Jimmy Carter arrived in Cuba on Monday for a three-day visit. The case of Maryland-based contractor Alan Gross is expected to be a topic of discussion between Cuban officials and former President Jimmy Carter.
Obama practices his soccer dribbling as he plays with local children during his tour of the Cidade de Deus Favela in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday.
Japan has received offers of assistance from 14 international organizations and 102 countries (including a number of unexpected aid donors such as embattled Afghanistan and poverty-stricken Cambodia), according to the latest report from the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. Japan has accepted help, mostly in the form of search and rescue teams, from 15 countries. Here is an overview of some of the help pouring into Japan as it struggles to dig out from Friday’s 9.0-magnitude earthquake and resulting tsunami.
Nations are responding to the devastation in Japan, sending aid workers, rescue equipment, and humanitarian supplies. Individuals can help too by donating to legitimate charities.
At a House subcommittee hearing, Ben Affleck and Enough Project founder John Prendergast said the US needs to make a stronger commitment to ending the conflict in Congo by appointing a special envoy.
An antigovernment protester waves a Bahraini flag during a rally in Manama.
The international community is struggling to respond to the escalating Libya conflict. Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi has warned of “bloodshed” if other countries intervene, and the opposition rebels have yet to formally request military assistance. Here's what's been done so far.
UN General Assembly rarely castigates one of its own, even in the face of egregious acts. Ousting Libya from the Human Rights Council follows other UN actions to respond to the crisis.
The United Nations humanitarian office in South Sudan's capital, Juba, says that 1 in 7 women who become pregnant 'will probably die from pregnancy-related causes.'
The US insists the American enjoys diplomatic immunity, but Pakistan won't release him. Hanging in the balance is a summit later this month with leaders from the US, Pakistan, and Afghanistan.