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UN halts all food distribution in Rafah after running out of supplies in the southern Gaza city

May. 21, 2024 18:56 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The United Nations suspended food distribution in the southern Gaza city of Rafah on Tuesday due to a lack of supplies and an untenable security situation caused by Israel’s expanding military operation. The U.N. warned that humanitarian operations across the territory were nearing...

UN food agency warns that the new US sea route for Gaza aid may fail unless conditions improve

May. 21, 2024 18:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.N. World Food Program said Tuesday the new U.S. $320 million pier project for delivering aid to Gaza may fail unless Israel starts ensuring the conditions the humanitarian groups need to operate safely. The operation was halted for at least two days after crowds looted aid...

UN warns that US sea route for Gaza may fail after chaotic launch to $320 million pier operation

May. 21, 2024 14:42 PM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — UN warns that US sea route for Gaza may fail after chaotic launch to $320 million pier operation.

Analysis: Iran's nuclear policy of pressure and talks likely to go on even after president's death

May. 21, 2024 13:28 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — While Iran's nuclear program stands at the precipice of tipping over into enriching uranium at weapons-grade levels, Tehran has held quiet, indirect talks with the United States and invited the head of the United Nations' atomic watchdog into the country for...

United Nations halts all food distribution in Rafah after running out of supplies in the southern Gaza city

May. 21, 2024 13:12 PM EDT
CAIRO (AP) — United Nations halts all food distribution in Rafah after running out of supplies in the southern Gaza city.

AI companies make fresh safety promise at Seoul summit, nations agree to align work on risks

May. 21, 2024 12:35 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Leading artificial intelligence companies made a fresh pledge at a mini-summit Tuesday to develop AI safely, while world leaders agreed to build a network of publicly backed safety institutes to advance research and testing of the technology. Google, Meta...

UN maritime tribunal says countries are legally required to reduce greenhouse gas pollution

May. 21, 2024 09:57 AM EDT

HAMBURG, Germany (AP) — A U.N. tribunal on maritime law said Tuesday that countries are legally required to reduce greenhouse gas pollution, a victory for small island nations that are on the front lines of climate change. The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea found...

UN Security Council rejects Russia-backed resolution on banning weapons in space

May. 21, 2024 01:06 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States said Monday that Russia last week launched a satellite that could be part of weaponizing space, a possible future global trend that members of the United Nations Security Council condemned even as they failed to pass a measure against it. The...

Independent UN experts urge Yemen’s Houthis to free detained Baha'i followers

May. 20, 2024 07:07 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Human rights experts working for the United Nations on Monday urged Yemen’s Houthi rebels to release five people from the country’s Baha'i religious minority who have been in detention for a year. The five are among 17 Baha’i followers detained last May when the...

Botanists are scouring the US-Mexico border to document a forgotten ecosystem split by a giant wall

May. 19, 2024 01:45 AM EDT

JACUMÉ, México (AP) — Near the towering border wall flanked by a U.S. Border Patrol vehicle, botanist Sula Vanderplank heard a quail in the scrub yelp “chi-ca-go,” a sound the birds use to signal they are separated from a mate or group. Then silence. A quail on...