Warplanes blasted the rebel-held section of the Syrian city of Aleppo, marking a clear failure of Secretary of State John Kerry's efforts to resurrect a cease-fire. Syria declared plans to fully recapture the city.
President Obama says the U.S. will allow 30 percent more refugees into the country next year, underlining a promise he made last year. This comes ahead of a gathering of world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly next week that will focus on the global refugee crisis.
A two-year report into the devastating power struggle in South Sudan shows profiteering by the newest nation's battling leaders. The report by activists and some famous actors implicates the president and vice president.
Secretary of State John Kerry and his Russian counterpart are in Geneva trying to reach a deal for a ceasefire in Syria. Similar deals have collapsed before, but this one is aimed at relieving suffering for millions of Syrians.
Secretary of State John Kerry visits Saudi Arabia to nudge the key U.S. ally to find a way out of a devastating war in Yemen. The United Nations human rights chief is calling for an international inquiry.
While the image of dazed, bloodied young boy has refocused the world on the Syrian civil war, hopes for a ceasefire are dim as the U.S. and United Nations have little sway over Russian and Syrian bombers.
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