Tag Archive: U.N.

More than 43 million worldwide forced from homes, U.N. says

(CNN) — The number of people forced from their homes worldwide has risen to 43.7 million, the highest level in 15 years, according to a U.N. refugee agency report released Monday. That’s up… Continue reading

Afghan riots over Quran-burning: 2 days, 20 dead

KABUL, Afghanistan – Afghans rioted for a second day Saturday to protest the burning of a Quran in Florida, killing nine people in Kandahar and injuring more than 80 in a wave of… Continue reading

Libya official flies to Egypt with Gadhafi message

“Britain and France are pushing for the U.N. to create a no-fly zone over Libya, and while the U.S. may be persuaded to sign on, such a move is unlikely to win the… Continue reading

‘Odyssey Dawn’: U.S. cruise missiles herald the beginning of the end for Gaddafi

American warships and submarines unleashed a fury of cruise missiles against Libya as the world finally signified it had turned on Colonel Gaddafi. An amassed fleet of U.S. warships and submarines in the… Continue reading

U.N. Security Council Authorizes No-Fly Zone in Libya

The United Nations Security Council approved a resolution Thursday evening authorizing a no-fly zone over Libya and other measures military action against Libya. The vote was 10-0 with five abstentions, including Russia and… Continue reading