Topic: Ban Ki-moon
Though the violent Ivory Coast standoff between former president Laurent Gbagbo and President Alassane Ouattara is over, the country’s troubles aren't. Ivorians must now redefine the way they relate to each other. Eight towns provide real models for grassroots reconciliation.
06/15/2011 03:07 pm
The Copa America, which brings together Latin America's top soccer teams once every four years, is set to start July 1. The volcano ash has already prompted hundreds of flights to be canceled.
06/15/2011 02:23 pm
It is the latest scandal to rock the UN-backed Khmer Rouge tribunal, as it prepares to begin the trial of the four most senior surviving leaders of the regime that killed some 2 million Cambodians in the 1970s.
06/15/2011 10:52 am
Opposition is building to a UN resolution condemning Syria, a reaction to the Libya vote and the result of assertiveness by emerging powers Brazil and India. To many, the UN appears absent.
06/14/2011 06:20 pm
As the UN-backed tribunal prepares to bring more former Khmer Rouge leaders to trial, a confidential document obtained by the Monitor raises questions about the judges' independence.
06/08/2011 05:27 pm
Ban Ki-moon is seen as a virtual lock to be reelected as head of the UN. He's won praise for his persistence, but he'll need to increase his impact if he's to leave a mark on the UN.
06/06/2011 07:24 pm
While the Golan Heights returned to a tense calm today, yesterday's clashes signaled increased turmoil ahead – perhaps spurred by Syria's Assad as he battles revolt at home.
06/06/2011 12:52 pm
Nigeria could be the world's third most populous nation by 2100, with 700 million people. American economist Jeffrey Sachs says a three-child policy is needed to contain the population explosion.
05/27/2011 02:07 pm
Alassane Ouattara was sworn in as the country's president and cocoa exports critical to the nation's economy have resumed. But the damage from the recent power struggle that claimed 3,000 lives still lingers.
05/24/2011 01:39 pm
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime has intensified its crackdown on protesters, despite mounting international pressure – including a slew of EU sanctions.
05/11/2011 09:36 am