A display at a U.S. Senate hearing in 2019 to mark the 1-year anniversary of Jamal Khashoggi’s murder (AN/POMED)
September 7, 2020
(AN) — A court in Saudi Arabia sentenced eight people to prison for their roles in the 2018 orchestrated killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Saudi government-run Al Ekhbariya TV reported on Monday.
Hot air ballooning in Turkey's Cappadocia region (AN/Feridun F. Alkaya)
August 25, 2020
(AN) — The coronavirus pandemic could eliminate 40 percent of global tourism’s 300 million jobs — one of every 10 worldwide — and trillions of dollars essential to developing economies, the U.N. chief said on Tuesday.
An officer with the U.K.'s National Crime Agency triages a seized computer for evidence of criminal activity (AN/NCA)
August 6, 2020
(AN) — The COVID-19 pandemic is being exploited to radicalize would-be terrorists and to target vulnerable computer networks used by hospitals and healthcare systems around the world, the U.N. counterterrorism chief said on Thursday.
An instructional sign in Zermatt, Switzerland (AN/John Heilprin)
July 27, 2020
(AN) — The coronavirus pandemic is by far the worst global public health emergency declared under a 13-year-old international law for deadly disease outbreaks, World Health Organization Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Monday.
A young man prepares roasted maize atop a World Food Program carton in Yemen (AN/H. Veit)
July 13, 2020
(AN) — Despite the United Nations-led push to relieve global poverty and hunger, the number of people not getting enough nutrition rose by 60 million since 2014 — and the COVID-19 pandemic may add up to 132 million more to their ranks this year.
Inside the U.S. Titan Missile Museum in Arizona (AN/Aaron Headly)
June 22, 2020
(AN) — The United States and Russia resumed nuclear disarmament talks on Monday in Vienna after more than a year, despite the unknown effects of China’s non-participation and a looming U.S. presidential election.
WTO Director-General Roberto Azevêdo, center, at an UNCTAD meeting in Geneva on April 1, 2019 (AN/Timothy Sullivan)
June 8, 2020
(AN) — The embattled World Trade Organization shifted to the job of selecting a new director-general as the nominating period opened on Monday in an expected race between candidates from Mexico, Africa and Europe.
The opening of last year's World Health Assembly in pre-pandemic times (AN/Eric Bridiers)
May 19, 2020
(AN) — Under fire from the United States, the World Health Organization’s top governing body unanimously approved a resolution on Tuesday calling for an independent review of its response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Residents lined up for COVID-19 relief services in Sohra, India (AN/Ramakrishna Math and Mission)
April 27, 2020
(AN) — The U.N. human rights chief warned on Monday of reports that some governments are abusing emergency powers to fight the COVID-19 pandemic by resorting to police brutality and other heavy-handed tactics.
An offering of German periodicals in early February reflect the fight against fake news and conspiracy theories (AN/photoheuristic.info)
April 13, 2020
(AN) — False information campaigns about the coronavirus pandemic are a “grave danger” to many people’s lives around the world, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization warned on Monday.