UN Says Eating Insects Will Solve World Hunger, Global Warming, Pollution, and Create Jobs The latest weapon in the U.N.'s fight against hunger, global warming and pollution might be flying by you right now. Edible insects are being promoted as a low-fat, high-protein food for people, pets and livestock. According to the U.N., they come with appetizing side benefits: Reducing greenhouse gas emissions and livestock pollution, creating jobs in developing countries and feeding the millions of hungry people in the world. More
Philippines mulls pullout of Syria peacekeepers The Philippine foreign secretary says he is recommending to President Benigno Aquino III to pull out all Filipino U.N. peacekeepers from the Golan Heights following the abduction of four by Syrian rebels. More
Iran president still a force even as his era ends When many struggling families in this eastern Iranian city take stock of outgoing President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's legacy, it's not about the oratory full of bluster and menace or his tussles with Iran's ruling clerics that are known to much of the world. More
Top U.N. truce monitor in Syria, attack on Central Bank Syria's SANA official news agency said U.N. observers on Sunday toured the Khalidiya district ... Until now it was left in the streets," Abu Rabea said. Despite the relative calm in Homs, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a UK-based group tracking ... 04/29/2012 - 6:32 am | View Link
Moment of calm’ in Syria as cease-fire appears to hold, US steps up pressure at UN BEIRUT —A shaky truce took effect in Syria on Thursday ... Council resolution that will oblige the Syrian government to fully comply with the terms of a U.N.-brokered peace plan. But with both sides to the conflict exchanging allegations of violations ... 04/12/2012 - 6:25 pm | View Link
Syria Enters a 'Fragile' Truce Syrian troops halted their withering offensive on opposition areas as a truce ... U.N. Security Council president, said joint U.N.-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan said Syria wasn't in compliance with his six-point peace plan though a "fragile calm" prevailed ... 04/12/2012 - 3:16 pm | View Link
Syria calm after UN truce deadline Annan is to brief the U.N. Security ... truce took hold. The central provinces of Hama and Homs, the northern regions of Idlib and Aleppo, the capital Damascus and its suburbs, as well as Daraa to the south and Deir el-Zour to the east were all calm ... 04/12/2012 - 7:39 am | View Link
Syria calm after UN truce deadline Annan is to brief the U.N. Security ... truce took hold. The central provinces of Hama and Homs, the northern regions of Idlib and Aleppo, the capital Damascus and its suburbs, as well as Daraa to the south and Deir el-Zour to the east were all calm ... 04/12/2012 - 3:20 am | View Link
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Siege of Homs The Siege of Homs was a military confrontation between the Syrian military and the Syrian opposition in the city of Homs as a part of the Syrian Civil War. 10/5/2015 - 2:02 pm | View Website
Syria jihadists behead Ismaili man for 'apostasy' | News ... The jihadist Islamic State group on Tuesday said it beheaded a member of the minority Ismaili community, an offshoot of Shiite Islam, accusing him of "apostasy". 10/5/2015 - 9:16 am | View Website
Syria Unrest — Global Issues China and Russia also have close ties with Syria and to date have not been keen on any action condemning Syria and have even vetoed some actions. 10/4/2015 - 8:15 pm | View Website
WASHINGTON — Experts warn that Northeast Asia could see a dangerous growth in stocks of weapons-usable plutonium — and U. S. lawmakers say Obama administration policies could be making matters worse.
Japan plans to open as early as next spring a plant that could reprocess enough spent reactor fuel to make as many as 1,000 nuclear bombs a year.
The plutonium that is produced is supposed to be for generating electricity, but Japan already has tons on hand and no use for it, with its reactors at a virtual halt after the 2011 Fukushima Dai-ichi disaster.
“We should not leave doors open for our partners to use U.
Ohio lawmakers are undermining attempts to reduce the state's prison population by continuing to introduce tough-on-crime bills that have the opposite effect, policy groups on the left and the right said Wednesday.
Lawmakers introduced 54 bills in the first six months of the current session that would send more people to jail or prison, or just over one of every 10 bills at the Statehouse, according to a report by the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio.
The ACLU, the state Public Defender's Office and the conservative Buckeye Institute say lawmakers are pushing the bills even as a committee studies changes to Ohio's criminal code that could reduce the number of people who are incarcerated.
Stephane Dujarric, the spokesman for the U. N. Secretary-General, said in a statement from the U. N. Wednesday that a Central African Republic mission convoy travelling from Damara to Ngerengou came under fire on Tuesday by an unknown group about 55 kilometers (34 miles) north of Bangui.
Sectarian clashes between rival Christian and Muslim militias have flared in recent weeks, killing at least 42 people.