Majda Ganibegovic

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Somalia donors must act now to avoid famine 'catastrophe' -U.N | Reuters

NAIROBI (Reuters) - War-ravaged Somalia is hurtling towards a second famine in three years that could be prevented if donors increased funding, Philippe Lazzarini, United Nations’ humanitarian coordinator for Somalia said on Sunday.<p>U.N. Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia Philippe Lazzarini …

Kurds Recapture 2 Towns From Islamic State Militants

<b>Updated Sunday, 10 p.m.:</b><p>Troops loyal to Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki deployed to strategic sites around Baghdad following his defiant speech. …

Population boom: 40% of all humans will be African by end of century

A seismic shift in demographic trends is transforming the world into an increasingly African place, creating huge economic opportunities, as well as new risks for political instability and extreme poverty, a United Nations agency says.<p>"The future of humanity is increasingly African," says a report …

Geography

U.S. Gives South Sudan $180 Million in Emergency Aid, Warns of Famine

The United States announced Tuesday it will provide $180 million in emergency food aid to South Sudan, warning of a "shocking" crisis in the world’s youngest nation following months of civil war. The move marked the first time the U.S. has used this type of emergency funding since 2008. National …

Africa

Uganda seeks to reinstate anti-gay bill

Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni wants to reinstate a divisive anti-gay law that was rejected by a court, but without tough penalties for consenting adults, a ruling party legislator has said.<p>"We agreed to come up with a new version that doesn't hurt our Western friends but also protects …

Why Muslims Hate Terrorism More

Muslim groups and leaders are constantly denouncing terrorism, but most Americans simply never see it. Answer? Make sure they see it.<p>Here we go …

Why the Funniest People Are Sometimes the Saddest

I always feel a more intense sense of loss when a fellow alcoholic or addict commits suicide. Possibly because I have thought about it obsessively …

Comedy

Gaza's children: 'Israel is creating a new generation of enemies'

Najia Warshagha, age nine, is a veteran of three conflicts in Gaza. She cannot sleep properly and is always terrified<p>She seemed to represent the collective suffering of Gaza's children: a little girl, eyes cast down, a tear edging beneath her lashes, blood smeared over her forehead, anguish written …

Gaza: hopes rise of end to war as Hamas 'optimistic' of deal with Israel

Smaller Palestinian groups also confident peace agreement can be reached in Cairo talks before ceasefire ends on Wednesday<p>Hopes rose on Tuesday night of an end to the month-long war in Gaza, with officials from Hamas and other groups expressing cautious optimism that a deal would be made with …

Egypt: Israel, Hamas to extend temporary truce

CAIRO (AP) — Israel and Hamas agreed to extend a temporary cease-fire for five days, Egyptian and Palestinian officials announced Wednesday, permitting the sides to continue to negotiate a substantive deal to end the war in Gaza.<p>Yet even as the extension was announced just minutes before a previous …

Associated Press News

In a few decades Africa will have more young people than any other continent

China is home to a fifth of the world’s population, a fact its government frequently mentions for geopolitical gain. Nearly every news report on India’s recent elections mentioned that it is the “world’s largest democracy.” By contrast, the number of Africans is about a quarter that of Asians.<p>But …

Africa

Russian humanitarian aid convoy pushes south to Ukraine

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1100000/1100552_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524692575_4d96b92ac7ec57c21c9226370f0cd801<p><b>Uncertainty surrounds the movement and route of a Russian aid convoy bound for east Ukraine after Ukrainian officials said they would not let it in.</b><p>At …

Russia

Rescue Mission 'Less Likely' After U.S. Special Forces Land on Iraq Mountain

The Pentagon may rule out an emergency evacuation mission, after a successful U.S. Army Special Forces mission to check on thousands of stranded …

National Security

Rocket lands in Israel ahead of cease-fire's end

After a three-day cease-fire ended Wednesday, the Israeli military said it was targeting "terror sites" across Gaza after five rockets were launched into Israel. The move came as Egyptian and Palestinian officials announced all sides had agreed to extend the truce five days for more negotiations.<p>It …