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Did you know? World Space Week

By virtue of the UN General Assembly resolution signed on Dec. 6, 1999, World Space Week is celebrated annually from Oct. 4 to 10. Marielle Medina, Inquirer Research

Posted: October 9th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

UN condemns beheading as ‘heinous and cowardly’

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The U.N. Security Council late Friday sharply condemned a new video that purports to show an Islamic State group fighter beheading British hostage Alan Henning, calling the killing a “heinous and cowardly murder.”

Posted: October 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Obama efforts to oust Assad pushed to back burner


By President Barack Obama’s own admission, U.S. efforts to oust Syrian President Bashar Assad have been pushed to the back burner by a bombing campaign against Islamic State militants that could ultimately help him stay in power.

Posted: September 30th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

North Korea denounces ‘forum of lies’ at UN

North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Su Yong, left, meets with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the sidelines of the 69th session of the U.N. General Assembly at U.N. headquarters, Sept. 27, 2014. AP /Jason DeCrow

North Korea’s foreign minister on Saturday berated the UN Security Council as a forum of lies and double standards, in the first UN address by a top Pyongyang official in 15 years.

Posted: September 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

US, others vow to strengthen UN peacekeeping

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden chairs a summit on international peacekeeping operations on the sidelines of the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters, Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. AP Photo/Jason DeCrow

The United States and dozens of other countries vowed Friday to speed up and strengthen the U.N.’s overstretched peacekeeping response to crises around the world.

Posted: September 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »