If Christians and other religious minorities disappear in Iraq and Syria, "pluralism and stability leave with them," the head of the Knights of Columbus told a congressional commission April 19.
Only a "collective international response" can thwart the specter of terrorism that crosses borders, according to the Vatican's permanent observer mission to the United Nations.
The release of human rights activist Nestora Salgado Garcia after more than two-and-a-half years of incarceration in Mexico will be marked by a March 26 rally.
Editorial: The world community must act to solve the horrific crisis in Syria.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said that atrocities carried out by the Islamic State group against Yezidis, Christians and other minorities were genocide.
The U.N. children's agency warned that more than 80 percent of Syria's children have been harmed by the destructive conflict, as peace talks begin to end the Syrian war.
Commentary: The realization of global women suffrage, which represents one of the most significant power shifts in human history, occurred without women firing a single shot.
Joseph F.X. Zahra, a Maltese economist spoke at a U.N. event on economics, saying economic systems are operated by people and should be based on principles of freedom and dignity.
The U.N. Security Council discussed Jan. 11 besieged Syrian towns, after reports emerged that tens of thousands of civilians, trapped for months without supplies, are starving to death.
Africa is among the world's regions most in need of a "just and clear" global accord to combat climate change, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi told the U.N. climate conference in Paris.
"All African nations are contributing less to the total harmful emissions and are the most affected by climate change," he told other global leaders at gathering.
The summit aims to achieve a legally binding and universal agreement on measures to stem climate change and protect the environment.