Proponents of same-sex marriage and legalized marijuana use gained ground in ballot initiatives across the United States Tuesday.
Pediatricians gathered here for the American Academy of Pediatrics convention were greeted by protesters urging the medical group to rethink its position on an issue that makes most people squirm: the circumcision of newborn boys.
Humanitarian agencies are struggling to cope with an upsurge of refugees from Syria caused primarily by aerial bombardments of the civilian population. The United Nations says the number of Syrian refugees is likely to triple t...
Burma's government on Monday pardoned more than 500 prisoners, among them political detainees and some foreigners.
Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has announced he is suspending executions for prisoners on death row, after being criticized for allegedly executing nine convicts last month.
Dr. Carl Moeller announced Tuesday that he is stepping down as president and CEO of Open Doors USA.Open Doors is an international ministry that supports and strengthens persecuted Christians in the most dangerous countries ...
A United Nations agency says the long-term prospects for economic development in the Palestinian territories have worsened. In its annual report on Assistance to the Palestinian People, the U.N. Conference on Trade and Developm...
Confident on Wednesday of Rimsha Masih’s release, her lawyer was apprehensive Thursday after a prosecutor hinted strongly at the likelihood of violence if she is freed.
Guor Marial, a marathon runner, is a man without a country at the 2012 Olympics. He will compete Sunday in London as an independent athlete under the Olympic flag.
A United Nations official overseeing international aid assistance in North Korea says current massive floods have caused shortages of food and clean water.