Global News

Intense Fighting in Eastern Ukraine Displaces Thousands More Citizens

More than 117,000 people are believed to have fled from their homes in Ukraine very recently to other

Food & Nutrition

World Food Program Providing Fresh Bread to Thousands in Gaza Shelters

The World Food Program (WFP) is stepping up its food distribution efforts in Gaza to ensure that people who are living in shelters receive fresh bread. The aim is to bring 10 metric tons of bread from Jerusalem to Gaza each day. Speaking to reporters in Geneva, WFP spokesperson Elisabeth Byrs said August 5 that

Global News

UN Urges Both Palestinians and Israelis To Continue Ceasefire While Addressing Underlying Issues

As the temporary ceasefire continues to hold in Gaza, senior United Nations officials urged Israelis and Palestinians to

Culture & Society

South Sudan Humanitarian Crisis Constitutes Largest Inside Any Single Country

A top United Nations peacekeeping official said on August 6 that three years after independence, South Sudan is

Global News

Two Most Senior Khmer Rouge Leaders Found Guilty of Crimes Against Humanity

A United Nations-backed court has found the two most senior surviving leaders of Cambodia’s brutal Khmer Rouge regime guilty of crimes against humanity and sentenced them to life in prison. The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC), a hybrid war crimes tribunal established in 2006, convicted Nuon Chea, 88, and Khieu Samphan, 83,

Global News

Scale of Humanitarian Needs Unprecedented in Gaza after Month of Conflict

A UN spokesperson said that the scale of needs is unprecedented in the Gaza Strip following four weeks of hostilities. Speaking for James Rawley, the UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for the Occupied Palestinian Territory, Farhan Haq told reporters at a press briefing in New York August 7 that teams are on the ground assessing

Business & Finance

UN Official Urges Paradigm Shift in the Way UN Troops Take Action after Failure in DRC

The special representative for the United Nations Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO) took responsibility for the inaction of MONUSCO troops in early June when 33 people were massacred by armed assailants in South Kivu province. Addressing the Security Council on August 7, Martin Kobler said that MONUSCO troops were a mere nine

Global News

Destruction of Syrian Chemical Weapons Material About 60 Percent Complete

Commenting on the destruction of Syria’s chemical weapons, United Kingdom Ambassador Mark Lyall Grant said August 5 that

Culture & Society

Newly Crowned Miss Teen USA Has Whirlwind Visit to New York City

Miss South Carolina Teen, K. Lee Graham, is thrilled to be in New York City this week after winning the 2014 Miss Teen USA title in the Bahamas. talks to her about her impressions and her goals as she prepared to take on a year of Miss Teen USA duties. “It’s amazing, this is

Culture & Society

Musician Questlove Says Music Is a Common Denominator for Humankind

Drummer and frontman for Grammy-winning The Roots, Jimmy Fallon’s “Late Night” and “Tonight Show” in-house band, record producer Questlove talked to at the Paley Center for Media where he was participating in a panel discussing the 1960s, “probably the most important period in American history, the revolution of post-modern culture, civil rights period, British

Culture & Society

Graham Nash Takes Part in Candid Discussion of the ‘60s at Paley Center

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singer-songwriter Graham Nash joined Carl Bernstein and Questlove on a panel at Paley Center for Media examining the tumultuous changes of the 1960s. caught up with him before Paley’s preview screening of CNN’s “The Sixties: Sex, Drugs, and Rock N’ Roll,” the tenth installment in an original documentary

Culture & Society

Journalist Carl Bernstein Looks for Best Obtainable Version of the Truth

Carl Bernstein, the award-winning journalist and author who with Bob Woodward investigated Watergate for “The Washington Post,” leading to the resignation of President Nixon in 1974, was at the Paley Center this week to host a panel discussing one of the most tumultuous decades in recent history, the 1960s. talked to Bernstein before the