The Global Hunger Index, released Monday, shows progress against hunger in South Asia and Latin America. But the world needs to focus on childhood nutrition for this to continue.
Some Middle East experts are questioning the Obama administration’s approach, saying that the juicy carrots the US is offering may not get it where it wants to go.
The $4 billion US pledge is almost one-third of total world donations to the Global Fund, which has helped reduce mortality rates associated with AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis. More needed, organizers say.
Iran officials said a leak at the Bushehr nuclear power plant will prevent it from beginning operation this year. The delay comes as experts suggest the facility might have been targeted by a foreign government using the Stuxnet computer worm.
The US apologized today for a series of medical experiments about sexually transmitted diseases it carried out in Guatemala in the 1940s. A Wellesley College professor discovered the project.
Pakistan closed a key border-crossing to NATO trucks supplying coalition forces in Afghanistan after a NATO helicopter raid killed three Pakistani troops. But it will likely have to relent soon.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced US sanctions against eight Iranian officials Wednesday, citing human rights violations tied to the bloody crackdown after last summer's presidential election.
Amid signs that North Korea's Kim Jong-il is paving the way for his Swiss-educated son to assume power, analysts caution that his youth, and need to prove himself, could pose risks for the US.
One day after Israeli moratorium on settlements expires, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas delays his decision on whether to quit the US-backed Middle East peace talks for one week.
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Hillary Clinton has been loyal to President Obama, her one-time rival. Now she's seeking to redefine U.S. foreign policy for a new century, even as the latest mideast peace talks test her skills as a negotiator.
Sudan is set to hold a referendum in 100 days on whether to split in two. With tensions rising and the Sudan government hedging, the US is stepping up its involvement.
Obama holds meetings with Asian leaders at UN on economic and security issues. But some analysts say he is doing no better than his predecessors at resolving the region's challenges.
Ahmadinejad, addressing the UN General Assembly, says Iran will host a terror conference to investigate who was really behind 9/11. US delegation walks out in protest.
In his second address as president to the annual opening of the UN General Assembly, Obama urges supporters of Palestinians to back their pledges with deeds, and asks Arab states to normalize ties with Israel.
At the UN Wednesday, President Obama unveiled a plan to revitalize US foreign aid programs, which have been marginalized since the end of the cold war.
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, on the world stage again at the UN, says Iran is ready for a dialogue on its nuclear program, but Western powers say they have received no formal response from Iranian officials on when the talks would start.
A survey of Pakistanis living near the worst-hit areas of 2005 earthquake finds enduring positive attitudes toward foreigners, including Americans.
Exposure to smoke and toxins from cooking fires is blamed for the deaths of millions of women and children each year. A public-private partnership, announced by Hillary Clinton Tuesday, is on a global clean cookstove mission.
The UN leader urges world leaders attending a summit to rededicate themselves to reaching the Millennium Development Goals. Despite some successes on poverty and school enrollment, many challenges remain.