatory move against outspoken critics of its crackdown on Hong Kong.
The COVID-19 pandemic is being exploited to radicalize would-be terrorists and to target vulnerable networks used by hospitals and healthcare systems.
On the 75th anniversary of the first atomic bombing, Hiroshima’s mayor called on world leaders to ban atomic weapons and boost international cooperation.
The ILO said a two decade-old convention outlawing the worst forces of child labor has gained universal ratification among all of its 187 member nations.
A generation of children could suffer major setbacks if nations fail to sufficiently contain the coronavirus so schools can reopen, according to UNESCO data.
The SpaceX Crew Dragon and NASA crew plunged into the Gulf of Mexico, completing the first manned orbit in a commercially built and operated spacecraft.