Over 90% of People in the World Live With Air Pollution Above WHO Limit
Over 90 percent of the world's population lives in areas with levels of air pollution that exceed the World Health Organization 's limits, the group said today in what the WHO described as its most detailed report on global outdoor air pollution ever published. While the WHO’s standards for air
WHO: Excessive Air Pollution Affects 92 Percent of People
The World Health Organization says more than nine out of 10 people worldwide live in areas with excessive air pollution, contributing to problems like strokes, heart disease and lung cancer
The Latest: UN to Help Iraq Tackle Sexual Violence
The United Nations and Iraq signed an agreement Friday aimed at helping the Baghdad government tackle sexual violence in conflict, an issue that made headlines following the capture and rape of Yazidi women by Islamic State extremists in 2014
The Latest: Syria's Military Announces New Aleppo Operation
Syria's military command for Aleppo says it is commencing operations in the contested city's rebel-held eastern quarters
Turkmenistan , Low on Visitors, Opens Striking New Airport
The capital of Turkmenistan, a country largely closed to outsiders, has opened a $2.3-billion terminal at its international airport in the shape of a flying falcon
House Leader Nancy Pelosi Addresses the Democratic National Convention
Standing with the Democratic Women on the House, she declared "when women succeed, American succeeds."
US-Led Coalition Hitting ISIS 'Harder Than Ever,' Obama Says
Obama added that his administration continually reassesses its strategy to fight ISIS, not only against trained extremists on the battlefields of Syria and Iraq, but also in the U.S. homeland against radicalized followers.
Inside the Russian Pilot Rescue Operation
The Russian Defense Ministry released details today about the 12-hour operation its military conducted to rescue a fighter pilot shot down by Turkish forces inside Syria yesterday. According to a timeline released by Lt. Gen. Sergei Rudskoy, the attack on the Russian warplane came at 10:24 a.m.
Vladimir Putin Calls Turkish Attack on Russian Fighter Plane a 'Stab in the Back
Russian President Vladimir Putin has accused Turkey of a “stab in the back” and warned of “serious consequences” after Turkish military jets today shot down a Russian fighter plane close to the border between Syria and Turkey. The Russian Su-24 jet was hit by rockets fired from Turkish F16s as it
Who Are the Turkmen ?
The downing of a Russian fighter plane Tuesday near the border between Syria and Turkey has thrust the Turkmen into the international spotlight. One of the Russian pilots plummeted on to land claimed by Syria’s Turkmen. The plane was hit by Turkish F16s while it was conducting airstrikes on