Born and bred in a political family, the new Canadian prime minister initially shunned the trade.
Aylan’s father, Abdullah, said he hoped the death of his family would encourage Arab states to help Syrian refugees.
The burden of supporting 500 000 refugees from Syria is stretching resources to the limit, writes Mark Tran in Zaatari.
The Catholic activist has warned the world not to sweep the leader of the LRA under the carpet.
About 600-million new jobs will be needed worldwide in the next 15 years to absorb a burgeoning workforce, mainly in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.
Relief groups are stepping up their appeals for aid to tackle the worsening food crisis in the Sahel region where more than 18-million face hunger.
The Chirundu crossing between Zambia and Zimbabwe is becoming an example of how Africa can benefit from faster customs clearances.
Khartoum’s gaping revenue hole has worsened the distrust between the north and south.
Fighting between tribes in its troubled Jonglei state has led South Sudan to declare the area a disaster zone, pleading for help from relief agencies.
A joint report by the World Bank and UNODC urges governments to devote more resources to training investigators in fighting financial crime.
While policymakers hope small-scale farmers can drive Africa’s development, there are clear obstacles to greater productivity.
China, Iran, North Korea, Yemen and the United States carried out the most executions last year.
The UN warned that a continued failure to tackle climate change was putting at risk decades of progress in improving the lives of the poor.
Swiss bank opens four safety deposit boxes containing manuscripts by the author of <i>The Trial</i> for expert inspection.
Pyongyang has told its military to ready itself for battle with the South. But the North Korean army
is ill-prepared and morale is low.