Details left vague by the 31-page Paris Agreement include how countries will report and monitor their domestic pledges to curb greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to changes such as more floods, storms, desertification and rising seas.
The cessation in hostilities has been unravelling for weeks and the Syrian government has largely blocked humanitarian aid access despite repeated UN appeals to prevent civilians starving in besieged towns.
The sides will submit a list of prisoner requests to UN mediators within two days, after which “local committees” would be created to facilitate the exchanges.
Colombia and the ELN agreed in March to begin peace talks, but President Juan Manuel Santos said then that no official talks would begin until the group freed all hostages.
Much of northern Senegal bordering the Sahara Desert has succumbed to desertification, a process where land becomes increasingly arid due to drought and climate shifts, making forests unsustainable.
A British government official said there had not yet been a formal request from Libya to operate within its waters, but one was expected “fairly swiftly”.
Obama’s trip to Vietnam, which borders China, underscored shared concerns about China’s growing military clout as Beijing aggressively advances sovereignty claims to the South China Sea.
Amnesty, which has called for the full decriminalisation of sex work, wants governments to create policies to protect adults who consent to selling sex for money.
The lawsuit accuses the Obama administration of “running roughshod over common sense policies” that protect children.
The Republican presidential nominee has said in the past he believes global warming is a concept that was invented by China to hurt the competitiveness of US business.
For many of Germany’s new arrivals, a new law will mean that attendance at ‘Living in Germany’ classes will determine whether they get full access to the state benefits they hope will launch them on new lives in the country.
While Mullah Mansour successfully steered Taliban politics towards consolidation of his authority, 2015-16 was still the movement’s most intensely political year yet, and the succession and its aftermath will trigger another round of internal politicking of the sort Mansour had just about kept in check.
Personality politics is obscuring the information that voters need to make their decision on the ‘Brexit’ on June 23.
The US lifted its own economic sanctions on Liberia in November.
Nadiya Savchenko is widely seen in Ukraine as a symbol of resistance against Russia, a perception bolstered by her defiant behaviour in court during her trial.
Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said the attack on staff from the judicial system was in response to the Afghan government’s decision earlier this month to execute six Taliban prisoners on death row.
The US president has made extracting the United States from its 15-year war in Afghanistan a top priority, unsuccessfully pursuing efforts to bring the Taliban into talks with successive Afghan governments.
EU institutions and Britain’s 27 partner states have been at great pains to avoid discussing in public the possibility that Brexit could actually happen, for fear of fuelling a Leave vote.
The US conducts drone strikes worldwide with relative impunity. But when the first strike hits the US, the real blowback will begin.
Human rights groups have documented at least 1,400 killings in Davao that they allege had been carried out by death squads since 1998, a time period in which Duterte’s loud approval for execution-style killings of drug users and criminals has helped propel him to the highest office of the land.
Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said the armed forces had been “instructed to preserve the lives of citizens in Falluja and protect public and private property”.
Officials fear the numbers trying to make the crossing to Italy will increase as weather conditions continue to improve.
The ground operation was accompanied by a series of air strikes on militant hideouts in the area carried out by jets belonging to a US-led coalition.
From the comfortable alt-rock of PJ Harvey to the hypnotic antagonism of Anohni, new protest music offers a relief from the official rhythms of war and peace.
Chinese-Japanese rivalry has manifested itself across many issues, including disputed territory in the East China Sea, interpretations of wartime history and jockeying to assume the role of regional economic leadership.
The most affected are indigenous people caught in crossfires in current and past armed conflicts in Colombia, India, Myanmar, the Philippines, Bangladesh, Guatemala and Peru.
Investors and top-tier foreign banks fear US action could shut them out of the international banking system if they deal, even by mistake, with sanctioned bodies.
Greek authorities said they planned to move individuals gradually to state-supervised facilities further south.
The main opposition party stepped up its criticism, saying the state prosecutor’s decision was an attempt to shield the president and buy him time before elections in August.
The global aid agency Medecins sans Frontieres pulled out of the conference earlier this month saying it had lost hope the participants could address weaknesses in emergency response.
The leaked conversations include discussions of the role played in Dilma Rousseff’s removal by the most powerful national institutions, including Brazil’s military leaders.
The sale of arms, Barack Obama said, would depend on Vietnam’s human rights commitments and be made on a case-by-case basis.
The US senator from Vermont will be allowed to name five members to the 15-member committee that writes the platform at the Democratic National Convention in late July in Philadelphia even if he is not the party’s presidential nominee.
The United Nations and Western states have warned against forcibly repatriating the 350,000 or so Somalis who still live in the sprawling Dadaab camp in northeast Kenya, saying it would violate international obligations.
Jan Eliasson said attacks on civilian targets, hospitals and schools in Syria, Yemen and Afghanistan were examples of disregard for the Geneva convention on human rights.
UN investigators said in February the reported killings of detainees amounted to a state policy of “extermination” of the civilian population, a crime against humanity.
The Maldives’ first democratically elected president was allowed to go to Britain for medical treatment after the government came under international pressure to let him leave.
The robot submarine, used mostly to maintain offshore oil rigs, can reach 3,000 metres under water.
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced the launching of an offensive to retake the Islamic State stronghold of Falluja after the military told residents to get ready to leave before fighting started.
“What we want to do is avoid any terms that just add fuel to the fire,” Aung San Suu Kyi said.