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U.S. intel implicates Saudi heir in Khashoggi hit

Turkish scientist Hatice Cengiz, left, talks about her slain fiancé, Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, at a World Press Freedom Conference in December at The Hague (AN/Martijn Beekman)

Saudi Arabia’s crown prince “approved” the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a declassified U.S. intelligence report concluded.

Analysis finds climate pledges ‘fall far short’

A collapsed block of permafrost along Drew Point, Alaska (AN/Benjamin Jones)

The world’s promised cuts in greenhouse gases come nowhere close to fulfilling the 2015 Paris Agreement, according to a new U.N. analysis.

COVAX starts global vaccine push in Ghana

The COVAX Facility's first COVID-19 vaccines arrive at Kotoka International Airport in Accra, Ghana (AN/Francis Kokoroko)

The COVAX Facility’s global rollout of COVID-19 vaccines finally launched with the delivery of 600,000 doses to Ghana’s capital Accra.

U.S. seeks to rejoin Human Rights Council

Then-U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Esther Brimmer at the U.N. Human Rights Council in 2009 (AN/Jess Hoffman)

The United States will campaign for a seat on the world’s top human rights body, in another reversal of the former Trump administration’s foreign policy.

IAEA to get ‘less access’ to Iran nuclear sites

IAEA chief Rafael Grossi speaks to reporters in Vienna after returning from Iran (AN/IAEAvideo)

The head of the U.N. atomic watchdog agency and Iranian top officials announced Tehran will give international inspectors reduced access to nuclear sites.

Biden reasserts primacy of trans-Atlantic ties

U.S. President Joe Biden, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron at the Munich Security Summit (AN/MSC/Müller)

U.S. President Biden reconnected with NATO and the G-7 and told the Munich Security Conference “democratic progress is under assault” around the world.

U.S. welcomed back to Paris climate treaty

San Francisco's City Hall goes green in December 2020 to honor five years of the 2015 Paris Agreement (AN/Dana Brown)

French President Emmanuel Macron led a chorus of world leaders and advocates in celebrating the United States’ official return to the 2015 Paris Agreement.

UNEP plan seeks way out of nature crisis

A hiker on Romania's Ciucaș Peak (AN/David Marcu)

In a new major report, the U.N. Environment Program recommended a “scientific blueprint” for governments to tackle three environmental crises at once.

U.N. panel documents decade of war crimes

War-damaged Aleppo, formerly Syria's largest city (AN/Aladdin Hammami)

Syria’s combatants have taken advantage of the international community’s disastrous failures, the chair of a panel of U.N. investigators said.

Nations debate call for ‘vaccination ceasefire’

U.N. helicopters in Juba, South Sudan (AN/Chetan Sharma)

The U.N. Security Council took up a proposed resolution calling for ceasefires in conflict zones that would allow deliveries of coronavirus vaccines.