The UN weather agency announced Friday it was dropping Isis -- the name of an ancient Egyptian goddess that also happens to be the acronym for the Islamic State jihadist group -- from its stocklist of Pacific hurricane names.
GENEVA Reuters - The United Nations launched an appeal on Friday for $273.7 million to meet the humanitarian needs of Yemen over the next three months, as fighting intensifies in the south and air strikes pound 18 of Yemen's 22 provinces.
Forty-one people have drowned in the Mediterranean trying to reach Italy by boat from Libya, four survivors said when they arrived at the Sicilian port of Trapani, according to the International Organisation for Migration IOM.
The co-pilot of a pioneering plane attempting to circumnavigate the globe powered by the sun, is being treated for migraine in his native Switzerland but will return to China soon, a spokeswoman said Tuesday.
The United Nations warned Kenyan authorities Tuesday that closing the world's biggest refugee camp complex would have extreme humanitarian and practical consequences and would violate international law.
The United Nations refugee agency urged Kenya on Tuesday to reconsider an order to close the teeming Dadaab refugee camp, warning that sending Somali refugees back to their homeland would have extreme humanitarian and practical consequences.
The International Organization for Migration said Sunday it had flown a first planeload of foreign nationals out of Yemen and aimed to continue evacuating foreigners stranded in the conflict-torn country.