President Maithripala Sirisena suspended parliament until November 14 after sacking Ranil Wickremesinghe as premier and replacing him with former President Mahinda Rajapaksa.
People are trying to flee most dangerous parts of Eastern Ghouta, a rebel-held enclave near the Syrian capital of Damascus.
The number of children living in a conflict zone has increased by more than 75 percent from the early 1990s, according to Save the Children charity.
UNHCR has identified almost 400 Rohingya households that are currently most at risk of being swept away by floods and landslides during the rainy season in Bangladesh.
As Venezuela is enduring one of the worst political and economic crises in its history, more and more people try to leave the country.
Only few of Rohingya refugees' babies will be born in health facilities, and from the very beginning they will be at risk of dying before the age of five.
Afghanistan’s Envoy to U.S. Hamdullah Mohib says the Taliban is not winning in Afghanistan, and his country is building up the military to face challenges.
UNICEF said Thursday that children in conflict zones around the world have come under attack at "a shocking scale" throughout 2017.
A blast in a supermarket in the Russian city of Saint Petersburg that injured ten people on Wednesday was caused by a homemade bomb.
The US Treasury announced on Tuesday new sanctions against two North Korean officials over their involvement in the ongoing development of ballistic missiles.
Prime Minister of Lebanon Saad Hariri said on Wednesday he may withdraw his resignation next week, if matters remain “positive” and the trend continues.
The UN Children's Fund said on Wednesday that it recorded the worst malnutrition rate since the start of the Syrian civil war in rebel-held Eastern Ghouta.
President Donald J. Trump retweeted inflammatory videos from a far-right British group on Wednesday drawing criticism from people in the US and abroad.
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Wednesday that Washington has multiple options when it comes to further sanctions against North Korea.
The U.S. Department of State criticized on Tuesday Russia's legislation that allows Moscow to register media outlets as foreign agents.
About 11 percent of drugs in poor countries are either substandard or falsified, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday.
The U.N. Security Council will hold an urgent meeting on Wednesday to discuss the latest ballistic missile launch by North Korea.
U.N. spokesman said on Monday that the Saudi-led Coalition had eased the Yemen blockade allowing deliveries of humanitarian aid to the country.