Nearly $US1 billion dollars is needed to fight the Ebola outbreak raging in west Africa, the United Nations says, more than doubling the estimate it made less than a month ago.
Nick O’Malley Australia has re-stated its commitment to reduce its carbon emissions by 5 per cent below 2000 levels by 2020, writes Nick O'Malley
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan denies paying ransom to free Turkish hostages from Islamic State militants
RIchard Spencer Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has refused to comment on reports that hostages had been exchanged for three top-level prisoners.
Ruth Eglash Israel has some new neighbours. Al-Qaeda-linked rebels have, for the first time, established a permanent presence on the Syrian frontier.
UN officials have received assurances that 44 peacekeepers detained by Syrian rebels in the Golan Heights are safe and in good health, a UN spokesman says.
The US has confirmed it has restocked Israel's supplies of ammunition, hours after issuing a strong condemnation of an attack on a United Nations school in Gaza.
The Palestinians and their international supporters are discussing a UN draft resolution that condemns all violence against civilians in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and calls for "an immediate,...
Geneva: Atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations have crossed a new threshold, the UN's weather agency saidon on Monday, highlighting the urgency of curbing manmade, climate-altering greenhouse...
Mark Landler President Obama said on Tuesday that Iran’s diplomatic overture in recent weeks could provide a foundation for an agreement on its nuclear program, but he warned that “conciliatory words will have to...
The world’s major powers have agreed on the main points of a UN Security Council resolution on destroying Syria’s chemical weapons.
Ending weeks of diplomatic deadlock, the United States and Russia agreed on Thursday on a United Nations Security Council draft resolution that would demand Syria give up its chemical arms, but does...
The boat disaster that left 300 people feared dead off the Italian coast is the result of a repressive policy toward irregular immigrants, a United Nations official says.
The UN refugee agency has warned that Australia could be breaking international law, amid reports that it pushed back to Indonesia boats carrying asylum-seekers.
Mohammed Ghobari Yemen's Shiite Muslim rebels have signed an agreement with other political parties to form a more inclusive government and end days of fighting in the capital.
ROD NORDLAND Afghanistan's election commission on Sunday pronounced Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai the winner of the country's presidential election.
Activists have mobilised in cities across the globe for marches against climate change, with one of the biggest planned for New York, where celebrities, political leaders and tens of thousands of...
Umaru Fofana Sierra Leone's nationwide shutdown has entered its final day, as criticism grew that the extreme action aimed at containing the Ebola virus was no more than a publicity stunt.
Nick O'Malley Pacific island nations that supported Australia's bid for the UN Security Council feel let down by its stance on climate change, says the foreign minister of the Marshall Islands.
Rod Nordland The two candidates for president of Afghanistan have agreed on a power-sharing deal that will give the losing candidate substantial influence in the next government.
Adam Nossiter The fight to stamp out the Ebola virus is under way in Sierra Leone as officials order people to stay home.