To loud applause, Elayne Whyte Gomez, president of the UN conference that has been negotiating the legally binding treaty, announced the results of the “historic” vote — 122 nations in favor, the Netherlands opposed, and Singapore abstaining.
It's the third time this month that that the US has downed aircraft affiliated with Syrian President Bashar Assad’s government.
Devastating conflicts, violence and persecution in places like Syria and South Sudan had left a record 65.6 million people uprooted from their homes by the end of 2016.
Pope Francis has long railed against corruption and the mafia, but now the Vatican is considering developing a whole doctrine around excommunicating corrupt and mafia-tinged Catholics.
Serbia has formed an international legal team to file a lawsuit against NATO over its alleged use of depleted uranium munitions/
US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said the US is "reviewing its participation" in the Human Rights Council over what said is the group's "chronic anti-Israel bias".
Rival leaders of ethnically divided Cyprus have agreed on new talks in Geneva this month.
Doha has long faced accusations that it is a state sponsor of terror.
A suspected cholera outbreak is spreading quickly in war-ravaged Yemen, with an estimated 3,000 to 5,000 new cases every day.
Taiwan’s Constitutional Court ruled in favor of same-sex marriage, punctuating a yearslong campaign by advocates for gay rights in one of the continent’s most liberal democracies.
Upon completing their meeting, the pope gave the president a medal featuring an olive branch, a symbol of peace, among other gifts.
Anonymous has warned that people should start preparing for a third World War as heightened tensions between the US and North Korea threaten to hit boiling point.
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