Statues of refugees outside the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum in Geneva (ARÊTE/John Heilprin)
August 12, 2019
International observers marked the 70th anniversary of the Geneva Conventions on Monday examining their relevance and limits — and ways to boost enforcement of their bedrock international humanitarian laws.
A main bridge and parks around downtown Tehran (ARÊTE/Ninara)
July 28, 2019
Major powers scrambled on Sunday at a meeting in Vienna to salvage their nuclear deal with Iran in the wake of U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw and reimpose sanctions on the Mideast regional power.
Activists protest the 2014 groundbreaking for the Thirty Meter Telescope (ARÊTE/Occupy Hilo)
July 15, 2019
After years of planning, an international organization faced off against hundreds of protesters as it tried to start building a billion-dollar telescope on Monday atop sacred Hawaii’s sacred Mauna Kea, a dormant volcano.
IAEA's Director General Yukiya Amano, second from right, meets with Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in 2014 (ARÊTE/Dean Calma)
July 1, 2019
The U.N.’s nuclear watchdog agency confirmed on Monday that Tehran has breached a stockpile limit for low-level enriched uranium allowed under the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers.
Iran's historic mountain village of Abyaneh, close to nuclear facilities (ARÊTE/Blondinrikard Fröberg)
June 17, 2019
One week after a warning from the U.N. nuclear watchdog agency, Iran said on Monday amid escalating Mideast tensions that it will soon increase its low-level enriched uranium stockpile above a limit in the 2015 nuclear deal.
World Meteorological Organization in Geneva (ARÊTE/John Heilprin)
June 3, 2019
Just 15 percent of the Paris climate treaty’s 195 signing countries are setting up a National Framework for Climate Services to provide accurate information needed to fulfill the 2015 accord, according to a new U.N. report to the 18th Meteorological World Congress that opened on Monday.
World Health Assembly chambers in Geneva (ARÊTE/Eric Bridiers)
May 20, 2019
Congo’s spreading Ebola outbreak, universal health coverage and questions about spending and reform topped the World Health Assembly’s agenda as its eight-day annual meeting got underway on Monday.
Storm seen from Belfort, France (ARÊTE/Thomas Bresson)
May 6, 2019
Extreme weather affected 62 million people worldwide last year in a clear signal that climate crisis-fueled natural hazards are rising, the United Nations’ weather agency reported on Monday as a major cyclone unleashed the southern hemisphere’s worst weather-related disaster.
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.
Grindelwald is home to two of Switzerland’s largest glaciers, the Upper and Lower Grindelwald Glaciers (ARÊTE/John Heilprin)
April 8, 2019
Research from a Swiss-based global monitoring network found that due to global warming, the world’s glaciers were melting five times as fast as they were in mid-20th century, especially in Central Europe, the Caucasus, much of North America and New Zealand.